Where were you when San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed today to be officially all about Machine Coffee & Deli (1024 Market at 6th, San Francisco)? His presence at the ribbon cutting added business-nerdy flair to the opening of the latest (yet smallest) food outpost from the folks behind neighboring Show Dogs and sister restaurant Foreign Cinema. The Machine space is of the order-and-go variety, and you can grab a seat outside.
Gayle Pirie was eating a croissant with jelly before the ceremony, and her husband John Clark received the proclamation from Mayor Lee. Clark talked about how he and his friends looked at renting in the area when he moved here 30 years ago. "It was quite blighted and rents were practically nil." Things are changing in the area: Pirie & Clark's work--with the help of their investors--are one of the motivating factors behind the revitalization of the area, which Lee said is continuing to attract other businesses.
Halves of smoked turkey sandwiches from Show Dogs' Chef Peter Temkin and Four Barrel coffee samples were available after the ribbon cutting. Sticky buns from Foreign Cinema will be among Machine's breakfast options, and Temkin's lunch menu has house-smoked meats, sausages and roasted meats.