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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Corner, Lafitte, Little Skillet Among Eateries Adding New Meal Service

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2010 at 12:03 PM

click to enlarge Lafitte now serves both weekend brunch and weekday lunch.
  • Lafitte now serves both weekend brunch and weekday lunch.
Maybe it's impending summer, or the old-fashioned need to wring more dollars from an existing operation. Whatever it is, some local eateries have recently added new meals to the mix:

• Cool Mission hangout spot The Corner rolled out lunch yesterday ― chef Alex Jackson's menu weaves brunch threads into the vegetarian-friendly bistro menu (pork shank with cheesy hash browns and poached egg, Belgian waffle with maple-braised pork belly and fried eggs, and so on). There's also a three-course lunch prix-fixe ($15) that changes weekly.

• Meanwhile at Lafitte, chef Russell Jackson is breaking the dawn with brunch (pain perdu, fried duck egg with hash, etc.). It kicked off last weekend, followed Monday by weekday lunch service. Today's lunch offers up a "Dagwood sandwich" filled with chicken liver pâté, beef tongue, and salmon, a combo Dagwood himself might've found surprising, if not disturbing.

• Last month, Farmerbrown, too, initiated weekday lunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), with a menu stacked with soups, salads, and sandwiches. And in a kind of mirror-image gesture, SOMA sibling Little Skillet, previously open daylight hours only, started staying open evening last week (4:30-9:30 p.m., Tues.-Sat.).

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