It's time for another installment of the Plywood Report, your regular chronicle of the next generation of restaurants to hit San Francisco. See some plywood and/or construction in your neighborhood? Drop us a tip. Bonus points and a free Yelp listing if you include photos.
1) Pacific Heights: Steps away from the suddenly-booming Fillmore Street, Charles Phan's Out the Door continues to make significant progress in its cavernous space on Bush. Assuming this branch will riff off the Westfield design, it looks like the ordering counter is up front with the kitchen behind it. At this point, it's hard to discern much else, but are we (not) looking at another hidden dining room? The date remains early spring "at best." [PLYWOOD]
2) SoMa: A tipster sends along ponderings at the future site of the Lava Lounge: "... at 527 Bryant (according to Yelp and Google, that's where Eagle's Drift-In SOMA used to be, but that's before my time.) Anyway, the front window is now all covered with white paper and I got a glimpse inside (no pictures, sorry.) It looks like almost finished bar renovation with very nice looking wooden bar and some tables. Is this old news? Do you guys know what's going in that spot?" [Eater Inbox]
3) SoMa: Speaking of cavernous, Elizabeth Falkner's latest and greatest Hollywood tribute, Orson, is looking mighty grand itself. Quoth a reader: "I walk by this place everyday and never put two and two together. It looks abandoned from the outside but I looked in the other day and boy was I surprised! Pics attached!" More Fourth Street Orson ply can be had here! [Eater Inbox]
4) The Mission: Whilst wandering about the Mission, the Plywood Cohort stopped by 19th Street Baobab offshoot Bollyhood Cafe. From the looks of the upcoming Indian tapas place—a pair of vintage Bollywood movie posters have already been erected on the walls—it's going to live up to its name. Mid-December is the anticipated soft opening, with a grandiose one in January. [PLYWOOD]
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