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Northpark | | Feb 20, 2009 03:27 PM

I've been watching as the staff applies the final touches to this new South Park restaurant. Apparently they've been doing dry runs this week and will be open tonight. One of the staff gave me an advance copy of the menu when she saw me staring through the window, and I am excited. Looks like they're going to focus on seasonal, fresh, local, and sustainable foods at some pretty good prices. A grass fed beef burger with manchego cheese, house cured pickles and parmesan frite is ten dollars - which seems about right to me for a quality burger and fries. (yes, I'm talking to you Linkery, Ritual, Jayne's, Starlite, et al.) Also:
duo of local salmon (house cured loin, timbale of belly tartare), $7
ceviche of fresh local sea bass(pickled mango, toasted coriander seed, plantain chip), $7
olive oil poached local halibut (caramelized brussel sprouts, toasted walnuts), $15
crispy skin jidori half chicken (baby bok choy, szechuan chicken broth, shitake dumplings, $15
I only hope it lives up to my expectations.
There's only a few wine selections listed on the menu, but they seem interesting and most are six or seven dollars per glass.
Can't wait to try it, if anyone gets there before me please share your experience!

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