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Monday, June 20, 2011

Ike's May Expand, Mohave Has to Wait, and Weird Fish Reopens, This Time with DJ Booth

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM

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The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.

Beloved sandwich shop Ike's Place may be headed to the other side of the Bay Bridge. Grub Street reports, via Berkeleyside, that owner Ike Shehadeh is looking along Berkeley's Bancroft Avenue for a potential space. He's also looking at a partnership with Al Yeganeh of Soup Nazi fame, who recently opened the first Bay Area location of the Original SoupMan in Fisherman's Wharf. Interesting. Our own Jonathan Kauffman wasn't too keen on the soups.

The Planning Department's waiting game is now being played with Woodhouse Fish Co.'s Dylan MacNiven. Aiming to open Mohave in the former Bombay Bazar and Ice Creamery, Eater SF reports he'll have to wait three months before potential approval for his Southwestern restaurant. Tick tock, tick tock.

Temporarily closed since May, Eater SF shares Weird Fish reopens tomorrow. Shuttered since co-owner Timothy Holt left to focus on his Roshambo Farms, Peter Hood is now running the show alone. Yes, a show, of sorts. The small Mission space now includes a DJ booth and projection room as well as new menu items alongside long-time favorites.

While one restaurant reopens, three others are set to close. Inside Scoop reports Orchard Garden Hotel's Roots and Orchard Hotel's Daffodil will both shutter before July as the hotels break with the current management company and close the dining spaces for what may be several (if not more) months. No word on future Orchard restaurant plans. Meanwhile, Bernalwood shares the news that Dusit Thai will be closing at the end of July after 20 years in business; the owners are retiring.

There are signs of life on Market Street in the former Bistro Clovis space. Grub Street reports that a bakery is moving into the spot, which has been empty since last summer. No word yet on a potential name or opening date.

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