San Francisco’s favorite pop-up chef Wes Rowe has finally set up a permanent home for his seemingly endless burger genius. After two successful years slinging different all-brisket burgers each week at Mojo Bicycle Cafe, Wes Burger n’ More will open in a funky diner next to Mission Chinese by the end of the month.
While diners can expect regular shake-ups, the opening menu reads like a Wes Rowe greatest hits record: he’s put fan favorites like the oniony Okie Burger, classic All American Burger, and award-winning Hot Wes into permanent rotation. Southern fried chicken, and its spicier cousin, Nashville fried chicken, are coming over from Wes’s pop-up at Uncle Brother’s Chicken, available by the sandwich, plate, or bucket. (Um, get the bucket.)
As for the “‘n’ More” part, Wes says the menu is made up of “food that I like. That I want to make.” The dishes showcase Wes’s twin influences, first as a brisket-loving, backyard-barbecuing Texas native, but also as someone who has lived and breathed every aspect of the SF food scene for the past fifteen years, including as a writer and restaurant consultant. What those dual identities produce when blended together: down-home comfort food made with SF-honed attention to detail.