A tablehopper reader tipped me off to this piece of news: local truffle maker THE SIXTH COURSE has found a brick-and-mortar location in the Mission. Owners Bridget Labus and Gianina Serrano—who have been in business together for the past year and a half—will be opening their kitchen and storefront space in summer (hopefully) of 2012. If you have had the truffles at Acquerello, then you know their handiwork. They have three lines: a caramel line, a wine and spirits line (including one that uses St. George single malt), and a chef’s choice line (including their favorites, like one called the malt crunch). They just finished demo and are now building. Fun fact: the building was one of the first locations built after the 1906 quake—it used to be a wheel shop and stable. Stand by for updates! 1544 15th St. at Capp.
Looks like I found out about SCHULZIE’S BREAD PUDDING coming to Hayes Valley at the same time as 7x7. This Los Angeles-originated business (founded by Sarah Schulz, a San Francisco native) will be opening their flagship San Francisco location in the former Café Corbas space. Think of an old-time ice cream parlor serving 108 different flavors of bread pudding instead, from peach cobbler to Earl Grey to cinnamon raisin (it’s served chilled and scooped), plus sauces like raspberry peppercorn. There are also savory versions served warm, like bacon-maple, and onion-scallion-potato. There will also be signature beverages for pairing from Equator Coffee, and 50 hand-crafted sodas at the soda jerk bar (you can even customize your own concoction based on flavors you like). There will be 10 seats plus outdoor seating. 364 Hayes St. at Gough.
The grand opening will be on February 14th, 2012, but you can check Schulzie’s out Saturday December 17th at a benefit at Isotope Comics for strive for __, a nonprofit providing mentorship for foster youth. A scoop will be $3.50, but since it’s a charity drive, they are asking you to pay what you can. 12pm-6pm. 326 Fell St. at Gough.
One small piece of bummer news: it ends up THREE BABES BAKESHOP will not be serving their delicious pies out of the old Ashbury Market space with Bacon Bacon—it seems they weren’t able to reach an agreement. But you can still visit the Babes at Stable Cafe in the Mission on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-4pm (and they are still delivering on Fridays).
And over in Hayes Valley, SMITTEN ICE CREAM has constructed a tented seating area (with blankets!) so you can enjoy your ice cream without totally freezing your heinie off. There’s also hot spiced cider, and live music is coming soon. 432 Octavia St. at Linden.
Future location of The Sixth Course; photo from Facebook.