If you're blinking at the calendar and wondering where the time went, you're not alone. Christmas is only two weeks away, and we're here to help take the stress out of your meal-planning.
Check out our options of Christmas breakfast, sides, and desserts, available for pick up on the 23rd or the 24th. We’ll start with breakfast: homemade cinnamon rolls, quiche lorraine, or Beasley’s biscuits. And then you can round out your dinner plans with our sides, including mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese custard, and braised collards. And for dessert? Pies, cookies, and the most luxurious Videri chocolate ganache tart we could come up with. See the full menu here.
Our pickup windows will be Monday, December 23rd and Tuesday, December 24th from 10am to 4pm--you can come anytime during that window to pick up your order.
Poole’side Pies, our new pizza concept takes inspiration from the Neapolitan style of pizza: thin crust cooked in a high-temperature wood fire oven. Stay traditional with our margherita--made with mozzarella that we stretch in house, sauce from Bianco diNapoli tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and parm. Or venture into creations like our Five Cheese with chile garlic crunch oil, or our Eggplant Confit pie with ricotta and oil-cured olives.
But it’s not all about the ‘za: balance things out with a salad, like the pickle juice caesar with iceberg lettuce, and parm cracklings; and finish your meal with something from our dessert menu, like soft serve ice cream with olive oil and flaky sea salt. Our beverage director Cappie Peete, has curated an all-encompassing, Italian-focused beverage menu with everything from refreshing spritzes to frozen drinks rounded out with an Italian-focused wine list. See the full menu here.
Poole’side Pies is located in the building next to Poole’s Diner, at 428 S McDowell Street. We’ve transformed the building to resemble a bright, airy swim club, including details of a 50-foot skylight, custom-built wood banquettes, and glass globe chandeliers that were originally used as street lights in Paris.
Poole’side is currently open for dinner only; lunch will follow soon. We offer walk-in seating only, and we have not yet started take-out, but will soon!
We look forward to seeing you for some pizza soon!
Our new cookbook obsession features so many amazing recipes that we don’t even know where to start: with pupusas and curtido? Or with forbidden rice krispy treats? Maybe kuku sabzi, or jerk chicken?
The cookbook we’re talking about is We Are La Cocina, and it documents the stories and recipes of the entrepreneur participants of the non-profit business incubator of the same name.
And on September 17th, we’ll be celebrating the cookbook and the people behind La Cocina with a special event! Join us for a cocktail book party with snacks from the book; beer, wine, and cocktails; and a chance to meet the people behind this amazing program.
La Cocina is dedicated to supporting talented, working-class food entrepreneurs, primarily immigrant women and women of color, in building successful food businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.
La Cocina’s director, Caleb Zigas, and one of the entrepreneurs of the La Cocina program, will join Ashley Christensen in a panel conversation about the trials, challenges, and triumphs that women face in pursuit of financial freedom in the culinary world. The cookbook will be available to purchase.
Don’t miss this chance to get a sneak peek of this amazing cookbook, and hear about this incredible program. Tickets are limited, and available here.
Here’s our version of a perfect Sunday: An Italian-inspired cooking demo hosted by three James Beard Award-winning chefs! Our very own Ashley Christensen alongside Tandy Wilson (of City House in Nashville, TN), and Sarah Grueneberg (of Monteverde in Chicago) are teaming up to show off their best tips and techniques.
Each chef will take a turn demonstrating their dish in the test kitchen of Bridge Club, and afterwards, you will get your own sample of their creation. Their inspiration will be taken from Italian cuisine, because pasta and fresh mozzarella sound like a dream for breakfast, right? We’ll be providing the essential brunch libations as well: coffee and brunch cocktails, in the form of a spritz!
This unique experience will take place on Sunday, August 25, from 11:00-12:30 at our events loft space, Bridge Club. Even better? The proceeds from this brunch will go to benefit Southern Foodways Alliance. There are limited spots for this intimate brunch experience, get your tickets here.