Grub Street grabbed a quick word with business partners Anna Weinberg and Jennifer Puccio, who are teaming up to open a grander sequel/bigger sibling to Marlowe in North Beach in the former Moose's/Beebo space that most recently housed Joey & Eddie's (1652 Stockton). Says Weinberg, "The most important thing we’ve learned a year after opening our doors is what kind of food people really want to eat. Our biggest challenge has been that we only have 48 seats to feed people each night, so the part of this is we’re taking over a restaurant whose kitchen is the size of our existing restaurant." She also promises some more news soon about the cocktail program at the new restaurant, which will "embrace the same philosophies we have with our food."
Chef Puccio, who's going to get a chance to create her "dream menu" in the new space, tells us, "I love the idea of becoming part of such an amazing historical neighborhood. And personally I'll be afforded the opportunity to execute a slightly more sophisticated menu with the much larger kitchen." She also loves the history of the restaurant itself, and says they "intend to restore it to the elegant San Francisco brasserie it once was."
We'll let you know as soon as they settle on a name, and the ETA they're going with now is early June.
Earlier: Marlowe to Expand to North Beach [Grub Street]
How to Break Down a Chicken Like Chef Jennifer Puccio at Marlowe [Grub Street]