Spork – KFC turns Hipster

Images from a night of dining at hip Mission district restaurant Spork in San Francisco.

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Spork at 1058 Valencia Street in San Francisco.
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Inside Spork, a former KFC fast food joint.
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Original recipe pull-apart rolls with whipped honey butter.
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Old cooling fans from the former KFC are seen above the food pass window between the kitchen and dining room.
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Goat cheese croquette with marinated beets, lamb's lettuce, toasted almonds, and aged sherry. (I forgot to take a picture before dividing the dish in half, and then I cut up my warm goat cheese fritter into three small bites.)
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"In an effort to transform the space without trying to hide its past, we stripped down the massive hood that originally hung over a long row deep fryers and made it our main dining room light," read "The Story of Spork."
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Ahi tuna poke with sushi grade cubed ahi tuna with farro, sesame oil, scallions, peanuts, mint, crispy rice paper and daikon sprouts.
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The "bread bowl of fine dining," a halved roasted acorn squash filled with kale, green lentils, black trumpet mushrooms, housemade gnocchi, spinach, and toasted pecans.
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Once done with the contents, you can scrape the squash clean.
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A view of the desert menu with a $7 take home stainless steel spork.
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Looking into the dining room of Spork, a former KFC in the Mission.
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Spork, great food with reasonable prices and crazy desserts.
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