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The Dish: Henry's, Tropisueno, Blazing Saddles

All openings, big and small, get served up on a regular basis by The Dish. Know of a new restaurant or bar that we've missed? Pass along your sightings.

2008_11_hunan.jpg1) Noe Valley: In the former Pescheria space on Church Street, Henry's Hunan—aka Jeff & Eddie's Henry's Hunan—opened over the weekend. It's yet another branch of the quickly-spreading, solid Hunan restaurants (there are four other locations), and is operated by the aforementioned brothers Jeff and Eddie. Expect it to provide some competition for neighborhood incumbents Alice's and Eric's. Oh, and our prediction has already come true. 1708 Church Street, between 29th and Day, (415) 826-9189; website

2) Yerba Buena: After a false alarm or two, the slightly-delayed Tropisueno is officially open for lunch, right next door to the new Jewish Museum and Beard Papa's. You'll recall that it's a taqueria by day, and a full-service restaurant by night. As of this morning, dinner service is still slated to begin next Monday (Dec. 1). Plus, beginning in December, Tropisueno will get industry folk drunk for free. 75 Yerba Buena, between Market and Mission; (415) 243-0299; website

3) Santa Rosa: If you name your BBQ restaurant after a classic film (badges?), and operate a smoker out of a Conestoga wagon, it better be good. The PressDem has the whole rundown of the project and menu at Blazing Saddles BBQ. It's run by a family that had been operating a family BBQ catering business for years and decided to take a permanent location. 821 Russell Avenue, Santa Rosa, (707) 528-3388 [PD]

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