For a recession, this week has already seen quite a few big openings, from Dosa on Fillmore to Piazza Market to Ozumo, but still more arrive, one from a veteran celebrity chef and one from rookies. As always, pass along your sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Yountville: Throughout the week, Michael Chiarello has been stopping by to share progress reports from Bottega, and right on schedule, the restaurant finally opens tonight. We took a look at the developing outdoor area and its two fireplaces earlier in the week, and all further Bottega details can be had in the Eater Archives. 6525 Washington Street, in the V Marketplace; (707) 945-1050; website [EaterWire]
2) Russian Hill/Nob Hill: Opening tomorrow is Lalola, the traditional Spanish tapas joint on the corner of Mason and Pacific. It's in no man's land location-wise, but like we've said before, looking over the city, it has the potential to be a very quaint and cozy spot (if done well, of course). We've tracked it from the destructoporn stages to the current interior, and now the menu is finally up. After the New Year, Lalola is planning to be open for breakfast and lunch too. For now, they open at 5:30. 1358 Mason Street, at Pacific, (415) 981-5652 [EaterWire]