lunching series, Brunch Drunk Love
Brunch Drunk Love, God Love You.
You might have heard of the chef, Ryan Scott. Yes, he was on Top Chef and yes, he’s hot. He also seems to be part of whatever happens to be the current trend in San Francisco. Take his 4505 Meats for instance, a business that has eschewed brick and mortar in favor of a presence at farmer’s markets. If you’re trending Paleo these days, especially burger-Paleo, this one is all for you. Following another emerging trend, the food truck scene exploded here in San Francisco and Scott was quick to dive in there, too. In fact, he operates one of my still-favorites, the 3-SUM truck. In fact, I was there on their first night of business and the sandwich I had that night remains one of my all time favorites. (read more about that here..) And the latest trend? The pop-up restaurant. Rolled out for only one day, pop-ups are high concept and quite focused to a particular kind of food. Essentially a chef borrows an existing space to try out a new concept, bearing minimal overhead. There will be queues but hey, we do like to be au currant here in the Mission. So Ryan opened Brunch Drunk Love, and it operates Sundays inside Bruno’s Restaurant on Mission Street. The crowd, uber-hipster, is hungover and kind of loud.
Everything on the menu looks great because it’s all decadent, and rich. A meal here is an indulgence. I believe every item on the menu had some form of alcohol, somewhere in the ingredients. I offer you, the Sticky Icky, a Bourbon-salted-caramel-mixed nuts roll of icky yum yum:
Yes there (eventually) was a protein… The sandwich arrives with some ‘throwaway’ greens on the side. The greens are an afterthought, overshadowed as they are by the gargantuan sandwich called, the Little Piggy. It’s a commitment to get through this one, folks.
I went with the boys for this brunch outing and “as you do” when the yummy restaurant-cum-pop-up is owned by a cute celebrity, we joked about Ryan coming-out (from the kitchen) to visit us. The waitress must have heard that because, sure enough, he did come out (from the kitchen). He was cordial and polished, almost flirty, and completely straight-in-the-quintessentially-Mission-way…..very ‘at ease’ around gay guys, and enjoyed that we were there among all the other Mission hipsters and enjoying his food.
We liked the food a lot but we also hit the gym afterwards. For a really long time.
Brunch Drunk Love
2389 Mission Street (@ Bruno’s)
San Francisco, CA 94110
T (415) 648-6800