New Neighborhood Joint Opens in the Mission

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More Valencia Street action: ~SOUTHEND GRILL ‘N’ BAR~ has opened in the former Toad’s space, serving American comfort food like Buffalo wings, burgers, steaks, and chops, with nothing over $20 (complete menu here). It has been going through a soft opening phase, and the grand opening is this Friday March 18th and Saturday March 19th. The 40-seat space was refreshed with a simple and comfortable look. Owner Steve Silver, who was born and raised in the Mission, told me it’s meant to be a neighborhood joint, with affordable pricing. There is a selection of beer on tap and by the bottle, and wine by the glass; lunch and brunch should be starting in a month or so. There will also be outdoor seating along 26th Street. Hours for now are Sun 5pm-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11:30pm. 1499 Valencia St. at 26th St., 415-648-8623.