March 6, 2007

March 6, 2007

Ya gotta love it when three bartenders get together and open a bar. After 3 ½ years of planning and saving, ~TRUCK~ has opened in the former Wilde Oscars space (yes, the bar where a truck ran into it, but that wasn’t the inspiration for the name). Partners in the venture are Mary Lemos from Moby Dick’s, Jon Araudi from Red Grill, and Paul Miller from Daddy’s/440—a veritable Castro pileup. The theme has an automotive/masculine vibe, with license plates and chrome as décor elements, a pool table, pinball machine…

They are serving a limited menu of food you can hold in one hand so you can hang onto your drink. Brill. Think burgers made from scratch (with a secret ingredient), spicy pulled chicken sandwiches, some vegetarian wraps, three different meat pies (one is veggie) or sausage options, onion rings, fries… it might get messy. Reportedly most of the savories are going to have some kind of kick or spice to them. There will also be some dessert items like donut holes with dipping sauces and hot apple wedges.

Since Truck will eventually be open during the day for brunch and lunch (say, three months or so), people in the neighborhood will be able to swing by for a bite to eat. (A bit similar to the Mars Bar concept—it works well.) The DJ booth is still under construction, and they are hoping for some outdoor sidewalk seating come summer. Honk!

1900 Folsom St.
Cross: 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94101



4pm-2am nightly