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Dining News: Chaise Lounge to Replace Bulls


Chaise Lounge, an Asian Fusion restaurant owned by a "longtime" bartender at Simon's, will replace Bulls, reports Ben van der Meer in the Sac Biz Journal.

“You could say (Chaise Lounge) is below high end but above ‘Cheers,’” he said, adding that the goal is to be accessible but refined. “I’m definitely interested in changing up the entire theme.”

Dining options at Chaise Lounge will be based around dishes with a variety of influences, such as Korean nachos and curry katsu burritos, Ng said.

A longtime bartender at Simon's Bar and Cafe on 16th Street, Ng said the new restaurant will also change its menu every six months, and could be influenced by any style from Korean to Japanese to Mexican to traditional bar food. The restaurant will retain other aspects of Bulls, such as a full bar, late hours and plenty of TVs for sports watching, he said, though the mechanical bull is gone.

Read the entire story in Sac Biz Journal.

Bulls closed suddenly several weeks ago. Its owner sold the business and new owner Alain Ng (no relation to me) took over the lease.

Chaise Lounge will open in "a couple of football season," reports the Sac Biz Journal.

At least one local chef was excited by the news.

I'm looking forward to it too. I hope the execution is as promising as the concept.

Chaise Lounge will be located at 1330 H Street.

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