Chinese Breakfast, a food court, fine dining, a cocktail bar and more!

Like others before him, Bay Area restaurateur George Chen laments that Chinese cuisine isn’t taken more seriously in the U.S. “People have seen the same dishes for almost a century,” he points out. “Italian food has evolved so much from the old days — why not Chinese food?”

Chen is set to address this question in a big way with his next project, China Live, a 30,000-square-foot cafe, restaurant, bar and retail concept opening early next year in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown. The place sounds epic: Think Eataly, but for Chinese food. China Live will initially sprawl over the first two floors of former 1,000-seat dim sum hall Golden Mountain, on Broadway near Columbus Avenue, eventually adding a fourth-floor bar. – Food Republic ( 11.12.15)