Brenda’s Meat & Three

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It started with beignets.

As so many important things do.

But it was only a matter of time before pulled pork made itself known... 

Figure out how to get your costume through the door of Brenda’s Meat & Three, a low-key Southern diner from the beignet queen that probably won’t be low-key at all, open as of today. (See the slideshow here.)

Ah, Brenda. You know her well from her NOLA-inspired joint on Polk. The one with the permanent line out the door. Well, she decided she wanted another place that had mac and cheese, shrimp hush puppies and bacon-fat-fried potatoes. This is a woman who makes great decisions.

You could come here for brunch with friends, move into a black wooden banquette under a slow-turning fan and order calas (deep-fried rice fritter donuts) for the table.

Lunch would be good, too. Just a bar stool, a fried-bologna sandwich and a bottle of Louisiana beer.

But dinner. Oh, sweet, merciful dinner. That’s when Brenda will pull out five different meats (a rotating selection from her arsenal of 30). There might be ribs and oxtail or pulled pork and fried catfish, and there’ll definitely be a trifecta of sides.

Which helps the place’s name make sense.


Brenda’s Meat & Three
919 Divisadero St
(at McAllister)
San Francisco, CA, 94115


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