Initial Projection: June 2008
Current Projection: Week of January 12, 2009
SoMa: Now that Charles Phan's swanky Chinese undertaking in the SoMa Grand has a name, we thought a plywood update in order. Since our walk-through back in October, the build-out has obviously taken big strides, and Heaven's Dog—which, you'll recall, is composed of two sections: noodle bar and restaurant/lounge—is now looking at a debut in the first half of 2009. What's more, Alcademics brings word of a starry bartender lineup featuring the likes of Thad Vogler, Eric Johnson (Bourbon & Branch), Jackie Patterson (Zinnia) and "an emphasis on quality ice."
· The Name For Phan's SoMa Grand Project, Revealed...? [~ESF~]
· Phandemonium: Andy Wai Aboard at SoMa Grand [~ESF~]
· Plywood Special: Inside Charles Phan's Grand SoMa Grand Project [~ESF~]