Many have likely noticed the papered-over windows and eye-catching fork-and-knife logo sign at 758 Valencia. Grub, as it promises to be called, has been a bit of a food-blogging tease for going on, like, two years now. But there’s been some recent action at the long dormant space, and Grub Street spoke to some workers on site who said (and take this with the requisite pound of salt) that the owner is looking to open in six weeks.
We were handed a card, featuring an non-working phone number, and a web domain that either hasn’t been registered or has long since expired. What we know from long-ago reports is that this diner-ish concept is a project of Christopher Totah, who has also been sitting another super-long-delayed project, Zaytoon (1136 Valencia Street), which Tablehopper just told us is finally debuting on Tuesday. The push to open Zaytoon may mean that Totah is motivated to get Grub out of the gate as well, but so far we see no evidence of a liquor license app.
We here at Grub Street are especially invested in reporting on Grub’s possible second return from the dead (see this plywood report from Eater from last June) because it’s called Grub, you see, and we’re called… Anyway. Tips regarding any further progress here would be helpful.
Earlier: Plywood Report: Grub [Eater 2/09]