Well known Bay Location Thai cafe Farmhouse Kitchen to open up Berkeley place

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Hat yai fried chicken served at Farmhouse Kitchen area Thai Cuisine.

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Farmhouse Kitchen, the Bay Region Thai cafe known for its festively embellished dining rooms and lively blue rice served with the well-liked hat yai fried rooster, is opening a new site in Berkeley. According to Berkeleyside, the neighborhood mini-chain programs to open in the previous Dara Thai Lao Cuisine place at 1549 Shattuck Ave., just a number of doors down from Chez Panisse.

This will be Farmhouse Kitchen’s fifth area — the restaurant has spots in San Francisco, Oakland, Portland and, as of very last fall, Menlo Park. The owners, chef Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang and Iing Chatterjee, also have a spinoff restaurant termed Daughter Thai in Oakland’s Montclair Village, a quickly-relaxed iteration referred to as Farmhouse Categorical in San Leandro and San Francisco, and an Instagram-worthy brunch spot in the Tenderloin termed Son and Backyard that opened in early 2020. 

Saengsawang and Chatterjee acquired the Shattuck Avenue area back again in June 2019. Having said that, an substantial renovation venture as perfectly as the pandemic pushed back again their opening for months, Berkeleyside claimed. 

Last but not least, while, the Berkeley spot is near to the finish line, with ideas to open up by the stop of 2021. Assume a rooftop out of doors dining space and all your normal Farmhouse favorites, from lobster pad Thai to crab fried rice to a cocktail version of a Thai iced tea served in a entertaining pineapple-shaped cup.