A shot from the upper level. Photo courtesy of E&O.
The revamped bar area. Photo courtesy of E&O.
Now open after its seven-week renovation (by designer Tonya Beluschi), ~E&O TRADING COMPANY~ is now ~E&O ASIAN KITCHEN~, plus a new look and refreshed menu for diners (chef Sharon Nahm collaborated with chef Arnold Eric Wong on the dishes). New menu items include Asian “gnocchi” with beef filet, cabbage, and rice sticks topped with spicy soybean sauce; dan dan noodles; crudo on a Himalayan salt block (currently wild salmon); and lapsang souchong deviled tea eggs with Chinese bacon. Lead bartender Carlos Yturria has revamped the menu, with Asian-inspired cocktails like the Sutter Punch with pisco, pineapple, sherry, mezcal, and lemon. Take a look at the new menu here (food, drinks, and wine are included).
Guests will notice the larger lounge area; a new color palette of earth, gray, and golden tones; and a new live music program. Extended business hours are also part of the changes: dinner service is Sunday 5pm-10pm, Mon-Wed 4pm-10pm, and Thu-Sat 4pm-11pm, with a late-night bar menu Thu-Sat until midnight or close.
Eater breaks the news about the new brick-and-mortar location for the ~JAPACURRY~ food truck. Owner Jay Hamada is taking over the Hunan Garden space on Market Street. It will be an izakaya-like dinner spot called Roku (serving curry, yakitori, tonkotsu ramen with housemade noodles, and chicken nanban, a fried chicken dish from Hamada’s native Kyushu), as well as functioning as a commissary for the truck. Hamada is currently targeting mid-September/early October for the opening. 1819 Market St. at Octavia.
Liquor license changes point to the closure of ~MASALA INDIAN~ in the Inner Sunset, with ~FULL MOON THAI BISTRO~ taking its place. 1220 9th Ave. at Lincoln.