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Sundance Steakhouse Revamps, Korean Pop-Up at Asiento, More

REVAMPS - As you see here, Palo Alto's "legendary" Sundance Steakhouse is currently closed and undergoing construction and a new paint job. A reliable Eater tipster writes that the owners, the Fletchers are transitioning the business to their children as operators, and the space will undergo a refresh. According to the website, their phone system will be back up and running to accept reservations tomorrow, and they expect to reopen on November 1, just in time for prime rib and martini season. [EaterWire]

POP-UPS - A late-night Korean bar food pop-up will be slinging fried wings, beek cheek sandwiches, bulgogi, ssam and this menu at Asiento this Friday from 10:30 to 1ish. It's called Seoul Patch, which...awesome, and the chef behind it, Eric Ehler, hopes to become "a mainstay in the SF late night scene." Here's the Twitter. Ehler plans to be at Asiento every Friday, and he's also at Rocketfish in Potrero Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30. [EaterWire]

SWITCHEROOS - Interesting developments in downtown Palo Alto at Junoon. Inside Scoop reports that the restaurant will close on Sunday and Vijay Bist of Amber India and Amber Dhara is taking over, with plans to open an Amber Dhara outpost there as soon as Wednesday of next week. For the gist of what to expect, see Eater's earlier report on the Amber Dhara location coming to the Mission. Bist says the food at Amber Dhara will be a little more modern and seasonal than what you find at his Amber India locations. [ISSF]

COMING ATTRACTIONS - The Baz is a busy guy. In addition to launching this guest chef series at Fifth Floor in December with Dominique Crenn, Hoss Zare, Brandon Jew, Jeff Baker and Matthew Accarino; he's also doing a special $150 five-course white truffle menu from November 15 to 30. The restaurant is now accepting reservations for all of the above. [EaterWire, ISSF]

EDIBLE BUGS - In a quest to find out if bugs are delicious, SFoodie tries some of the edible insects available in San Francisco right now. They find Don Bugito's larvae tacos to have "roasted flavor similar to chicharrón," but eating "adult insects-- crickets, scorpions, and the like" ain't so pretty. "The exoskeletons have an iodine aftertaste redolent of the naturalist's laboratory...[leaving] a film in the mouth that seemed to thicken over the course of several bug appetizers, is not something we'll be craving again in the near future." [SFoodie, SF Weekly]

Fifth Floor

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Amber Dhara

680 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 400-5699 Visit Website

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA