Now Open in North Beach: Bask


The front room. Photo from Eater by Molly DeCoudreaux.

The fourth Basque restaurant to open in the North Beach and Jackson Square area is ~BASK~, in the former Pickles/Clown Alley location. You can check out the menus on their site: lunch includes a variety of salads and sandwiches (ringing in around $14), plus a few entrées like a roasted chicken thigh ($19) “in a finger-licking Basque sauce (red and green bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes) with rice.” Dinner has a full array of hot and cold tapas (chorizo puffs, croquettes, stuffed piquillo peppers), in addition to an extensive list of larger plates. There’s also weekend brunch. Hours are Mon-Wed 10:30am-10pm, Thu-Fri 10:30am-11pm, Sat 10:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-11pm, and Sun 10:30am-2pm. 42 Columbus Ave. at Jackson, 415-392-BASK (2275).