Review: The wait for having a table to eat Little Skillet in an alley is over. Same owner Deanna Sison Foster also has Farmer Brown (live music on Sundays and weekend brunch are buffet style on Saturdays and Sundays.)
The signature dishes of fried chicken and waffles are the same as FB. They are open 7 days a week. Food is served from 4pm during weekdays and brunch from noon for the weekends and switch gear to dinner menu after 4pm.
Large space and you order at the counter, find your own spot (2 bars and 1 was open on our brunch visit.)
This is kinda like a sports bar (but only a couple smaller TVs) setting with good cocktails. It loses the formal sit down restaurant feel but still serves great comfort food to your table. You get your drinks at the bar and bring them yourself. The chillaxing atmosphere is a welcoming trend for bars that serves full dishes and not just chips and salsa.
On the first weekend brunch they were dealing with a bit of opening chaos and ran out of waffles. BUT, they eventually whipped out a set of 4 just for us. The fried chicken steak was very good, especially the spicy sausage sauce was very impressive.
Drink wise, Buffalo Soldier (buffalo trace bourbon, chartreuse, rhubarb, ginger), Thai Tiger (rum, pimms, guava, grapefruit, lemonade, thai basil), Bloody Dragon (bloody mary, kimchi, soy, ginger), Blind Swordsman (gin, beet, cucumber, lemonade, basil, champagne.) All were decent and as part of the trend to use cooking/condiment ingredients so that they pair better with food but still have all the good hard liquors! Online menu has slightly different drinks and is a dollar more for some. They charged the online price.
A different dinner menu so definitely have to come back and more cocktails for sure.
This hidden alley is right by Caltrain and ballpark so now you have a new option to catch a game, chill out, an after work spot, a late brunch, an early dinner, or for simply great food and drinks.
Keywords: SOMA, San Francisco, solidgood, southern, comfort, brunch, bar