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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sam Wo Is Closing? The Heartbreak.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

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Inside Scoop just broke the news that the beloved, ancient, and wretchedly constructed Sam Wo, subject of this week's Rice Plate Journal, is closing after tomorrow night. Permanently.

What are all the late-night drinkers going to do? SFoodie was just talking to a friend who once set himself on fire during a flaming-Everclear incident up on the third floor. You'll just have to stumble farther up the street to Yuet Lee, where the food is much better; the serviceable My Canh; and the newly renamed Man Kee Cafe (last Broadway Cafe), which has a $20-for-three-dish deal. In memoriam, we present Conan O'Brien's tribute to Sam Wo:

4/25 UPDATE: According to Inside Scoop, the health, fire, and building departments have given Sam Wo's owners one more chance to remedy the problems that caused the restaurant to shut down. Will Sam Wo reopen? We can hope.

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