Quick Bites in the TL (and Thereabouts)


One of the dining rooms at Brenda’s. Photo by Rebecca Kinney. © tablehopper.com.


Interior of Fourth Wave Coffee. Photo by Rebecca Kinney. © tablehopper.com.


Exterior of the Sutter Pub. Photo by Rebecca Kinney. © tablehopper.com.

The fine folks at ~BRENDA’S FRENCH SOUL FOOD~ are happy to report their expansion is all done, and will begin seating in all 70 seats starting today. Congrats, gang—there’s now room for all of us to get fat on her biscuits and Hangtown fry together.

Intern Rebecca Kinney has this update on ~FOURTH WAVE COFFEE~, which as previously reported, was opening in the former Polk Street Station Diner. She reports it opened last week and has this to say: “Honestly, the brewed coffee was so good that I thought they gave me something else by mistake. The individual drip is great, too. You can choose from several different blends and they’ll add cream and sugar to your liking, if you wish. The espresso drinks all come with two shots as a standard. The sweets and pastries are pretty standard but they are really well priced. They also have free Wi-Fi. Such friendly service, too.” Sounds like a winner. Opening hours for now are Mon-Fri 5am-8pm and Sat-Sun 6:30am-8pm. 1356 Polk St. at Pine, 415-440-4360.

And Rebecca has this to share as well: “Comfortable bar stools and warm wooden benches are ready to be broken in by locals and visitors alike at the newly opened ~SUTTER PUB~. Their ABC license for beer and wine is still pending, but that hasn’t stopped the corner gastropub from opening. Breakfast is served all day and includes dishes such as bananas Foster French toast, omelets, and corned beef hash. Later in the day, entrées include a barbecue pulled pork sandwich, a Reuben, bangers and mash, as well as a grilled New York steak with vegetables and mashed potatoes for $16. There are four flat-screen TVs and plenty of seats. Owner Carmer Hejazi says they probably won’t have a full liquor license for a year. Until then, keep in mind what the whimsical (and wise) bottle opener on their door says: “Cold beer soothes spirits.” Starting hours are Mon-Thu 7:30am-11pm and Fri-Sat 7:30am-12am. 700 Sutter St. at Taylor, 415-400-5840.