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Thai American Fusion Restaurant Blackwood Opens in San Francisco


Blackwood is welcomed in San Francisco

San Francisco welcomes a new restaurant to join the mix of unique culinary flair in the Marina district. Blackwood is upscale with a breezy atmosphere, but most importantly complemented by a plethora of gastronomic options.

Fusing Thai and American Cuisine, Blackwood is serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Offering entrees such as Blackwood Benedict, pad Thai, and variety of classic dishes that represent both American and Thai cuisine. From the rave reviews on Yelp, diners seem to like Blackwood.

Blackwood is Steven and Ji Yeon Choi third venture. They also own Sweet Maple, which claims it is "rapidly coming the best brunch place in SF"and Fred's Coffee Shop in Sausalito. Both recognized for their wide array of brunch options. Some of the options offered at the owner’s other establishments will be brought to Blackwood, such as the bottomless mimosa — anything endless can just about win almost any diner's heart. If Blackwood follows its predecessors it will be well on its way making claims of its own.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


The House to close after 26 years in San Francisco's North Beach

chef3000168_mk.JPG Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. 4/24/07. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle Larry Tse (cq) the source Ran on: 06-06-2007 Larry Tse, chef and owner of the House in San Francisco, serves a multipurpose chile and soy sauce as a dip for prawns. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The latest addition to San Francisco&rsquos growing list of permanent closures during the pandemic is the House, a beloved neighborhood spot in North Beach.

Owners Larry and Angela Tse, who opened the restaurant in 1994, announced the closure on the House&rsquos website and on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Chronicle has reached out to the restaurant for additional comments.

&ldquoAfter careful consideration, we have decided to close the House,&rdquo the posts read. &ldquoA heartfelt thank you to our wonderful House community for your generous support throughout. It&rsquos been a truly incredible, unforgettable journey of 26 years with so many special memories and friendships along the way.&rdquo

Chef Larry Tse Chef and owner of The House in San Francisco prepares a dish of prawns with a Thai Chili and soy dipping sauce at his home for the Chronicle. Mike Kepka / The Chronicle 2007

The House opened at a time when the dining world was seeing a boom in restaurants billing themselves as &ldquoAsian fusion.&rdquo Over time, the House became a pioneer in this category by offering diners anything from warm wasabi noodles with flat-iron steak to halibut topped with sushi and bits of taro, and even St. Louis-style barbecue ribs over a slaw.

While Larry and Angela Tse did not specify in the post as to what spurred the decision to close, the shut down comes at an especially precarious time for San Francisco restaurants. Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced the planned start date of July 13 for indoor dining in the city would be delayed indefinitely.


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