Top Chef Ryan Scott Opens Market & Rye in West Portal Next Week
Let's start with the name -- once Please & Thank You, now Market & Rye. "Market" represents the fresh ingredients Scott hand-picks at markets and "Rye" plays on both his name and crafted rye bread. SFoodie has high hopes for Scott's bread because he hired a North Beach baker (whom Scott dearly loves) to develop a specially made rye pretzel dough for Market & Rye's sandwiches.
Market & Rye's sandwich menu offers Scott's own take on classics like roast beef and BLTs but also recipes he's collected during his travels in recent years. Imagine Scott's signature salted rye bread stuffed with chicken salad, avocado, pepper jack, cool ranch doritos, and iceberg lettuce (inspired by one of his meals during a visit to Georgetown, Texas).
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"This is how committed I am to West Portal: I moved from the Marina to the Sunset," Scott says. Look for him commuting to Market & Rye on the L train. Lately he's been traveling even further to open another Market & Rye location in Portero Hill, hopefully open for summer.
Scott is a busy man: He also started a radio show and spilled to SFoodie that he has a television series in the mix. "I saw an article the other day 'chef selling out' and I was like, 'Fuck yeah, I sell out.' I have no problem saying I'll sell out."
But Scott will stick to his roots. He first did lunch at Myth Cafe. Then after a year at Brunch Drunk Love (which Scott claims was like a "shitty one-night-stand"), he is considering giving up his weekends yet again to provide a brunch service at Market & Rye.
But first things first. "I've never opened a place from scratch," Scott says. "So either it's going to be a shit show or it's going to be a calm opening so hopefully there will be some middle balance of that."