Inside Scoop broke the news about a couple of cool projects that will be keeping Flour + Water’s Central Kitchen and Salumeria company in the upcoming 20th Street building. First, Jake Godby and Sean Vahey of Humphry Slocombe will be opening THE PARLOUR BY HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE, a combination bakery and café that Godby describes as an intersection of Tartine Bakery with Momofuku Milk Bar. It will be open all day from 7am-11pm, offering treats like coffee cake (Godby’s mom’s recipe), peanut butter banana bread, and scones in the morning, and lunch will include pretzel dogs using hot dogs from 4505 Meats. The menu will also include the so-bad-for-you-but-oh-so-good duck fat pecan pies, and other items, like a Manchego cheesecake in a jar with apple butter and rosemary streusel. There will be coffee from multiple roasters (including Blue Bottle and Four Barrel), plus beer and wine by the glass (with nothing over $10). And yes, ice cream—about four or five set flavors. The space will be a bit industrial with exposed beams, plus there will be outdoor seating, and a Chinese ceiling paddle fan (similar to the ones at Betelnut and Comstock Saloon). Spring will be the best-case scenario for the opening, which is when you can meet your new Flour + Water waiting room.
The other addition is TRICK DOG, a bar project from the Bon Vivants consulting duo, Scott Baird (15 Romolo) and Josh Harris (currently consulting and doing Mondays in the back room at Dalva), along with their friend Jason Henton, a consultant whose background includes Scala’s and Oola. The gents are aiming to create a unique and memorable space where folks can hang out that will stylistically feel fresh and new. And there will also be a kitchen, so expect a late-night menu as well. As for the name, it ends up Harris is a big collector of vintage gear, so his little mechanical piggy bank dating back to the 1850s is providing some inspiration for the colors and perhaps theatrics of the space. (You can watch a trick dog bank in action here. And again, it’ll be 2011 until this one opens, so sit, boy, sit. Good dog. 3000 20th St. at Florida.
On a side note, I was happy to learn that eight San Francisco bartenders who are in New Orleans for the Tales of the Cocktail event are joining up with a few more bartenders from New York and Florida to help volunteer with Hands on New Orleans, in addition to throwing a fundraiser while they’re there. Go team go.