There are a few upcoming projects for you to keep an eye on, starting with a big collaboration at the former Renoir Hotel, which will open as SAN FRANCISCO PROPER HOTEL this summer (August 2017) from Proper Hospitality and The Kor Group, with design by Kelly Wearstler. This 131-room flagship hotel will have four restaurant concepts—an all-day lobby restaurant, an upscale destination eatery, a café, and a rooftop terrace (!!) with an indoor/outdoor bar and lounge—helmed by chef Jason Franey (previously Campton Place, Eleven Madison Park, Canlis, Restaurant 1833), working with Josh Harris and Morgan Schick of BVHospitality on the bar programs (remember their pop-up bar Rio Grande before the hotel restoration started?). Look for the building’s many historical elements and details to be brought back to life, with vintage furnishings, European modernism, and work from local artists as all part of its style. Can’t wait to see this beauty, which it better be at $400 a night for the rooms. More on all this soon. 1110 Market St. at 7th St.
Hoodline caught the news that FROZEN KUHSTERD appears to be opening a brick-and-mortar shop for their playful frozen custard in the former P-Kok space in the Lower Haight. Stand by for more. 791 Haight St. at Scott.
In the meantime, you can enjoy boozy milk shakes and sodas made with FK’s booze-infused creations at their FK Reserve section inside Trademark sports bar on Folsom, like the Drunk Cookie Monster with Biscoff cookies, Oreos, bourbon burnt caramel, and a shot of Bulleit Bourbon. Just wait until you see their black and gold waffle cone. 1123 Folsom St. at 7th St.
The former Renoir Hotel flatiron building is now the San Francisco Proper Hotel. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Proper Hotel.