Burlap Restaurant

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Burlap Restaurant

Burlap is the second collaboration between Thomas Schoos and Brian Mallarkey (Top Chef), the first being Searsucker in San Diego, for which Thomas chose an Urban Cowboy theme.  Brian wanted the food for Burlap to combine Asian and American influences, so this time the theme became "Asian Cowboy." Thomas brought an intriguing blend of elements together, like Asian water buffalo chandeliers tied with lassos and colorful Burmese temple dragons hanging over the sharing table. An entire Thai architectural facade forms the outdoor bar, paired with barstools made from western tractor seats.    An original painting by Thomas includes Chinese characters that translate as "Asian cowboy."