Carnival-themed Hayes Valley eatery Straw (203 Octavia at Page), which we showed you a sneak peek of last week, opens to the public today for lunch and dinner. They'll be open seven days a week, and it turns out, the menu's not just a one-note joke! Dinner entrés for the opening month are "inspired by the world renowned street food cuisine of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival," and they include crab beignets with jalapeño-cheddar cream, and a creole flank steak with red beans and rice. Also, there's a primary focus on sandwiches at both dinner and brunch, and a selection of appropriately whimsical desserts, like an "inverted" root beer float (root beer gelato with cream soda), orange-blossom cotton candy, and a funnel cake with strawberries and balsamic whipped cream. See the full details below.
Menus subject to change.
Straw - 203 Octavia Street, at Page - 415.971.5653 - Open Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.