Alicia Esterkamp Allbin and Charles Phan (and canoe). Photo by Jack Hutch.
Charles Phan has yet another project in his wheelhouse, a new bar and restaurant at Pier 3, according to the Scoop. The press release mentions the 1,300-square-foot bar and restaurant (secured through Alicia Esterkamp Allbin of San Francisco Waterfront Partners) is going to be a departure from his other restaurants in The Slanted Door Group, focusing on the cuisine and cocktails of New Orleans and the South.
Bar manager Erik Adkins (who has worked with Phan for the past nine years) is going to drive the cocktail program, which is the centerpiece of the project. Olle Lundberg will design the space; the canoe you see here was part of Lundberg’s collection, and is also inspiring some of the design details. More details will be revealed in coming months, but for now the targeted opening date is summer 2012.