Does anyone eat lunch anymore? We live in an age of download and upload, webinars and podcasts, always on and multi-device connected. What ever happened to lunch hours? Sometimes you just want some fresh air. But, sandwiches are so boring and where are all the food trucks when you need them?
The takeaway and…
Manhattan has hot dog and pretzel stands, London has falafel stands in Portobello, Budapest has Hungarian goulash soup to go and Bangkok kills it with street food. Near San Francisco’s Union Square, E&O Kitchen and Bar announces the launch of a new takeaway program for a quick, delicious midday meal that’s better than a sandwich.
To launch this new offering, E&O Kitchen and Bar at 314 Sutter Street will be holding an E&Go giveaway of 100 chicken Bahn Mi sandwiches on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. They’re inviting the first 100 guests to show up for takeaway lunch on the house, post about it on Instagram using hashtag #eandgo…and also get a chance to win a free E&Go lunch every week for a year!
Goodbye to boring
Executive Chef Sharon Nahm’s new E&Go Menu offers a choice of five deliciously different, boring-buster $12 mains, all freshly made and ready to go in five minutes. There’s green papaya and cucumber salad, yam noodles with grilled market vegetables, Chinese chicken salad, minced chicken and green bean stir fry or a chicken Banh Mi with the option to add on taro, lotus and sweet potato chips or deviled eggs and a fun housemade mocktail.
Pop out to a POPOS
Once you’ve popped in to E&O Kitchen at 314 Sutter Street between Stockton and Grant, don’t take your lunch to your desk. Head instead for one of the rather secret Privately Operated Public Open Spaces, or POPOS for those in the know. Several POPOS are in and around downtown, FiDi and Union Square, where you can have a lovely, quiet lunch break in a sunny rooftop garden or among redwood trees or palms. They exist because they must. Due to unique planning and building codes around air rights, they’re well maintained but not advertised — and frequently quite empty.
We’ll direct you straight to the nearest POPOS from E&O Kitchen and Bar. It’s on the roof of the Crocker Galleria, about a block away. Take the escalator up to the top floor, follow the sign that says “Roof Garden” located midway along the row of shops. Take the stairs and you’ve found your own outdoor dining spot to enjoy E&O at a POPOS. If it is crowded, there’s a second space atop this building. You just need to trace your steps and find the other set of stairs tucked in the corner marked “Roof Terrace.”
Another choice POPOS that’s just off Sutter Street is the not-so-secret lovely and light-filled street level space filled with palm trees at One Sansome Street.