Sidekick Now Open (Look Away If You're Lactose Intolerant)

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Now open in the Ferry Building is ~SIDEKICK~, the latest venture from Sue Conley and Peggy Smith of Cowgirl Creamery—they moved into the former (and adjacent) LuLu Petite space in the Ferry Building Marketplace. It’s basically a cheese and dairy bar, offering everything from a variety of mozzarellas to milks.

The mornings begin with challah rolls with sweet and savory fillings, gougères (uh huh), cottage cheese with fresh fruit, and sweet and savory yogurt bowls. At 11am, the afternoon kitchen opens with a fresh mozzarella bar (with choices from burrata to fior di latte that come with mache, and either heirloom tomatoes or prosciutto), green salads, a daily artisan cheese plate, cheese soup (a Grana Padano panade with green beans, toast, and little Cowgirl Cottage Cheese dumplings), raclette, cheese toasties (either cheddar or crescenza), and stuffed flatbreads. You can also get chilled milk drinks, like coffee, chocolate, or raspberry, along with cream sodas and spritzers. The Marin style includes tiles from Heath, reclaimed elm wood counters, and blue gum eucalyptus walls. Hours are Mon-Sat 7am-3pm and Sun 10am-6pm (Saturday hours will extend to 7pm in a few weeks).