Opening Soon: The Brixton in SoMa

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The Brixton fiery mac and cheese. Instagram photo via @thebrixtonsf.

Folks living in SoMa and Giants fans will soon have a new location of ~THE BRIXTON~ to dine at, due to open Friday May 3rd. The first location is on Union Street in Cow Hollow, which opened eight years ago, and is currently getting renovated. Hat Trick Hospitality (Adam Snyder, Hugo Gamboa, and Andy Wasserman) have appointed chef Banks White (Auberge du Soleil; Etoile Domaine Chandon; FIVE in Berkeley) as the group’s hospitality director, which also includes Rambler in Union Square.

His New American menu for Brixton by the Ballpark will feature quality ingredients, including sustainable seafood, and will offer an all-day menu, serving lunch and dinner, plus a game day menu. New dishes include short rib grilled cheese with caramelized onions, smoked cheddar, frisée, and wild baby arugula; Filipino fried ribs with calamansi and sweet chile sauce, birdseye chili, pickled okra, and fried garlic; and sea bream with pineapple and green papaya slaw, mint, and Malaysian coconut curry sauce.

There’s a full lineup of cocktails, with a Bloody Mary Bar, and coffee from Verve Coffee Roasters. The former Paragon space is now outfitted with a modern British tavern vibe with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll by interior designer Lori Yeomans (Rambler). There’s a 24-foot bar with communal bar tables, a lounge area, and private dining, plus cafe tables next to a retractable door that opens onto the street. Open daily 10:30am-12am. 701 2nd St. at Townsend.

I’ve been tracking the upcoming ~HASHIDA~ in Union Square, which will be a third location of an omakase sushi restaurant based in Tokyo (they just opened a location in Singapore), and it’s looking pretty close, possibly even softly open, according to Instagram. Chef Kenjiro “Hatch” Hashida started apprenticing for his master sushi chef father at the age of 14, so he’s got some chops. Stand by for more details on how much the experience costs soon. 125 Ellis St. at Cyril Magnin.

UPDATE (4/17/19): it ends up Hashida is running a deceiving Instagram account and is no longer opening in SF. A tablehopper reader received this email: “We regret to inform you that Hashida Sushi San Francisco is no longer opening due to some uncontrollable matter.” Then update your social media and say so, Hashida.

One more thing to watch: a ~SUPER DUPER~ appears to be coming to a former Lee’s Deli location in SoMa. 117 New Montgomery St. at Minna.