B-Side

— OPENS APRIL 21ST —

The new lounge, which will be operated by Salt Partners Group, is an homage to the late-night jazz hangouts of yesteryear where music was lively, warm walnut and plush leather couches had wear and tear, food menus were small and cocktails were uncomplicated. Patrons will be able to purchase drinks quickly throughout the evening and the lounge will provide a great atmosphere to hangout with fellow concert attendees and SFJAZZ Members before and after shows.

The restaurant's planned 15-item small plate menu will include fried chicken sandwiches, a signature B-Side burger, and Brussels sprouts with cider-sesame glaze, while larger entrees from chef Chris D'Andrea include braised pork shoulder with fried eggplant and chimichurri, or cavatelli with pickled apples and roasted butternut squash.

B-Side's aesthetics will be tied heavily to the SFJAZZ Center and the culture of jazz. There will even be a wall dedicated entirely to vinyl records with much of it sourced from local artists. Diners and musicians can play the records on a nightly basis.

"We're going to be working a lot with the local artists. We'll be inviting them in for listening parties. And we'll be encouraging them to leave their music or even give us a playlists of what they want to hear when they come," says Founder and Managing Partner Hanson Li of Salt Partners Group. "And we'll be playing it."

"B-side is described as an homage to the late-night jazz hangouts of yesteryear where music was lively, warm walnut and plush leather couches had wear and tear, food menus were small and cocktails were uncomplicated." — SFGATE