What to Eat

What to Eat at Radius Café, Opening Next Week

The restaurant, in the corner space, won't be open for another month.
The restaurant, in the corner space, won’t be open for another month. Photo: J. Barmann/Grub Street

Though some earlier reports suggested they might make it open by today, Grub Street has confirmed that new locavore haven, Radius (in the former Julie’s Supper Club space on Folsom), is waiting on one last inspection and is now shooting for next Thursday or Friday. Also, to clarify, only the café will be opening, with a separate entrance in the next-door space that used to be Julie’s dancefloor (at far right in photo). The place features original wood and some fixtures from 1908, and it will be serving a soup-and-sandwich menu from chef Kelly Hughett (see it in full below), as well as selling pantry items like pickling mix and fried chicken seasoning, and locally sourced beer and wine from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and 1 a.m. on weekends.

“We’ve had to push the 100-mile radius thing a bit,” says Radius’ PR guy Jon Whitehead, “But all the ingredients, the beer, and the wine are all sourced locally.” The full restaurant, in Julie’s well-windowed corner room, should be open by early April at the latest.

Radius Café and Takeaway Menu, March 2010

Iaocopi Butter & Bean Soup… cup $4 | bowl $7
Hobbes bacon lardons
Cauliflower & Leek Soup… cup $4 | bowl $7
Shaved raw cauliflower & chervil

Duck Confit… $14
Winter greens, Pt. Reyes Blue cheese, pears, walnuts with red wine vinaigrette
Arugula Salad… $8
Tomato confit, fennel, olives with lemon vinaigrette
Seasonal shaved vegetables & lettuces… $9
Ver jus vinaigrette
Side Mixed Seasons… $3


Canneles Bordelais… $2 each | 3 for $5
Buttermilk Panna Cotta… $5
Scones… $4
Pound Cake… slice $4

Fried Chicken Seasoning (Our Secret)… 8oz $16.50 | 16 oz $12
Pickling Mix… $5
Chicken Stock To-go Kit… $6
Apricot Mustard… 2 oz $2
Ver Jus Vinaigrette… 8 oz $6

Meat & Cheese Board… $15
Speck, Brie, Carmody, Pt. Reyes Blue with seasonal fruit
Savory Ricotta Turn-over… $3
Green Vegetable Torte… $11 | Torte only $8
Served with mixed greens, sauce gribiche
Tarragon Egg Salad on Polenta Bread… $8
Little gem lettuce, homemade bread and butter pickles
Skirt Steak Sandwich on Baguette… $15
Hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, sherry onions & arugula
Local Honey Cured Ham and Butter on Baguette… $9
Dijon mustard

Toasted Bread & Butter… $5
Polenta bread and walnut baguette served with Meyenberg goat milk butter
Pressed PB&J; on Pain de Campagne Bread… $8
Organic peanut butter & seasonal jam
Pressed Dark Chocolate & L’agier Almond Butter on Baguette… $9
Pressed Pork Belly on Green Onion Slab… $14
Melted peppers and onions, Dijon mustard
Pressed Chicken Breast on Baguette… $13
Sautéed spinach, Carmody cheese, tomato mayo
Pressed Vegetables on Green Onion Slab… $11
Local mushrooms, sherry onions, sautéed greens, Pt. Reyes blue

Fried Chicken (Half Chicken)… $17
Root vegetable chips
Pasta Inspiration… $14

What to Eat at Radius Café, Opening Next Week