I checked in with the owner of Yabbie’s Coastal Kitchen on Polk a few weeks ago after hearing the space was being sold to “a deli”—and while owner Scott Holley couldn’t reveal to me who the buyer was, permits do: it’s going to be a second location of BLUE BARN GOURMET, the popular (and petite) pressed sandwich and salad spot on Chestnut Street.
Eater caught up with the Blue Barn crew (chef Sam Josi, Nate Valentine, and Stryker Scales), revealing plans for “30 seats inside and six to eight outside (depending how talks with the City go). Menu offerings can expand slightly here too; there’s room to start a catering operation; and Valentine mentions a significantly larger selection of craft beer and wine will fill things out.” I had a quick chat with Valentine, who also mentions they are hoping to add rotisserie chicken to the menu, and is looking forward to creating a space where people can linger over their meal instead of having to grab it and go. Timing is contingent on the ABC—Blue Barn could be opening in the beginning of October, or it could take all the way to 2012. I’ll keep ya posted. 2237 Polk St. at Vallejo.
Pressed Brie panino; Yelp photo by Ashley P.