After a final inspection (slated to happen today), ~LOCAL’S CORNER~ should be opening in the next couple days. This latest project from Yaron Milgrom and chef Jake Des Voignes (of Local Mission Eatery on 24th Street) is opening in a former deli space. Since there’s no hood, it will be a bit like a Mission Swan Oyster Depot, featuring many preparations of local seafood.
The sunny corner space has a pleasant turn-of-the-century look, reminding me a bit of Heirloom Café on Folsom. There’s a pressed-tin ceiling, hand-painted wallpaper from Benicia, two levels of paned windows that were put in but look like they’ve been there for years, maroon wainscoting, bent cane chairs and marble-topped tables, and original Douglas fir floors. There’s a seafood counter with five seats, and 28 seats in all in the dining room, with plans to add more seats outside.
The initial menu has a variety of breakfast and brunch items, like baked eggs, green garlic, roasted potatoes, asparagus ($12); soft poached egg, smoked salt, brioche ($6); and granola, yogurt, seasonal fruit ($6). There will also be a bread basket of treats from cult favorite Knead Patisserie (Jake’s wife Shauna has her shop and counter in the back of Local Mission Eatery). Weekends will have a prix-fixe brunch menu. The daytime seafood menu will feature oysters primarily from California, smoked herring that Jake prepared when the season was in full swing, and smoked sturgeon. There’s also an arugula salad with spring vegetables, grapefruit, and confit shallot ($9), and celery root soup, golden beets, and mustard greens ($8); you can order some cheeses and a slice of country pâté as well.
There will be unlimited French press coffee from Sightglass, in addition to a single origin pour over. Once the beer and wine license kicks in, the wine list will be heavy on whites, sparklings, and rosés, plus four beers on tap and a big bottle list. Dinner service will launch at that time as well, which they are hoping will be in three weeks or so. Dinner will be Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm. Hours for now are Tue-Sun 8am-2pm.
The exterior of Local’s Corner. Photo: © tablehopper.com.