Soft opening this week is SOUL GROOVE, a brick-and-mortar location for chef Jason Fordley’s pop-up. Yeah, the guy who does the fried chicken and waffle sandwich. Maybe you have experienced it at Duc Loi? Anyway, the new location is in the Tenderloin in the former Krave, and will be open for lunch to start, eventually serving breakfast, special dinners, and hosting other events (he will also continue to do catering). The menu is going to expand to what Fordley is calling international soul food, like chile verde in a masa waffle, or a Vietnamese spin with a “bowl” made from a rice flour waffle, with Vietnamese meatballs, cilantro, and daikon. Nope, no shortage of creativity here. His late-night pop-up appearances will be narrowing, so follow him on Twitter for updates on that front. 422 Larkin St. at Golden Gate.
Soul Groove’s fried chicken and waffle sandwich. Photo courtesy of Soul Groove.