- These six foot diameter custom chandeliers are by Michael McEwen. They only weigh 150 lbs and are glued together using NASA space shuttle glue.
- Douglas fir paneling matches the original woodwork on the west wall. Tables are made from reclaimed Monterey cyprus.
- Barstools here are made of faux 'gator.
The day is nigh for The Boxing Room, this handsome buck you see here, opening tomorrow in Hayes Valley, where Citizen Cake once stood. We've already brought you many a detail on the Cajun/NOLA-themed venture from the Absinthe people. And now it's time to take a walk through the interior in the gallery above. Also, the menus.
A chunk of chef Justin Simoneaux's dinner items come in under $15, as promised. The wine list a la Arlequin Wine Merchant's Ian Becker boasts six local offerings on tap and an assemblage of food-friendly whites and bold reds to compliment the food. Beersinclude a near-ridiculous 20 on-tap. And then there's dessert—not to be missed—as pedigreed pastry chef Bill Corbett is taking a sweeter tack than he's used to. The Boxing Room opens for dinner tomorrow at 5 p.m. Weekday lunch and Bayou-themed brunch are on the way in about a month. As always, your early reports are so very welcome here . Website.
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