Stuffed to Stuff Us With Pierogi and Midwestern Beers

Over the weekend, we happened to notice that Mission Sub on corner of 24th and Mission was turning into a very voguishly named spot “Stuffed.” What will Stuffed be bringing us? According to Grub Street, they're angling to become a pierorgi spot, the gross Polish dumpling that my grandmother always guilted me into eating but I now somehow absolutely love. Eater also reports:

Decor-wise, they've fully gutted the former Mission Sub, thank goodness, and they're going to put a long oak wooden bar along one wall, playing into the narrow, shotgun orientation of the space. There will be bar-style seating outside, in the sidewalk gated area, and a raised wooden booth in the back of the space. They've got the man who designed McTeague's bar doing all the workmanship. The finished product will sport the original dark hardwood floors, and walls painted to “a nice light shade.”

They're also “modeling Stuffed around a Midwest theme,” which I guess means there will be paintings of corn and more corn.  Presumably, the floor will be perfectly flat and giant dead bugs will decorate their front window.

Sorry, I'm done.

There is one red flag here: they plan on putting a “San Francisco spin” on pierogi (their words, not mine), which is either going to be a weird and tasteless disaster that sees us paying Tacolicious prices for traditionally peasant food, or delicious as all hell.  (For example, their veggie pierogi is made of “potato, portabella mushroom, spinach, goat cheese” and “served with parmesan cheese sauce or pesto sauce.”  The lack of sour cream and cheese curd is alarming, but not necessarily a deal breaker.)

Anyway, they'll also be stoking the place full of Midwestern beer that you cannot get in SF (and, presumably, Old Style) and opening mid-January.

Pierogi!

[Grub Street]

Comments (10)

This will be about as true to its roots – Eastern European or Midwestern – as Wise Sons Deli. You know, that self-proclaimed jewish deli that many of our jewish grandparents can’t even eat at (because it isn’t kosher - are you kidding me?).

The food might be good but it will just be a concept, not something you’d actually find at a pierogi place in Chicago or New York. The price will also be about 50% higher than they should be. I’m just waiting for the Marina Girl Pierogi – too cute!

So in closing, I’d say that both of the following will be true:
‘There is one red flag here: they plan on putting a “San Francisco spin” on pierogi (their words, not mine), which is either going to be a weird and tasteless disaster that sees us paying Tacolicious prices for traditionally peasant food, or delicious as all hell’

Finally! There will be a place in the Mission where white people from the Midwest will feel comfortable!

You don’t have to be from the Midwest (or white) to enjoy pierogies…

When they say “beers from the Midwest you can’t get in sf’ ” they really mean beer you CAN get in san Francisco but you might have to go to bevmo. Beer distribution doesn’t just change because you opened a pierogi shop. It should also be noted that this place will more than likely be awesome, but just like I don’t eat at mission pie very often, I probably won’t hit up mission pierogi.

Bring in some Grain Belt beer. My buddy from Minneapolis had some shipped out here and it’s good.

Hope they get some New Glarus or Lakefront on tap there.

They say they call them PIEROGIES to make it known they are NOT supposed to be traditional. From the midwest NOT poland, where “PIEROGIES” is normal to say. they are a MIDWESTERN bar. not your polish grandmas kitchen.

Surprising how many assholes there are here just to tear down a place that hasn’t even opened up. Read the fucking details and try to not be an asshole? It’s SF, it’s fucking expensive. Leave if you feel the need to state that obvious point.

Can’t wait to go, have heard only good things about the food and owners

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