Friday, January 30, 2015

Into the Wild

TBD sets up camp in Mid-Market


Got a hankering for a campfire cookout, but not in the mood to sing Kumbaya? We hear you.

Defeating @karlthefog once and for all, the sun just rose over TBD, bringing the great outdoors to mid-Market just steps away from sister restaurant AQ.

Cue the sweet chirp of birdsong, because this menu does the outdoors proud. With chef Mark Liberman firing up the grill, you'll choose from experimental menu options ranging from aged beef sirloin with Brussels kraut and pastrami to Hunter’s Stew with rabbit oloroso and whey from the Hearth & Embers section.

And fear not the taxidermied creatures and antlers. The only hunting and gathering they do here is sourcing ingredients from local farmers markets, foragers, and other artisans.

The scene is sourced just as tastefully, mixing enough glamping knick-knacks (cheery red lanterns, plaid thermoses, and heartwarming cast-iron pots) to turn your date onto the idea of actually camping.

Get lost in the nostalgic glow of the fire. Then seal that deal with s’mores of housemade marshmallows, chocolate, and chicory.

Wouldn't be a campsite without it.

1077 Mission St. (b/w 6th and 7th), SOMA
(415) 431-1826

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Metered street
: Stylish carnivores, but pious vegetarians are welcome to gawk.
Best bets
: Aged beef sirloin; pork andouille; Hunter's stew; s'mores; low-alcohol cocktails called “loopholes”  
: AQ; Bloodhound; Monarch

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