It looks like the team at ~AQ~ has decided to adjust their format. According to an email from the restaurant, they’ll be switching their menu over to a four-course prix-fixe at dinner, with the option of a grand tasting menu as well. The new format will allow the kitchen to try out some new techniques, but they also want to stay rooted in classic, seasonal preparations. In order to focus more on these changes, they’ve also decided to end weekend brunch service as of January 26th. The dinner menu changes will take effect on Tuesday March 18th, when they switch the restaurant decor from winter to spring.
More news from the hopper inbox: a press release informs us that IRONSIDE is now offering a “West Coast BBQ” dinner menu Tue-Sat starting at 5pm. Look for combo plates with a choice of meats including pork ribs, brisket, and chicken. They’re also offering portobello mushrooms for vegetarians, along with a range of sides and appetizers. You also have the option of ordering a family-style feast. Take a look at the menu here. 680A 2nd St. at Townsend, 415-896-1127.
~CAPO’S~ has joined the credit card party and is no longer cash only. From now on, you can pay using your plastic in the form of Visa and MasterCard. They’ve also added some new pizzas, including the Farmer’s Pizza with spicy Calabrese sausage, bacon, fresh eggs, wild mushrooms, white cheddar, goat cheese, mozzarella, provolone, peppadews, and arugula. Charge it!
The chef’s counter at AQ. Photo: © tablehopper.com.