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Thee Bungalow to be reinvented as a gastropub?

Island Aug 14, 2010 02:52 PM


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    eatUPs Aug 20, 2010 05:15 PM

    I've seen worse and let's be honest "Thee" Bungalow was tired and the 3rd Corner needs some help too. Just saying.....

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    1. re: eatUPs
      DiningDiva Aug 20, 2010 06:42 PM

      I don't think anyone was arguing that Thee Bungalow needed to stick around. It's been tired for years and needed to go to restaurant heaven. I think the issue is the beyond awful name and the dubious gastropub concept as imagined by the Cohn group.

      Thee Bungalow
      4996 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

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      juantanamera Aug 18, 2010 11:20 PM

      California Mediterranean doesn't normally imply gastropub; seems like there just throwing a trendy word around without any sense of its meaning.

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      1. re: juantanamera
        foodiechick Aug 18, 2010 11:25 PM

        Yes. And the last two days the Cohn Restaurant Group has had the same tweet:

        Do you like the name "Bo-Beau Kitchen" for a restaurant in Ocean Beach? Bo = OB?? I like it. What do you think?

        Huh? Ummmm, no. As mentioned before, as silly as Searsucker. Are they paying for this marketing advice?

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        stevewag23 Aug 17, 2010 10:37 AM

        "Thee Bungalow to be reinvented as a gastropub? "

        Isn't everything in san diego being reinvented as a "gastropub"?

        Got to give credit to Jayne's Gastropub for the first use of the name in town.

        It is kind of funny, I remember people were laughing and saying "GastroWhat?" when it opened. (I guess a lot of san diegans hadn't been to London in the last 20 years).

        Looks like everyone is following them now.

        See, innovation can pay off in san diego!

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          sdnosh Aug 16, 2010 06:43 PM

          It must be 1984....
          I seem to recall the Cohn's claiming they were not going to change a thing with this institution. Then a few months later, things started to change. Now, per the article, they are stating that they had always planned on reconcepting this restaurant. It will be interesting to see how the final product looks and maybe they'd be happy with the overflow from 3rd Corner which is always busy!

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            cstr Aug 16, 2010 11:12 AM

            Maybe someone should remind them that this is OB, Bo-Beau?? How about Blo-Blow!

            1. phee Aug 14, 2010 11:03 PM

              Bo-Beau? Really???

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              1. re: phee
                littlestevie Aug 16, 2010 08:53 AM

                Hey that was the name of my best friend's pet poodle when I was growing up. For a French poodle its an ok name, a restaurant maybe not so.

                1. re: phee
                  Beach Chick Aug 16, 2010 10:23 AM

                  The year of stupid restaurant names in SD..
                  ; )

                  1. re: Beach Chick
                    RB Hound Aug 16, 2010 11:57 AM

                    The trifecta would be a burger place with a stupid name and an overly hip vibe.

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                      Beach Chick Aug 16, 2010 04:59 PM

                      ; )

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