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Brunch Madness: (4) Presidio Social Club Vs. (5) El Techo de Lolinda
Theodore Gioia | Photo: Courtesy Presidio Social Club and El Techo de Lolinda | March 18, 2014
Round Two: A clash between the old-world social club and the upstart Mission rooftop.
Who has the best brunch in the city? Our first ever Brunch Bracket pits sixteen of the city's most popular brunch spots in a single elimination, fight-to-the-death tournament. Our food editor Rebecca Flint Marx seeded the contenders, but it's your votes that decide who wins. Every weekday, you'll have a chance to vote on the day's matchup until we decide our ultimate winner. Yesterday number one seed Foreign Cinema beat number eight seed The Butler and The Chef.
Winner: El Techo de Lolinda 57%. Runner-Up: Presidio Social Club 43%.
(4) Presidio Social Club
Address: 563 Ruger Street (near Lombard St.)
Signature Dish: Mission-style chilaquiles
Vibe: Old-school elegance self-described as "the comforts of a club without the dues"
Representative Patron: The type who wants Mission-style chilaquiles without risking a trip to the Mission
Weakness: It's Mission-style chilaquiles sans the Mission
(5) El Techo de Lolinda
Address: 2518 Mission Street (near 21st St.)
Signature Dish: Chicharrones de carne (sold by the pound!)
Vibe: Sunny, laidback, and preferably intoxicated
Representative Patron: Stoned Mission locals who come to brunch for the booze and order drinks by the pitcher rather than the glass
Weakness: The cocktails may be more memorable than the food
Do you prefer to brunch on a Mission rooftop or a park-side social club? Do you prefer to order your appetizers by the oyster or by the pound? Will old or new San Francisco win? The poll will be open for 24 hours, so jump onto Twitter and Facebook to rally your friends!