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Executive chef and owner Arnold Wong traces EOS' route beyond its current stead in Cole Valley to southern China, from whence his father had immigrated in the fifties. As the family's Haight St. green grocery came to adopt an emerging language of organic and European foods, Wong's fusion vocabulary burgeoned amidst foods gathered in this unlikely of ports.
The EOS space betrays a later chapter of Wong's university life as an architect in training. Trade attention to detail is evident not only in the clean lines of aluminum trimming tracing light wooden bars, but also in the flatware selected to parallel the room's quasi-ascetic sensibilities. The architect's eye also meets spatial challenges to seat intimate couple sets and large groups, rendering EOS fitting for both romantic trysts and office outings. Tall glass windows offer a peek of the bustle inside, though first steps yield but an envelope of plum velour curtains befitting a theater.
- Excerpt from EOS by Enmi Sung