Root

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Thai Food and Whiskey in SoMa

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You made donations. Knocked on doors. And today, you finally got the chance to cast your ballot.

Well, we’re happy to say your voice has been heard.

There’s a new Thai burger and whiskey joint a block from Willie Mays Plaza.

Prepare to inaugurate Root, a brick-walled sanctuary for whiskey, game watching and Thai-spiced burgers, now open.

Herewith, three times this place will come in handy:

When there’s a game on (and/or it’s lunchtime).
There are three flat-screens over the main bar, where you can feast on Thai twists on American ballpark grub: Spicy Basil Burgers, Thai Buffalo Wings and Prawns in a Blanket. (Yes, you read that right.)

After a hard day doing what you do.
Bring your colleagues to the main bar (with a giant Buddha head in front) or the smaller wine bar all the way in back. Bonus: there’s a third bar coming upstairs. It’ll be known as Alchemist Bar & Lounge, it’s from a Gitane vet, and it’s where you’ll get to know any intriguing colleagues a bit better...

When you require good whiskey and steak.
There’s a cozy little nook—sectioned off by a column—with its own whiskey list. The full lineup is slated to be unveiled in a few weeks, but suffice it to say you’ll like the 30-plus mostly American options chosen to pair with, say, mango steak.

American whiskey: a uniter, not a divider.

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Root
685 3rd St
(at Townsend St)
San Francisco, CA 94107
no phone

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