Make It a Double

Say Hello to Your Two New Favorite Lunch Spots

1. “And that was the big news on Marlowe Burger. Back to you, Steve.”

We might say that if we had a lunch report. We don’t.

Moving on, you’re familiar with Marlowe. Well, the original SoMa location is back—now as a pop-up, counter-ordering type of deal. It’s slated to open April 20.

You’ll come grab a seat at the counter overlooking Townsend and order the Marlowe burger, or sit at the low communal table and try an Egg Roll (spoiler alert: it involves deviled eggs and bacon).

And there’s a cow-print-patterned wall, so you know they mean business.

2. Over in the TL, The Chairman is an actual restaurant. Without wheels.

The space is reminiscent of its mobile counterpart: it’s got the big panda and a significant stockpile of bao, and it also soft-opens Monday.

You’ll have a seat on an old oil can with a padded top (or on one of the less aggressive stools), and order a pork belly bao. And as you’re picking up that meat-filled bun, thinking how you are going to balance your Marlowe Burger lunches with your Chairman lunches, you could argue that this thing is kind of like a burger. Kind of.

Massive day for buns.


Marlowe Burger
330 Townsend St
(near 4th)
San Francisco, CA 94107
official website

The Chairman
670 Larkin St
(at Ellis)
San Francisco, CA 94109
official website

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