Believe it or not, Hops & Hominy was in yet another San Francisco alley, albeit not the same one as Gitane, Cafe Claude, and Claudine. Considering my good luck with alley dining, I may never nosh at an establishment on a well-lit main street again!
Hops & Hominy brings a little piece of the South to the Bay Area. Our table of four was quite pleased with our dinner, which was impressive in light of the fact that the restaurant had just opened two months ago.
Bundaberg Ginger Beer.
Complimentary cornbread with honey butter.
Black-eyed pea fritters, herb aioli ($8).
Fried green tomatoes, spicy buttermilk dressing ($8).
Pacific salmon pan-seared, broccoli and roasted pepper risotto ($25).
Deep water shrimp and cheesy Southern grits ($19).
Buttermilk battered chicken, mac 'n' cheese with bacon, Brussels sprouts ($19).
Sweet potato hash cubed, house-cured bacon ($6).
Cherry-apple cobbler a la mode.
Beignets with powdered sugar.
It wasn't a perfect meal. There were some slow service issues. There were a few weaker dishes. But, overall, I would still happily recommend Hops & Hominy to you. I think the young restaurant has a lot of potential and is on its way to excellence.