After a year of searching for a good space, chef Michael Gaines has finally landed on one to be the home of his taco-and-margarita restaurant dubbed Glena's, which he previewed with a couple of pop-up meals last October and December. Inside Scoop reports that Gaines and wife Stephanie Gaines, who will serve as general manager, are aiming for a January 2017 opening though that could always slip, San Francisco inspections being what they are. The location is the former home of The New Spot, 632 20th Street, near Third, in the heart of Dogpatch.
Gaines has been flying under the radar since leaving Kin Khao just after the new year, where he was the opening chef working with owner Pim Techamuanvivit. Previously, Gaines was the opening chef de cuisine at Central Kitchen, coming from the kitchen at Manresa in Los Gatos before that.
Though menu details are scant at this point, but we know there will be al pastor tacos, deep fried plantains, and pozole, and hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The official website is live here. Also, Gaines hopes to keep prices low in this age of ever-inflating dinner prices, with all items under $20 and presumably, fairly cheap tacos (at a pop-up in December at Lord Stanley the al pastor variety were going for $5 apiece).