It looks like team behind the “California breakfast” pop-up POPPY (maybe you caught them at Fig & Thistle this past spring and summer?) just got the keys to an amazing location! They’re moving into the classic Evergreen Garden location in the Mission—the longtime, neighborhood standby Vietnamese restaurant closed in May—according to their ABC license, Evergreen has been around since 2003, but possibly even sooner. Pour some out for their imperial roll bun and big bowls of pho.
As for the Poppy team, it’s Jessica Sullivan—the OG pastry chef for Boulevard Restaurant, Prospect, and the Delfina Restaurant Group, as well as Octavia and Frances—and Laurel Robinson, a restaurant consultant for bars and restaurants (including Anina, Tosca, Elda, and Trick Dog), previously a manager at Delfina for eight years. Yeah, these ladies know their stuff.
You can peek at their latest pop-up menu here, although you know the concept is going to be greatly expanded at this location, which comes with a nice atrium/patio. I’ll share more details soon. 3100 18th St. at Harrison.
Next-level barley waffle from Poppy. Instagram photo via @poppyca.