Any day now, Spork will be opening in the Mission on Valencia between 21st and 22nd. It’s always enjoyable when a smaller, independent restaurant unseats a chain (Spork is taking over a former KFC space), and we have to admit, we’re excited about Spork. The changing New American-ish menu, from the mind of Bruce Binn (formerly of Citizen Cake), is rife with reinvented dishes like an inside-out burger.
Neither the answering machine nor website reveals a certain opening date, though the menu online is dated Monday, April 16th, which is odd because the same website says the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Whatever. We’ll stay on the beat and report our findings. Tips, as always, are welcome. More details to come.
Sidenote: is it ironic that KFC is the only restaurant that still uses sporks? Also, sporks are impossible to eat with. They are too shallow for soup, yet their prongs are too short to pick up any solids; let’s hope this isn’t a bad omen for Spork.