As Grub Street previously mentioned, former Slow Club chef Sante Salvoni will soon be opening his Southeast Asia-inspired MAU in the former (and “chronically empty”) NY Buffalo Wings space at 665 Valencia Street. He had initially been aiming to launch the restaurant in mid-July, but now he’s looking at an early to mid-September opening.
Eater has the early version of the lunch and dinner menus, which of course are subject to change. The food will represent the cuisine of Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos with a strong California influence. As Eater notes, “offerings will be in flux weekly, and they’ll be breaking down whole animals on-site to go into everything from the lunch menu’s banh mi to the evening’s bun, Thai-style salads, curries, and such.”