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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Parlor 1255 is Now Open in Levi Plaza

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM

click to enlarge The interior of the new Parlor 1255. - ANNA ROTH
  • Anna Roth
  • The interior of the new Parlor 1255.

There aren't many lunch options around the SF Weekly offices, and so we're excited to announce that Parlor 1255 in Levi Plaza (1255 Battery) has started serving lunch as of today. The "creamery and eatery" has an ambitious list of sandwiches and salads along with smoothies and fresh ice cream and fro yo. After perusing the sandwich options, including a seared tuna nicoise ($11), a lobster roll ($12), and a Parmesan-crusted Gouda grilled cheese with poached figs ($8), and a chicken banh mi ($8.50) we settled on the pork belly with cucumber kimchi and 4505 chicharones ($8.5).

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click to enlarge Parlor Pork Belly sandwich at Parlor 1255. - ANNA ROTH
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  • Parlor Pork Belly sandwich at Parlor 1255.

The sandwich was on a fresh Acme loaf and contained two generous hunks of fatty pork belly along with the kimchi and a tangy, mayo-based sauce. It was super-satisfying, if a bit heavy (then again, what did we expect?). Its spice was nicely tempered by the fat-free pumpkin yogurt we got on the side, which was so creamy we didn't miss the fat and tasted faintly of real pumpkin along with the requisite autumnal spices.

We're also excited about the menu of smoothies and breakfast sandwiches, including one featuring homemade bacon. Plus there's Sightglass coffee. With its commitment to local ingredients, seasonal menu options, and "deliciousness," according to the menu, we'll be back for many more lunches and mid-morning breaks.

click to enlarge ANNA ROTH
  • Anna Roth

The tiny sandwichery is little more than a storefront with no seating inside, but right out the door there's a fairly adorable area set aside for sandwich-and-fro-yo eating. Or you can head into the sun of Levi Plaza.

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Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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