Those love-em/hate-em kids at MissionMission broke news last night of a confirmed location and rough opening date of "early summer" for Commonwealth, the full-time venture from chefs Anthony Myint of Mission Street Food and Jason Fox of Bar Tartine. We've been talking about the place since late last summer, and even though they have yet to raise the minimum of $10,000 they were looking for to get the project off the ground, it seems that Myint and Fox have locked down the location at 2224 Mission near 18th Street. Like Mission Street Food's humble beginnings in Lung Shan, which is just down the street, the new location will be taking over the former home of El Herradero (pictured), a tacqueria that never seemed to get much love.
The full press release (from MissionMission)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA : March 23, 2010
JASON FOX AND ANTHONY MYINT ANNOUNCE COMMONWEALTH
Jason Fox (former executive chef of Bar Tartine), Anthony Myint
(Mission Street Food, Mission Burger) and partners are creating an
innovative model of benevolent fine dining in COMMONWEALTH.
Expected to open early this summer, Commonwealth will be a progressive
American restaurant, building on California’s tradition of showcasing
local, seasonal foods while incorporating diverse culinary approaches
from around the world. Additionally, a set portion of proceeds from
Fox’s inventive tasting menus will be donated to local non-profits.
Commonwealth is committed to benefiting our community. The name
Commonwealth derives from the early modern concept of organizing for
the common good of the people. The restaurant Commonwealth takes this
optimistic notion to heart: it will provide sustenance for its
Commonwealth, located at 2224 Mission Street, near 18th Street, will
be open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Commonwealth will offer an
affordable a la carte menu with most dishes priced between $6 and $16,
as well as a tasting menu. Construction begins this month.