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New Upper Market/Mission Lunch Spot with Beef Cheek Sandwich, Homemade Soup, and Dessert

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New Upper Market/Mission Lunch Spot with Beef Cheek Sandwich, Homemade Soup, and Dessert

pane | Apr 27, 2012 12:59 PM

A friend tipped me to V-105, a new lunch spot that opened on Valencia Street just below Market--105 Valencia to be exact. It's in the same space that used to house Jackie's Vinoteca and the Wise Brothers pop-up, across from the U-Haul store.

The space is clean and bright, with lots of seating. You order at the counter from a menu of sandwiches, soups, sides and a few desserts. Sandwich options include a beef cheek sandwich with gruyere and piquillo peppers, moroccan lamb with salsa verde and cucumber, pork belly with pickled cabbage and pineapple compote, and chicken breast with preserved lemon.

I wasn't feeling sandwichy, and got a corn soup and a salad of pomelo, beets, avocado, cucumber and goat cheese. The corn soup, with a vegetable broth background, was clean and simple. Big lumps of lightly dressed beets, cheese, and avocado played well against the wheels of citrus in the salad.

The only thing I didn't like was the lemonade, which was made with mint, but a little too sweet for my palate--I prefer the natural tartness of lemons without much syrup added. I was too full to consider dessert--they had cookies on the counter and a fresh strawberry shortcake with sabayon on the menu.

Very warm, friendly service from the owner. I'm glad to have them in the neighborhood.

 
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