The awning has been up on this place for a few weeks along this block-long "lunch-grab ghetto", and today, a soft opening. Despite first day gitters and untested processes, the amiable staff does well to guide people through the fresh-baked savory tarts of 1) broccoli, olive and onion with goat cheese and 2) lardon, onion and goat cheese. Each was crisp and flavorful, not heavily laden with any one ingredient.
Other lunch items include sandwiches, croque monsieurs, croissants and brioche, with salads to follow. Pastries included apricot mousse cake, chocolate mousse cake, lemon tart (emphasis on "tart", and intense, brilliant fresh-lemon flavor), and macaroons (also very good, with light cream inside). Also full service coffee/espresso/latte.
A good start, and an exciting new prospect for a sometimes dingy little block. With Muracci across the way, this could be a turning point.
308 Kearny @ Bush