Meet La Movida, the Future Home of Pal's Takeaway and More
By: Marcia Gagliardi
So there is some action going down on 24th Street in the Mission that we’ve had to keep under our hat the past month, but now we can release the hounds. Not only is Pal’s Takeaway moving, but it’s joining a new project at a new location: La Movida, a restaurant and community kitchen serving small plates and wine. The project comes from Michael Meadows and will be taking over the former El Delfín space, whose owners decided to retire and move to Mexico to enjoy their golden years. The food comes from consulting chef Larry Piaskowy of 15 Romolo and Bar Jars, and will be seasonal and designed to share, with a focus on some of the neighborhood’s unique offerings. Tamales will be made in-house with masa from La Palma and bread pudding made from ingredients by Jelly Donut (fingers crossed that means day-old donut bread pudding). During the day, lunch will be from Jeff Mason and Pal’s Takeaway, which will be able to stretch out into the larger space and expand their menu, plus offer seating for dine-in customers.
The beverage program will focus on wines from California, with some Oregon and Washington bottles in the mix, as well. There will be 12 wines on tap, with an additional 50 available by the bottle. For beer, you’ll find 3 local brews on tap, plus 15 by the bottle.
The space, which is currently under construction, is designed by Carolyn Rubuffel and will include plenty of space for new, start-up businesses to utilize the community kitchen. Eventually, they hope to offer classes through neighborhood organizations out of the kitchen, in addition to pop-up meals and events. Right now, they’re aiming for a June 10th opening, though construction can be tricky. We’ll keep you updated!
3066 24th St. at Treat, 415-425-2392.
Marcia Gagliardi writes a popular insider weekly e-column about the SF dining scene, “the tablehopper.” Subscribe for free at www.tablehopper.com. Out now is her first book, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion, a groundbreaking new style of guidebook. And check out her new app, Tablehopper’s Top Late-Night Eats, which highlights 95 SF spots serving food past 11pm!
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