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The Dish: Cafe Castro, Flora, Marina Meats

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Seriously, don't even think of stopping by for just a coffee with your semi-behaved child.

1) Cafe Castro: Opening today at 5pm in the former Bullshead space in the Castro will be yet another cafe in the Castro, although if we're getting technical, Cafe Castro appears to be more restaurant than cafe. We digress. The place is open for dinner daily, with brunch poised for the weekends, and despite the last-minute name change (it was originally called Cafe For All Seasons), it is indeed a project from the same owners as Cafe For All Seasons in West Portal. Lastly, as indicated by the above signage, only well-behaved children may partake in the festivities. 4230 18th Street, between Collingwood and Diamond, The Castro; (415) 861-3880 [Eater Staff]

2) Flora: On the other side of the oil bath, Flora has debuted on Oakland's Telegraph Avenue. Zagat Buzz has the scoop: "Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz, the duo behind the East Bay’s popular Dona Tomas and Tacubaya, depart from their signature Mexican cuisine at Flora, an art deco–tiled, New American eatery located in the up-and-coming Uptown area of Downtown Oakland; already, a young, hip crowd is bellying up to the curvaceous bar for retro cocktails and upscale comfort food, which is served all day." 1900 Telegraph Avenue, at 19th, Oakland; (510) 286-0100 [Zagat Buzz]

3) Marina Meats: The butcher offshoot of Marina Super arrived last week. Marina Meats is run by Joey Gandolfo and offers all types of meat, poultry and fish. Conclusion: now there are both literal and figurative meat markets in the Marina. Sorry, that one just wrote itself. 2395 Chestnut Avenue, at Divisadero, The Marina; (415) 673-6700 [Eater Staff]

As always, The Dish Hotline awaits any and all new openings.

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