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Chef Daniel Patterson Closes Ume, Expands Plum

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San Francisco-based chef Daniel Patterson has shuttered his Oakland, Calif. restaurant Ume. The Japanese-influenced restaurant had opened just four months ago as a revamp of Patterson's restaurant Plum. According to Eater SF, the space will become "an expansion" of his more popular Plum Bar, which occupies the space next door, and together they will form a "reimagined" Plum Bar + Restaurant. East Bay Express writes that the new iteration of the restaurant will include more seating and an expanded, more casual, menu featuring items like soft-serve ice cream and punch bowls.

Daniel Patterson's restaurant group notes that Ume — which received two-and-a-half out of four stars from San Francisco Chronicle critic Michael Bauer earlier this summer — was supposed to be more of a "pop-up" test run. A super speedy turn around is in the works: Plum Bar + Restaurant is slated to open for lunch and dinner tomorrow.

· Daniel Patterson Shutters Ume, Expands Plum Bar [Eater SF]
· Ume, We Hardly Knew Ye [East Bay Express]
· All Daniel Patterson Coverage on Eater [-E-]


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