When discussing the Slanted Door, more often than not, conversations invariably lead to a reminiscing of sorts on its original location in the Mission. Looking at Charles Phan's current 8,000-square-foot, designer digs, it seems hard to imagine that it all started at the quaint place pictured above. So what exactly is going on at that famed little 584 Valencia Street storefront these days? Though the space right off 17th is currently vacant, the Phans still own the building. Reportedly, they haven't decided what to do with it yet. The options: it could become another Vietnamese restaurant (perhaps a branch of Out the Door?) or even another genre of Phan restaurant entirely; or, they might just sell it (sorry, Missionites). Given how the neighborhood has boomed over the last decade or so, it's certainly worth keeping an eye on.
The Original Slanted Door: What's Next?