Liam on the 'Iron Throne' at 25 Lusk

Foodie Chap Takes a 'Taste of Thrones' With Chef Matthew Dolan of 25 Lusk

Liam Mayclem
May 21, 2019 - 3:40 pm

Chef Matthew Dolan (Photo credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)
Chef Matthew Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) — From his throne at "25 Lusk" meet the King of this domain Chef Matthew Dolan. More on the "throne" reference in a moment.

Meanwhile, From New Orleans, New York City, Nantucket Island, and Helsinki, Finland, Chef Dolan has strived to improve his technique while being exposed to a variety of restaurant environments. Dolan became part of the San Francisco dining scene with a successful run as executive chef at Garibaldi’s on Presidio. At Twenty Five Lusk, Dolan realized his dream of building his own kitchen, where he continues to deliver inspired cuisine that demonstrates his passion and commitment to excellence. He is a member of the United States State Department Chef Corps, has been featured at the prestigious James Beard House on two occasions, earned a coveted Michelin Star, and continues to make numerous television and radio appearances here in the San Francisco Bay Area. In November of 2014, Dolan opened his second restaurant, Tap 415 in San Francisco’s Westfield Centre.

In the Spring of 2017 Chef Matthew & his team opened the rooftop at 25 Lusk - a rare al fresco dining experience that’s perfect for SF Giants game day or any day or night you want to enjoy brews, cocktails & bangin’ bites. The pizzas are particularly tasty.

Now back to the throne story - for six weeks the ground floor & bar at 25 Lusk became a pop up bar & eatery with "Taste of Thrones" dinners - they SOLD OUT every dinner, every night for six weeks. In partnership with Theme Dream Productions, guests are invited to:
"Take Your Photo on the Iron Throne or with Daenerys' Dragon!~ Drink out of Medieval Goblets and knock back cocktails inspired by the hit HBO show now over after 8 incredible, fan frenzied seasons.

25 Lusk's 'Taste of Thrones' Menu

With "Game of Thrones" now over on HBO and for those still yearning a fix, Chef Matthew has your remedy with knockout cocktails still being served at the bar nightly with "Taste of Thrones" snacks:

  • Lady Tyrell’s Salt Meats & Cheese Plate
  • Ser Davos Famous Crab Salad
  • Dragon Meat
  • Wildling Turkey Drumstick
  • Winterfell Rabbit Pie

So "GOT" fans or "Thronees" - get thee to 25 Lusk in San Francisco on the Northern end of the hemisphere and keep the fun and feast going - you will not be disappointed but you may be dethroned!

Enjoy my salty, regal chat with King Matthew.

Cheers, Liam!

DRACARYS (Dragon Fire)
Serves 1 cocktail

Chef Matthew Dolan's Dracarys Cocktail

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces of Laird’s Applejack
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon harissa paste
  • Ice Cubes


  1. Mix all of this in a shaker and shake vigorously
  2. Pour over a glass full of ice


  • ½ lime – juice and what’s left of the lime
  • ½ teaspoon green chartreuse
  • 3 ounces of ginger beer


  1. Add lime juice and ginger beer to top off
  2. Place lime in ice
  3. Pour chartreuse on lime
  4. Set on fire and serve
25 Lusk's 'Taste of Thrones'
25 Lusk
25 Lusk St, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 495-5875