Waterbar and Socola Chocolatier Featured for a Smokey Edition of East Cut Eats

The smog and smoke were thick on Thursday. The East Cut CBD suspended cleaning services to protect the health of Cleaning Ambassadors and similarly, East Cut Eats volunteers were asked to stay home. As a result, East Cut CBD staff stepped in to deliver meals ordered from Waterbar and Truffles ordered from Socola Chocolatier for the 11th edition of East Cut Eats.

Poor air quality in The East Cut meant volunteers were asked to stay home.

Despite the thick layer of smoke covering the sky, Waterbar was busy and due to its stunning views and ample outdoor seating, has fared relatively well during the shutdown. Waterbar is just across the street from The East Cut and is particularly popular with residents in nearby high rise buildings.

An East Cut CBD staff member works with the Manager of Waterbar to detail deliveries for East Cut Eats customers.
A bag from Socola Chocolatier, filled with assorted truffles, waits to be delivered along with Waterbar dinner orders.

San Francisco moved from the red to the orange tier that week as well which resulted in the approval of indoor dining at 25% capacity. East Cut CBD staff were curious to see if this would impact Eats orders which typically fall between 20-25 for a single merchant. On Thursday Waterbar welcomed indoor diners and it appears this may have impacted Eats orders which were about half the expected amount. Still, it was a welcome partnership with an iconic restaurant so near and dear to the district!

Seafood dishes, freshly plated, await delivery to customers who chose to dine-in at Waterbar on Thursday evening.

Waterbar is located at 399 The Embarcadero and is open daily for lunch and dinner service from 12:00pm to 9pm.

Socola Chocolatier is located at 535 Folsom Street and offers international shipping on all online orders. Socola is open for in-store pickup on Monday and Wednesday from 12pm to 4pm and also offers next-day local condo delivery within The East Cut.