I received a note from Teague Moriarty, one of the chef-partners at ~SONS & DAUGHTERS~, that they are taking over the shuttered Candy Darling space on Sutter Street, and will be opening SWEET WOODRUFF. It’s going to be “an innovative carry out spot…same style and quality standards as we have at Sons & Daughters, but primarily a lunch option to begin, with room to grow.” Isaac Miller (Manresa, and executive chef of 231 Ellsworth in San Mateo) will be working with Moriarty and Matt McNamara (the other chef-partner at Sons & Daughters), eventually becoming the executive chef of the project. The plan is to open the first week of January, stand by for more details soon. 798 Sutter St. at Jones.
After reporting on the changes at LILAH BELLE’S on Dolores Park, it looks like that prime real estate may not be vacant for long. Via a tip from Mission Mission, this press release announces the hopeful opening of CERVECERÍA DE MATEVEZA, a restaurant and (small) brewery from the founder of MateVeza, a local, organic beer brewed with yerba mate. The plan is to offer empanadas from El Porteño, and use the space as a test kitchen, brewing on a small 20-gallon copper system. Matt Coelho would be the “beer-tender,” with growlers and bottles available for purchase to go. But first, the ABC needs to approve all this, so stand by (and cross your fingers and toes). 3801 18th St. at Church.
The former Candy Darling location; Yelp photo by Scott F.