+
Melanie Wong | Oct 4, 202003:19 PM    

Today is the final day for Camp Commissary, the take-out option at Lazy Bear. I managed to follow up on TPK's lead https://www.chowhound.com/post/meals-... at long last on Wednesday. Arriving at 11:15am, there was no line to order and only a couple people ahead of me waiting for their orders.

The cold brew topped with brown sugar whipped cream, $5, was brought out to me immediately. Five perfectly squared off ice cubes kept it frosty. Wow, it was as creamy and luxurious as promised. I'd forgotten how good panna can be on strong coffee.

My chicken fried pork chop sandwich, $18, took much longer. After topping off my parking meter twice, I stepped up to the cashier to say, "Just checking on my order, it's been 24 minutes already." Profuse apology offered. Then 11 minutes later, a small bag was handed to me with my sandwich and some extras from the kitchen that more than made up for the extra time on the sidewalk.

The sandwich was enormous with TWO pork chops in a wonderfully crunchy and peppery batter. The fermented cabbage slaw was great and the bun was toasted till golden brown on the cut edge. This was a pretty goopy sandwich that disintegrated the soft bun in short order. It was delectable lemon-garlic aioli goop, just too much of it.

A 20% service charge is automatically added to the tab and no additional gratuity is expected. The two complimentary items were a 4 oz jar of Lazy Bear cultured butter, priced at $20 and the fermented hot sauce, $9. I've had the butter this weekend with a fresh baguette. It's extra high in butter fat, quite salty and not that wild in taste. The hot sauce has a softer tanginess than vinegary Tabasco and is more complex. With those plus what I suspect was an extra large sandwich, I guess the house lost money on this order.

Lazy Bear resumes in-door dining in the next week or two. It will also have an outdoor option though there were still open parking spaces in front of the restaurant and no sign of construction. No decision had been made yet on allocating reservations for dining-in. Management was leaning toward having a lottery.

Lazy Bear
3416 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-874-9921
http://www.lazybearsf.com
https://www.instagram.com/lazybearsf/

Camp Commissary

A modern American dinner party in San Francisco's Mission District.

www.lazybearsf.com
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

Christmas Cookie HQ: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Cookie Baking
Guides

Christmas Cookie HQ: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Cookie Baking

by Jen Wheeler | Holiday baking season means lots of cookies, and we have plenty of great Christmas cookie recipes...

Christmas Cheesecake: The Most Wonderful Dessert of the Year
Explainers

Christmas Cheesecake: The Most Wonderful Dessert of the Year

by Jen Wheeler | At Christmas time, there are cookies galore, but true dessert lovers still crave something more substantial...

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift
How To

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift

by Mijon Zulu | Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to...

15 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes: You Be the Judge
Recipe Round-Ups

15 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes: You Be the Judge

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | Since August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, we rounded up the very best chocolate chip cookie...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.