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dml Jan 20, 2008 10:05 AM

Reebob tells me that a sign in the window of Firecracker says the Mission District spot will become Udupi Palace, the vegetarian Indian restaurant with locations in Sunnyvale and Berkeley.

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Firecracker
1007 1 2 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

Udupi Palace
1007 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Xiao Yang RE: dml Jan 20, 2008 10:26 AM

    Thanks. ABC records confirm the change in ownership. That's certainly good news for South Indian cusine fans (and incidentally vegetarians).

    http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSData...

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    1. re: Xiao Yang
      wolfe RE: Xiao Yang Jan 20, 2008 11:04 AM

      Also vegans.

    2. grishnackh RE: dml Jan 20, 2008 11:41 AM

      I'm happy to hear that the folks running Udupi are coming to SF. They are a nice family and they should do very well in the Mission.

      Does Firecracker have a liquor license that Udupi can take over? The Udupi in Berkeley is BYOB.

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      1. re: grishnackh
        osho RE: grishnackh Jan 20, 2008 01:12 PM

        Man, it's about time we got an alternative to Dosa in the city ....

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          Windy RE: grishnackh Jan 20, 2008 05:56 PM

          I seem to remember sticky sake cocktails, so they probably have wine and beer.

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            Xiao Yang RE: grishnackh Jan 20, 2008 06:07 PM

            The transfer of a type 41 (beer and wine only) license is pending.

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              Atomica RE: Xiao Yang Jan 28, 2008 06:15 PM

              I also saw the signs a couple of weeks ago in the window about the change in the restaurant. However, today there is no change-in-ownership sign in the window, the Firecracker neon sign is lit, and the restaurant looks the way it always does. There is zero indication on the doors or in the windows that the restaurant is closing. Did Udupi's takeover fall through?

              1. re: Atomica
                Melanie Wong RE: Atomica Jan 28, 2008 07:17 PM

                Here's a link to the pending license status summary, if you want to track it for changes.
                http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSDATA...

                1. re: Melanie Wong
                  Atomica RE: Melanie Wong Feb 4, 2008 01:24 PM

                  It'll still be Firecracker until the end of February, in case anyone wants one last Firecracker meal.

          2. chefj RE: dml Jan 20, 2008 02:14 PM

            Lets hope it is like the Sunnyvale location. Their Berkeley store is very hit or miss.

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              Tobias RE: dml Feb 9, 2008 08:46 PM

              Any news as to when this place will open?

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                ncardozo RE: dml Mar 22, 2008 06:37 PM

                Interesting... right across from Dosa at that!

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                1. re: ncardozo
                  Atomica RE: ncardozo Mar 28, 2008 01:15 PM

                  Tablehopper says it won't be Udupi Palace until the end of April.

                  1. re: Atomica
                    osho RE: Atomica Jun 3, 2008 01:48 PM

                    Is Udupi Palace open at this location ?

                    1. re: osho
                      jpancake RE: osho Jun 3, 2008 02:48 PM

                      As of a couple days ago (the last time I walked by), no. Peering through the windows, it looked like the seating was in place, but the space appeared to be fairly unfinished.

                2. Dave MP RE: dml Jun 23, 2008 02:30 PM

                  Anyone tried it yet?

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                  1. re: Dave MP
                    Robert Lauriston RE: Dave MP Jun 23, 2008 02:33 PM

                    Yes:

                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/531887

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