See Jesse’s full debrief here.
At 8pm, there was a 3 hour wait. I tried.
I too showed up at 8 but came back at 11 and it was so totally worth it even though they were out of a couple of things.
I would have, but i had tickets for something. I’ve never been there where they’ve written a time next to my name on the waitlist. Was anyone able to get in earlier than their time slot?
We had a lot of people who got very late times who didn’t show up. With all the beer flowing, people were tending to linger at thier tables longer than usual, which increased the wait times. By 8pm, we were really feeling that pinch.
We had empty tables by around 11, but by then we were starting to run out of some of the beers, and a few of the most popular menu items.
I think the word might be out about MSF Saturday nights.
At 7:15 we were told 9:45. We came back at a little after 9 figuring people would flake, and sure enough we got in soon after. Regardless, this was the biggest wait I’ve ever seen – it will be interesting to see next week and how big a factor the KQED report was.
Maybe some sort of charity donation-based reservation system could help — some sort of auction to reserve a table?
It would be epic if they could put a truck out front for just the sandwiches…
Jesse, i think you’re right. The couple who put their names down before mine were asking the hostess if it was always this busy, and that this was their first time. The hostess was like “you either come at 5:40 or 11″. what?! The hostess was not the same as usual, and seemed a little flustered.
maybe there should be a table for the regulars who just want a sandwich and a beer. Like a 15-20 minute maximum.
I gotta go back and redeem my taste buds with this place. I went when it was in the truck = amazing. My girlfriend and I then went on march 5th when The Food Pantry cooked it up and I have to say it was all really really bad. yes 2 reallys in there…
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