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Friday, April 30, 2010

After Panam's Fail, Can Bisou Make a Go with French Bistro in the Castro?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Plus ça change? - JAY BARMANN/GRUB STREET SAN FRANCISCO
  • Jay Barmann/Grub Street San Francisco
  • Plus ça change?
Grub Street's Jay Barmann was stalking Castro bistro Panam like a creditor last week ― the restaurant failed long before it locked the doors for the last time ― but last night it reopened after an ownership change even Barmann conceded was confusing. The new name: Bisou. As Grub Street reported, only Mickael Azoulay is continuing on as partner (Laurent Guillaume is history). The new boys are from Chouchou, the tart-heavy neighborhood bistro in Forest Hill.

Barmann offers a primer on what to eat at Bisou this weekend (the grand opening is tomorrow). It looks better than the offerings at Panam, but in a Castro where guys are crowding into Starbelly and rushing the reservation line at Frances, old-school bistro might increasingly have the look of the Glass Coffin around the edges. To echo Barmann, bonne chance, guys.

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