Kirk, a former sous chef at the Mission's Lazy Bear, will be teaming up with Lazy Bear chef/owner David Barzelay on the project. Barzelay also co-owns Mission cocktail bar True Laurel, a collaboration with Lazy Bear's onetime bar director Nicolas Torres.
“It is going to be A LOT of hard work, but I can’t wait to have a place in the community where everything started…where my kids can come visit and see all your faces." " Kirk wrote in an Instagram story.
Kirk did not respond to a request for comment. But a recent article in Vogue offers a brief blurb about the coming restaurant, noting that it will offer New American items such as a fried chicken sandwich with seaweed and green goddess dressing and dill-pickle-spiced bagels. It will likely debut in the late fall or early winter of 2020.
At the moment, it's unclear if the pop-ups will continue while Kirk gets the new restaurant off the ground. We'll update this story if we learn more.