The Popsons cheeseburger. Photo: Michael David Rose Photography.
Exterior of Popsons. Photo: Tory Putnam.
There are many, many fans of the insanely good cheeseburger at ~CAUSWELLS~, which led to owner Alvin Garcia and chef-partner Adam Rosenblum’s pop-up, Burger SF, at Cease & Desist in the Mission, and currently in the original Marlowe location. And now their permanent brick-and-mortar location and burger concept is officially open on Monday May 16th in Mid-Market: ~POPSONS~, which we told you about. It’s in the Warfield Theatre building.
The menu includes their trademark cheeseburger; a chili cheeseburger; a savory burger with mushrooms, truffle cheese, caramelized onion, lettuce, and aioli; their Mission Dog (quarter-pound all-beef dog, bacon, grilled onions, jalapeños, mayo); fries (naked, seasoned, chili cheese); and shakes (vanilla, chocolate, seasonal fruit). They also have a new Popsons beet and quinoa burger with truffle cheese, aioli, pickles, onion, and sprouts.
The burgers are made with Five Dot Ranch (beef is ground fresh daily), and they also work with Schwarz Sausages (dogs), Petit Pains (their custom buns), and local creamery Double Rainbow Ice Cream.
The light and airy 1,300-square-foot space (designed by Arcsine, in partnership with UpCycle Builders) has room for 87 diners. There’s an open kitchen, exposed concrete walls, high ceilings, and a hand-painted mural by local artist Ian Johnson. There’s also an outdoor patio.
Soft opening hours are tomorrow (Wed the 10th), starting at 12pm with 100 classic burgers and fries until sold out, and the same thing on Thu and Fri. They’ll be closed over the weekend and open officially Monday.
Hours are Mon-Fri 11am-8pm to start, and weekends soon. 998 Market St. at Taylor, 415-658-7554.