When it comes to the Outer Sunset, most San Franciscans are pretty clueless, largely because they don't even realize the sun's rays are attenuated due to the elastic scattering of light during a particularly long passage through Earth's atmosphere. Idiots! Introducing a new Outer Sunset destination that doesn't judge you for not knowing about Rayleigh scattering, Beachside, opening today.
From the same couple behind micro-batch-brewing Java Beach Cafe, Beachside is a church-pew'd, walnut-slabbed, creatively boozy coffee bar and kitchen set in what was once the downstairs saloon of a boarding house erected in 1908, a time when men were men, unless they were Irish. Or Italian. They'll serve breakfast and lunch 7a-7p daily at 25 seats inside and 12 more out, with vittles inspired by their Irish/Italian (!) grandparents like a sourdough-bun'd meatball sub, a fried chicken sandwich with Fuji apple slaw, and the mythical Irish breakfast sandwich, a torpedo-roll'd behemoth stuffed with fried egg, sausage, black/white pudding, a fried tomato, and Irish bacon, which's best kept refrigerated around six degrees. Awesomer still, they'll also be doing homemade cotton candy flavors (like chocolate mint), soft-serve, and a cold-press coffee snow cone made with extra-caffeine-y, steeped-overnight grounds and topped with sugar every morning
there's a halo hanging from the corner of my girlfriend's four-post bed.
And in addition to three Irish-leaning beers on tap and cocktails made with Lillet (a blend of Bordeaux and citrus liqueur), they've also got a boozy milkshake in the works that'll allegedly mix Guinness, espresso, and soft-serve -- likely to be so popular, it'll be gone in a green flash.