The Valencia-fication of Divisadero continues with today's news that local celebrity butcher (and one of our favorites) Ryan Farr and 4505 Meats will be moving into the former home of Da Pitt BBQ (formerly Lily's #1, formerly Brother-in-Law's) at Divisadero and Grove Streets.
When Brother-in-Law's/Da Pitt was evicted back in April, we learned that the place was apparently operating without a proper restaurant license and couldn't help but to think back to all those times we ate a wildly underrated pulled pork sandwich. (The restaurant's best ingredient was its character, really.)
Unlike the company's Mission Street outpost, which is more of a straightforward butcher shop, the Divisadero location will be upgrading Da' Pitt's soot-caked kitchen and making an actual restaurant. Already promised are their trademark Best Damn Cheeseburger, barbecue and sausages.
Farr and company should be a good fit for the space, which sits between a body shop and medical cannabis dispensary. The crew has been setting up at the Divisadero farmers market for the past few months doing burgers and breakfast sandwiches. From personal experience, their messy, eggy breakfast sandwiches have been a godsend to hangovers.
Also new in the neighborhood: La Urbana, the nuevo mexican/mezcal tasting spot opening next week just across Grove Street; The Mill, where you will spend $4 on the most skillfully made toast in the City; Ziryab, where the neighborhood falafel place just got an excellent new bar and cocktail list; and Bi-Rite, which you've no doubt heard of before.
Update: The Chronicle reports that Farr plans to make use of some of the outdoor space in the parking lot next door for picnic tables or a patio. Which is just tremendous news for neighborhood al fresco dining.