Señor Sisig Reveals New East Bay Filipino Cantina

Señor Sisig, a neighborhood fast-casual chain well-known for popularizing the Filipino-Mexican fusion “sisig” burrito, is about to unveil a brand new idea in Downtown Oakland. The restaurant’s small Oakland outpost on Webster and seventeenth streets will quickly transfer simply throughout the road into a bigger sit-down cantina with a bounty of “never-before-tasted gadgets,” in keeping with a publicist for the model.

The brand new location’s opening date is scheduled to be introduced subsequent week.

Señor Sisig’s workforce is protecting the brand new menu hush-hush in the intervening time, however right here’s what we all know. Helmed by co-founder and government chef Gil Payumo, the Oakland cantina will supply specialty cocktails and shareable plates to enhance the sisig burritos, tacos, nachos and fries—a Mexican spin on a standard Filipino dish that mixes seasoned pig and rooster liver.

Payumo and co-founder Evan Kidera had been highschool associates who grew up immersed within the Filipino cooking of Payumo’s household and the Mexican fare of their favourite hangouts in San Francisco and Daly Metropolis. The companions launched a fleet of meals vans that developed into a neighborhood restaurant chain. They at present function two San Francisco areas—within the Mission and within the Ferry Constructing.