Out the Door on Bush Street in San Francisco will have a "soft opening" on Oct. 1, a staff member on site said today.
The staff member said the restaurant, the latest in Slanted Door owner Charles Phan's growing San Francisco empire, has hired staff and was conducting training.
The 2232 Bush St. location brings Phan's unique modern Vietnamese style to the burgeoning Fillmore restaurant scene. And it ups the ante because Phan will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in a bistro setting. The restaurant also will have a takeout operation.
Workers moved a massive polished stone, apparently part of the decor, in the front door this morning.
Meantime, the menu is shaping up, according to Chef Grace Nguyen (left), who is moving over from Phan's Slanted Door. She has been Tweeting all about it.
Nguyen revealed a breakfast dish to be called "Duck in the Hole," made with duck eggs. She also said in a Tweet that she received a shipment of spices from the City's Le Sanctuaire Herbs & Spices.
What do chefs do to get a restaurant ready? From Nguyen's Tweet on Sept. 15, Tuesday: "First day at the new restaurant. 1st on the list, clean, clean and clean the mess. It's going to happen people."
Watch this space for more information.
(Grace Nguyen photo from her Myspace page)