A Return to Local Kitchen: East Cut Eats Supports Rincon Hill Favorite, Again!

East Cut Eats launched in July 2020 with the goal of increasing awareness on the importance of supporting in-district merchants, providing visibility into businesses open to residents during shelter in place, and to support the economic recovery of area merchants. Since the launch of East Cut Eats, the initiative has brought in nearly $12,000 for East Cut small businesses, delivered over 200 meals in the district, and leveraged nearly 40 volunteers.

East Cut CBD staff, Eats volunteers, and Local Kitchen Staff take a pause from deliveries for a group photo during Thursday’s East Cut Eats delivery event.
An East Cut Eats volunteer balances pizza boxes going out for delivery in the district.

Local Kitchen offered to be the flagship restaurant for the initiative back in July, so it was meaningful for The East Cut CBD staff and the Eats team of volunteers to return to Local Kitchen Thursday, September 24th, to support a second delivery event. 17 unique customers placed orders for delivery favoring the restaurant’s famed Singaporean dishes and wood-fired pizzas, both of which are offerings which will translate well for takeout and also for outdoor dining.

Local Kitchen prepares a wood-fired pizza with fresh basil for delivery.

Since the East Cut Eats program launched, many businesses throughout San Francisco have taken advantage of special permitting through the Shared Spaces program to allow for sidewalk cafe seating, in some cases on the roadway, however, Local Kitchen experienced delays in the process. After four months, the restaurant is finally able to setup outdoor dining, leveraging the calm of Guy Place, which will be set up next week.

Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant is located at 330 First Street and is open Monday through Friday 11am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 9pm.