Oh no, Medjool. The much-maligned Medjool. Evil Medjool single-handedly displacing the disenfranchised brethren of the Mission. Everyone hates the place, right? After all, it's got a lovely rooftop deck (Southern California-gated-community-ishly named "Sky Terrace"), they probably don't serve PBR, and people from out of the neighborhood consider it a destination place. Still: burn it down, cry the trustfund socialists that temporarily rule the Mission.

But what about the food? Is it good? Well, yes, actually, it is. And now Medjool is serving a new Mediterranean-rim inspired lunch menu on the sky terrace. Created by Executive Chef Tomas Sazo and Chef Hicham Senhaji, the controversial joint's new menu, according to the press release, boasts a "Medjool Sampler Platter" featuring hummus, Baba Ghanoush, and Tabouli ($13); Mixed Green Salad with Bartlett pears, toasted almonds, blue cheese and shallot vinaigrette ($9.50); Kobe Beef Burger with lettuce, tomato, and onion on a Brioche bun ($10.50); and Fish and Chips with house-marinated cod, house-made tartar sauce and French fries ($10.50).

Sure, it's not the most inventive menu, but it sure sounds tasty and the customer service there is excellent. And if you cherish sweeping views of the city, and can manage to get over your pretentious self for one afternoon, be sure to check it out. Who knows, you might actually enjoy something new.

2522 Mission