A famous Giordano’s all-in-one sandwich (photo from their website).
After waiting to hear back from owner Jeff Jordan about his plans for the second location of ~GIORDANO BROS.~ in the Ti Couz space, he just sent a handy little FAQ about his plans for the Mission location. (You may recall that he originally tried to open a second location in Cow Hollow, which fell through.) The current schedule for the Mission Giordano Bros. is targeting a soft opening in the late summer, and a grand opening in the beginning of September (I’ll keep you posted). In a funny twist, Ti Couz was the first restaurant Jeff Jordan ever went to in the Mission, about 17 years ago.
The sandwich menu is going to be expanded with pierogies that will be made in-house every day, along with homemade pickles, barbecue baked beans, and homemade chips. They also want to start offering a traditional East Coast fish sandwich on Fridays, and there’s talk of brunch down the road. The beer selection is going to be expanded from North Beach’s selection of 10 taps and 15 bottles to 24 taps and a bunch of bottles, with a lot of local beers and a bigger wine list. There will be table service for both lunch and dinner, and you can order take-out at the bar. Large groups will be able to reserve two large, 10-person communal tables (for parties of 10 or 20). On a side note, while Giordano Bros. in North Beach is known for being a Pittsburgh Steelers bar, they want the Mission location to be as neutral as they can be for all pro and college sports. The bigger space means they will also be showing a lot of different channels (as many as seven games simultaneously). Yup, I think a lot of men will be going there. 3108 16th St. at Valencia.