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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Keystone Will Have Two Happy Hours

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 6:26 PM

click to enlarge THE KEYSTONE
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Annabelle’s Bar & Bistro in SoMa’s Mosser Hotel is shuttering for a rebrand after 30 years in business, and will re-emerge from its chrysalis as The Keystone, a tavern that pays homage to the classics while maintaining a contemporary menu and feel.

Executive Chef Zack Freitas, late of Nob Hill’s since-closed Game, will be aiming to combine the approachable with the decadent, serving patrons “something they can’t make at home.” Think prosciutto-wrapped prosciutto (with sauerkraut, breadcrumbs, and strawberry mustard), or a seasonal tart with goat cheese, English peas, mushrooms, and quinoa, served with pea leaf salad.

In his white lab coat, Beverage Director Kelly Naughton will nod approvingly at the 20 beer taps and California-heavy wine list, plus cocktails that feature lots of tinctures, bitters, and other herbal elements, such as the Porcini Negroni (porcini-infused gin, Cappelletti Aperitivo, Vya sweet vermouth, and eucalyptus).

At this juncture, the atmosphere sounds quite elegant, with white marble flooring, a reclaimed-wood-and-cast-iron communal table, and a chef’s counter that can seat 18 people. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. until midnight, with a second happy hour after 10 p.m., the Keystone’s target date for opening day is sometime in mid-August.

The Keystone, 68 Fourth St.

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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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