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songkran :: april 9-15

traditionally, the thai new year involved gently sprinkling others with purifying water from a silver bowl to metaphorically wash away sins of the previous year. the holiday has evolved to include super soaker ambushes on an epic scale, gorgeously painted elephants randomly drenching passersby (with water), and an annual tasting menu at soba. menu soon!…

Now this is Soba

soba lounge panorama

The first stage of our renovation and expansion is ready for you to explore. Soba has a new Lounge!

When we learned that the corner of College and Ellsworth—the old College Inn next door that has been vacant for a decade—was finally available, we leapt at it. For years we had fantasized about that space; the room’s interesting shape, inherent appeal, and awesome corner exposure. Moving the Lounge there made perfect sense. And we saw an opportunity to re-interpret the Soba feel. We wanted more light and vibrancy, brighter wood, subtle colors, clean lines. A fresh Soba Lounge.

dining room construction

dining room construction

it may not look like it, but the new first floor dining room – in the space where the bar and lounge were previously – is more than half way completed. the old bar has been removed, the wiring and plumbing have been redone. the furniture is being assembled offsite, and when it’s complete and…