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Friday, September 18, 2009

Creamery Owner Weeks Away from Launching Iron Cactus Taqueria

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 3:42 PM

click to enlarge The facade includes wooden doors reclaimed from an Argentinian hacienda. - J. BIRDSALL
  • J. Birdsall
  • The facade includes wooden doors reclaimed from an Argentinian hacienda.
SOMA café The Creamery (685 Fourth St. at Townsend) is nearing a launch date for its adjacent taqueria, The Iron Cactus (683 Fourth St.), which has been rumored since March. A restaurant spokesman cited Wednesday, October 14, as the target opening date. Today, workers moved through the soaring, concrete-walled space, a former dairy. The building's original wooden barrel ceiling (with huge skylight) will remain exposed; the original walk-in door will open up to create access to The Creamery (the café space originally served as a dairy refrigeration vault). There'll be a dining patio behind The Iron Cactus, bordered with Brazilian ipe wood fencing, while the building's façade incorporates wooden doors (with heavy iron hardware) reclaimed, reportedly, from a hacienda in Argentina.

The kitchen team includes veterans of Taqueria Pancho Villa, and the menu offers standard taqueria fare -- tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and salads, plus daily specials. Expect a wine and beer license (The Creamery itself should begin selling wine and beer as early as next week). More photos after the jump.

The wooden door at right will offer access to The Creamery. - J. BIRDSALL
  • J. Birdsall
  • The wooden door at right will offer access to The Creamery.

The original wooden ceiling is being left exposed. - J. BIRDSALL
  • J. Birdsall
  • The original wooden ceiling is being left exposed.

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