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The Original Hot House from Playland Popping Up [San Francisco]

Melanie Wong | Jan 10, 201611:36 AM     2

Yesterday a shy 'hound forwarded the link below to The Original Hot House from Playland facebook page with info on an upcoming pop-up lunch on Saturday January 30. Take-out orders will also be available for pick-up. Eric, the son of Juan Faranda who was the final owner of the Hot House, has resurrected the old recipes. Frank Dunnigan penned a great account of the restaurant's history (January 2014), up through Eric's tackling delivery orders for Hot House classics.
http://www.outsidelands.org/streetwis...

The Hot House was in business from 1934 to 1996. At it's peak, Dunnigan stated that it served up to 12,000 tamales in a weekend! I never had the pleasure of eating at the Hot House, but other chowhounds are nostalgic for the red sauce or the signature cup-shaped tamales. And late baked French bread instead of tortillas accompanying the plates.
http://www.chowhound.com/post/origina...
http://www.chowhound.com/post/familia...

The pop-up lunch is held at Al Masri restaurant on Balboa @ 42nd, across the street from the Hot House's final location. Here's the take-out menu from the first pop-up this past summer,
https://www.facebook.com/288167538235...
This venture seems to be flying under the radar of our food media, as I couldn't find much chatter about these lunches other than the FB page. Has anyone attended who can tall us more?

To reserve lunch or take-out, email Hot.house28@yahoo.com with a phone number. And please give us a full report here!

The Original Hot House From Playland

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