The iconic stand is now the property of longtime employee Omar Vega.
Owner Stephen Domingue tells fans to expect "Bayou meets Chipotle" at his truncated revival.
The pizza temple, which struggled to open after Hurricane Sandy, reopened yesterday.
The new space has 22-foot ceilings and room for 147 seats.
As one local Tiki legend passes, another rises from the grave.
The iconic restaurant will end up taking a three-month break, in total.
Joaquin Reyna-Donaldson, a former manager at The Echo, has added a new oak bar and uncovered some of the building's original architecture.
It's been defunct since 2011, but comes alive again.
The cause appears to have been electrical, and it's unclear when the downstairs restaurant will reopen.
The place has been dark for about fifteen years at this point.
The reopening will put more of a focus on the bar and less on the menu.
It doesn't look a lot like the Betelnut menu, but there are a few things in common.
South Street's number one joint for slices is reopening next month.
Hervé Poussot's business had to be rebuilt from scratch.
Has the Food Network chef found a space for his next major project?
It's the first Sunday funday event at the place since 2011.
There's no set menu, and they just quietly reopened last week.
It moves from the Castro to the Western Addition.