The burgeoning restauranteurs behind "Reclaimed Wood + Subway Tiles" just dropped Eater SF a note about their new Valencia hot spot:
I just wanted to give you a heads up on our new restaurant project in the works, hopefully opening soon on Valencia! Our restaurant name is: RECLAIMED WOOD + SUBWAY TILES. We are housed in an old factory that, you guessed it, used to manufacture reclaimed wood, and before that, subway tiles for the BART stations back in 1972. We plan to source all of our ingredients from the Hayes Valley farm, and/or "pop-up farms." Our chef has worked in many famous kitchens around the world, and once parked Thomas Keller's Prius when he was a valet parker at Solage in Calistoga. We plan to change our menu Hourly, as to provide the freshest ingredients and trends available.
They've got a bunch of good stuff planned for their menu, including "ponzu spiced tofu, four-leaf clovers, eggplant marinated in Blue Bottle Gibraltar," "guinea pig dumplings with chamomile broth," "Tripe Tartare, desert salt," and no foirkage fee for all the rebellious foodie badasses that want to bring their own foie gras to the restaurant.
(And let's hope they open a pop-up in Dear Mom's kitchen whenever we get bored of whoever's in there now!)