Dear Career Genie,
I’m stuck in a lunchtime rut! I’m climbing the corporate ladder as quickly as I can, but my regular soups and sandwiches leave me downright uninspired. What’s a hungry worker bee to do?
—Famished in FiDi
Take your tortured soul to Naked Lunch, a shoe box of a space adjacent to Enrico’s in North Beach. There, chef Ian Begg and his partner, Ryan Maxey, will put your sandwich suffering to rest.
Using a wood-fired oven for their ever-changing menu, the dynamic duo serves up tasty cups of sweet corn soup and sandwiches like foie gras and duck prosciutto topped with heirloom tomatoes, butter lettuce, and white truffle oil. A refreshing daily drink, like lychee limeonade, washes it all down.
The interior’s just a lunch counter, but here’s the best advice I can give you: Pull up a chair to one of Enrico’s sidewalk tables and get a little sunlight while you enjoy your meal.
It’s bound to rub you the right way.
Naked Lunch, 504 Broadway, at Kearny Street (415-577-4951 or nakedlunchsf.com).