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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bistro Unique Is Open, Monarch Takes Flight, and a Ken Ken Ramen Update

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 2:42 PM

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

Bistro Unique opened in Hayes Valley yesterday (1849 Union at Octavia). And while Tablehopper gave a peek at the preliminary menu featuring traditional French fare, nothing stood out as overtly unique. Today, Eater SF discovers the moniker's origin is merely a play on the owner's name: Yannick.

If looking to pre-party before tomorrow's food-filled day, Tablehopper reveals that Monarch opens this evening (101 Sixth St. at Mission). The club features a dance floor on the first level and above it, a cocktail lounge.

An update on Ken Ken Ramen: Eater SF shares that they're readying to open Sunday, but there's also the chance it may not open until later that week, possibly Thursday. Ramen lovers - hold tight.

Hong Kong Lounge is readying to open a second location further up Geary in the shuttered Pot de Pho space. Tablehopper assures diners that while both the space and menu will be smaller than the original, dim sum and Peking duck will be available. Look for an opening next month.

Another pending opener, this one in the Financial District. Per Diem, the bar and restaurant slated for the Chancery building is well on its way to opening early this winter. Grub Street notes the liquor license has been approved, and the kitchen looks complete.

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