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Root Opens in SoMa; The Alchemist Coming Soon, Upstairs

The space, back when it was Spire.

The space, back when it was Spire.Photo: Grub Street

The new Thai restaurant in the former Spire space (685 Third Street), originally dubbed Baan Thai & Whiskey Lounge, has just opened, but it's now called Root. As Tablehopper reports, they're open for lunch and dinner, serving contemporary Thai cuisine, and the whiskey program is still to come, maybe by the end of the month. Also, they'll eventually do brunch. As for the upstairs bar called The Alchemist, that opening is still TBA. [Tablehopper, Earlier]

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