Well-liked 24th Street brunch spot Foxsister quietly closed down on August 2, and on Friday the space will come alive again as a new concept from the same team: Great Gold.
The new project from chef-partners Brandon Kirksey and David Steele — the latter being a one of the founding partners of Flour+Water — is their take on classic, old-school, Italian-American restaurants featuring handmade pastas, as well as a whole section of the menu devoted just to spaghetti.
As the pair explained to the Chronicle in July, they had been on the hunt for a second space for their second restaurant, but when the real estate hunt turned out to be too difficult, they just decided to let Foxsister have its sunset last week and pivot to the new concept in the same space at 3161 24th Street.
So, gone are the soju slushies, bulgogi, and fried chicken, and incoming are meatballs and marinara. Also on deck: eggplant parmigiana, chicken under a brick, veal milanese, and a lasagna for two.
Despite being old-school in its dish inspirations and family-style structure, Great Gold will be new-school in using seasonal, sustainable ingredients and supporting carbon neutral farming through fellow restaurateur's Anthony Myint's renewable food initiative.