Ian Begg

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Naked Lunch Now Serves a Burger -- and Dinner

    Ryan Maxey and Ian Begg recently expanded their Naked Lunch cafe into the space where they formerly operated Txoko restaurant, which they shuttered on New Year's Eve. The large former Enrico's space, now called Naked Lunch Pub & Grill, has morphed into somewhat of a sports bar, complete with pool ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Naked Lunch Expands Into Txoko Space

    It's always exciting to report good news after bad, and today brings word that Ryan Maxey and Ian Begg are keeping the space where they shuttered Txoko restaurant on New Year's Eve and using it to expand Naked Lunch, the afternoon concept they've been running next door since 2009. See Also: - Txoko ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Txoko Closing on New Year's Eve

    North Beach restaurant Txoko announced via Facebook that it will cease service after New Year's Eve (December 31). The restaurant opened in May 2011 in the cavernous space that formerly held Enrico's and spent much of its time as a vocal supporter of fighting the foie gras ban, giving away complimen ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Free Cupcakes, Gastropub Debut, and Two New Bars Saddle Up

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. A sweet opening for Let's Cupcake (2255 Judah at 28th Ave.). The Feast reports the Sunset cupcake shop is celebrating its pre-opening by offering a free cupcake to those who stop by today (11 a.m.-9 p.m.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    It's Tapas, Not Topless: Sneak Peek at North Beach's Txoko

    Carina OstRyan Maxey and Ian Begg Talk Txoko.​Last night was the media preview and soft launch of Txoko. Located in the old Enrico's space, we knew we were in for a larger-than-life and somewhat swanky affair. We first reported in February that the Naked Lunch guys, Ryan Maxey and Ian Begg, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Basque-Style Gastropub Txoko Nears Debut, Top Chef Alum's Restaurant/Club Opens

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Eater SF reports Enrico's replacement, Txoko (504 Broadway at Kearny), is set to open before the end of the month. The Basque-inspired menu from chef Ian Begg will offer small bites, larger dishes, and ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Naked Lunch Taking Over Enrico's Main Room, Specialty's Closes

    ​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Inside Scoop has been closely following the closure of Enrico's last month. One puzzling detail: Naked Lunch, the sandwich shop located in the Enrico's takeout area, stayed open. Now come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Summer Bean Salad at Naked Lunch

    John BirdsallSummer beans, radishes, basil, and Manchego in red-wine vinaigrette ($5).​Friday, July 16, 2010 Almost a year after it opened in an unlikely slot between Enrico's pee-fragrant sidewalk terrace and the tourist-covered stairs on Kearny above Broadway, Naked Lunch is still putting o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Naked Lunch Writes a Bright New Sandwich Beat in North Beach

    ​"Naked lunch, a frozen moment where everyone sees what is on the end of every fork." -- William S. BurroughsLast week marked the opening of weekday spot Naked Lunch (at the takeout counter of Enrico's, 504 Broadway at Kearny). It's a bright new spot amidst some pretty lean lunch offerings in ... More >>

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