Top Chef, Season Four
Padma: Chef Hopfinger, please pack your knives and go.
Erik: That’s cool. I’ve got a gig in SF.
Tom: Do tell.
Erik: Formerly 2223 Restaurant, Jake’s on Market opens tonight. We’re keeping the neighborhood vibe alive with booth seating, historical photos of the Castro, a dineresque menu, weekend brunch (starting February 25), and late-night bites like chicken tenders and Maui onion rings.
Padma: You know I’m a midnight eater.
Erik: Girl, I see you mowing Southern fried chicken and ground-to-order burgers into the wee hours.
Gail: Comfort food, eh? Is fried chicken really a winner?
Erik: You bet your judgey ass. But for finer moments, opt for the cider-brined pork chop, crab-and-shrimp-stuffed sole, or Moroccan-spiced lamb with pomegranate molasses.
Tom: All this food talk is making me thirsty.
Jake’s on Market, 2223 Market Street, between 16th and Sanchez Streets (415-431-0692 or jakesonmarket.com).
Photo: Schuyler Bailey / DailyCandy