The Slow Club. It’s been a permanent fixture of the Potrero flats for as long as I can remember, and that’s over a decade. It is a little gem of place: tucked away on a corner, (Mariposa and Hampshire in case you’re interested) and was decked out with concrete, glass and metal long before the ‘loft’ look went mainstream.
Last weekend we wanted to fill our bellies before checking out Open Studios – which incidentally runs through November 9 in case you’re hungry for art. My young companions were dying for a burger after a bracing stint at Ocean Beach and I recalled the Slow Club’s burgers being gourmand-worthy. In fact, the joint is listed on Michelin’s Bib Gourmand 2014 list so you don’t have to just take my word for it.
We called ahead to put ourselves on the list which turned out to be a good move, as we were able to roll right up to a table when we arrived 30 minutes later. The service was rather spotty – it was the end of a busy brunch service and I think the waitstaff were getting a little tired of serving hangover-soothing cocktails to their Mission hipster crowd, but no matter, the brunch menu was great. I wanted to eat at least everything on it once. What caught my eye the most was turkey sausage hash with sweet potato and apple hash, arugula and poached eggs. YUM!!
The kids both ordered burgers, complete with cheese and fries. They oozed bloody juices and lasted about five minutes so my guess is they were pretty darn good. After that we were all pretty stuffed and the place was emptying out, but we were satiated and ready to wander the hood to feast our eyes on local art.
The Slow Club is at 2501 Marisposa St, San Francisco.
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