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Dec 17, 2008 06:53 AM

Charles Phan & Andy Wai in restaurant venture

According to yesterday's Chronicle:

"Charles Phan has finally named his Chinese restaurant and noodle bar opening next month in the Soma Grand (1160 Mission St.). It's Heaven's Dog, which is a result of a telephone game between Phan, bar manager Erik Adkins and chef de cuisine Andy Wai mixing up the names for a distilling process and a royal flush in a Chinese domino game."

It'll be interesting to see what's in Phan's ethnic Chinese roots and how Wai executes it. Not sure about that name, though, it's too easy a target for cheap jokes.

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