Restauranteurs Matt and Piper Norris will open their cocktail and small-plate spot called Evil Eye at 2937 Mission Street on Thursday, June 2, they announced in a press release.
Capp Street Crap first broke the news of what would go in to the space formerly occupied by Coco Frio, a Caribbean restaurant whose owner closed it after less than half a year when his other business, The Palace, suffered a major fire. Before Coco Frio, the space belonged to Savanna Jazz, which now operates out of San Carlos.
Though primarily a bar with a focus on seasonal cocktails and punch bowls, Evil Eye will have a broad selection of food on the menu as well: The menu will feature “classic snacks, elevated bar bites, and eclectic small plates,” the release states, put together by chef Francis Hogan of Sabio on Main, Bluestem Brasserie, and Soluna – which is where he and Matt Norris met. The menu will also feature contributions from two local businesses, Mission Cheese and Humphrey Slocombe ice cream.
The setting is designed to have a bit of a 70s feel. Also keep a (non-evil) eye out for the pool table and pinball machines inside – though the owners hope to attract bar-goers coming from nearby restaurants, perhaps they’ll see a showing of the Mission’s pinball league players too?