We got a call just in time for today’s column from Scott McDonald, one of the partners of the upcoming MISSION BRASSERIE, which is moving into a former corner store on Mission. The partners on the project are McDonald and Alex Kamprasert (the two own Noeteca together), along with Yulianto Liu. Turns out, they’ve actually had the space for almost a year, but this is a slow process and they’ve only recently been able to apply for their liquor license.
Craige Walters is behind the design (he also did Romper Room, Fable, and Golden Gate Tap Room), and the 2,800-square-foot space will include both bar and table seating. McDonald also mentions plans for small-production on-site brewing, so the bar will definitely have a beer focus. As for the food, they want to keep the feeling like a very authentic, classic brasserie, with most inspiration coming from France and the Alsace region. They hope to open in 2015, though an exact timeline is hard to gauge at this point. We’ll let you know when there are updates! 2146 Mission St. at Sycamore.
Was happy to hear that Irfan Yalcin of ~PERA~ in Potrero Hill is going to be opening his own wine bar and eatery in the Mission, L’EMIGRANTE (it takes its name from the Italian film). Yalcin has had the idea of opening the city’s most affordable wine bar for some time, so now he gets to do it. He plans to offer 85 percent of the wines on the list at just less than $35, with bottle prices starting at $20 and ranging up to $50. He also mentioned all of their wines will be well rated. There will be 36 in all, including bubbles, whites, rosés, and reds. There will additionally be eight beers on tap. Some food will be served as well, including an array of appetizers, bruschette, salads, sandwiches, and four main dishes.
Renovations are under way (the space was formerly the Corner), and Yalcin hopes to open by the last week of October. The bar will have a rustic look, and there is also a mezzanine and outdoor seating (heated) for 24 guests. Live music will be five or six nights a week, but nothing too loud—think flamenco, violin, and musicians from the Mission. Hours will be Sun-Thu 12pm-12am and Fri-Sat 12pm-1am. 2199 Mission St. at 18th St.
Liquor license activity reveals that the former Specchio/Piattini space on Mission has been taken over by the team behind Tonic and Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Reportedly it will be called BUFFALO CLUB, and will offer something different than Dr. Teeth. 2331 Mission St. at 19th St.
The exterior of Specchio (then Piattini, now Buffalo Club). Yelp photo by Thomas R.