Gastropubbin': Horner's Corner Now Open in Noe Valley, Baby Blues BBQ Coming to Ireland's 32

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The bar at Horner’s Corner. Photo from Horner’s Corner website.

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A Baby Blues BBQ platter. Photo via Facebook.

Now open (via Eater) in the former Noe’s Bar in Noe Valley is sports bar and restaurant ~HORNER’S CORNER~. As reported on tablehopper in December, the new project comes from owners Ivor Bradley of The Creamery in SoMa and Dave O’Donnell. It’s definitely a pub environment, with lots of televisions for watching sports and a menu of solid pub grub classics, like chili, pizza, short ribs, and of course, a burger. Beverages include classic cocktails, eight beers on tap, and a few wines by the glass or bottle. They’re open for dinner Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, plus brunch Sat-Sun 9am-3pm. The bar is open Mon-Fri 2pm-2am and Sat-Sun 9am-2am. 1199 Church St. at 24th St., 415-282-4007.

Some fun news for fans of Bernal’s ~BABY BLUES BBQ~: you’ll soon be able to enjoy Paul Fischer’s barbecue and more when you’re grabbing a pint at ~IRELAND’S 32~ in the Inner Richmond. The bar and kitchen are currently being renovated, and Baby Blues plans to take over the kitchen on Saturday March 1st.

The modern gastropub menu will include smaller bites like smoked trout deviled eggs, smoked and grilled chicken wings, a “rib tickler” (three award-winning smoked pork ribs over coleslaw), and grilled shrimp over grits topped with rémoulade. Larger options (what they’re calling “hand food”) will include a shrimp po’boy, a free-range chicken fillet sandwich (rumor has it Paul’s fried chicken rocks), “The Badass” burger (blue cheese, two onions, and applewood-smoked bacon ground into the patty, hoo-whee), a pork and beef sausage patty sandwich (“straight from the streets of Chicago,” with grilled toast, arugula, and rémoulade), both beef and pork smoked ribs, plus an 18-hour smoked beef brisket sandwich. (Damn, am I the only who just got hungry? I don’t think so.) Sandwiches will put you back $10-$12, with appetizers around $9 and the larger plates in the $15-$18 range.

There will also be daily chef specials (Argentine rib-eye!) and they are already gearing up for St. Paddy’s Day. And since Baby Blues BBQ just won the competition held by CatHead’s BBQ (they won all four categories!), you know they are fired up. The plan is to be open daily and nightly, possibly closed Tuesday during the day. Stand by for an update as March 1st approaches! 3920 Geary Blvd. at 3rd Ave.