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In case you missed the opening party for Waterbar and Epic Roasthouse, Pat Kuleto’s latest pair of ventures positioned prominently just south of Rincon Park (that’s the one with the big bow and arrow on the Embarcadero), Cooking With Amy has a whole bunch of photos, as well as a nice write-up about the evening.

Sounds like a hell of a do. Mountains of food, a Doobie Brothers cameo and even a fireworks show under the Bay Bridge. The pair of restaurants, which Kuleto told the Examiner are, “the first free-standing structures to be built solely for culinary purposes in The City in more than 100 years,” are due to open to the public tomorrow.

You’re surely familiar with the concept here, but let’s revisit anyway: Epic Roasthouse, headed by chef Jan Birnbaum is a new take on an American steakhouse. Waterbar, with Mark Franz and Parke Ulrich at the helm, will serve seafood. The side-by-side restaurants will share a 6,500 square-foot patio in the shadow of the Bay Bridge.

From the Examiner:

“I think these will be two of the best restaurants of their kind in America,” Kuleto said. “We’re at the best location in San Francisco and we have some of the very best chefs in the country.”

So there you have it. Big talk from a big-time developer. Tomorrow’s the first day you can judge for yourself, and we’d love to get your opinions.

Photo Credit: Cindy Chew, The Examiner

Pair of restaurants set to make history [Examiner]

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