Citizen Cake’s exterior. Photo by Rebecca Kinney. © tablehopper.com.
The Macaron Magic sundae. Photo by Rebecca Kinney.
Last month, Inside Scoop broke the news that Elizabeth Falkner was changing things up at ~CITIZEN CAKE~ on Fillmore. First off, she has changed the name to Elizabeth Falkner’s Citizen Cake, Ice Cream Parlor & Eats. The menu is more casual and comforting, with dishes like shrimp cocktail, tomato soup, and Chinese chicken salad to start, and sandwiches like grilled cheese (with five!), a burger with bacon ground into the beef, and a fried chicken Cobb sandwich. For dinner, there are homey faves like roast chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and spareribs, plus nightly specials like pot roast on Wednesdays (good to know with our upcoming chilly weather). Falkner has also hired Allison Harvey (previously at Ragazza) to helm the kitchen. Here’s the latest copy of the menu, which you can check out here (be forewarned, it’s a big PDF). With one look, you can see things are meant to be more fun and lighthearted.
As for the sweet side of the menu, while the fab pâtisserie counter will remain with all the signature and couture cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and bars, look for a bunch of new cleverly crafted sundaes, like an already popular one made with grilled sourdough ice cream; plus Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, salted Spanish peanuts, Espelette chile, and whipped cream; and Macaron Magic, with strawberry ice cream and edible glitter (little girls and drag queens will both love that one). I’m really happy to see a date shake on the menu (don’t have to wait for my next Palm Springs trip!), and now that all the equipment is in, Falkner was finally able to launch her line of liquid-nitrogen ice cream. The hours and menu make it easy to swing by for a late lunch or sweet tooth attack, so pay a visit soon.