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The Dish: Watami, Cottage Eatery, Chris Elbow, More

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The teary eyes of The Shutter are offset by the hopeful ones of The Dish, your source for all the town's latest and greatest openings. See something stirring in your neighborhood? The Dish Hotline awaits.

1) The Richmond: Ramen joint, shabu shabu shop, and plywood vet Watami (pictured above) opens tomorrow for lunch and dinner. Thrillist has the goods on the menu, which looks fairly promising, at least in theory, keeps most items under $10. 5344 Geary Blvd., between 17th and 18th; (415) 876-0808 [Eater Staff]

2) Tiburon: Taking a trip across the Golden Gate to Marin—aka Tyler Florence territory—the Cottage Eatery opened yesterday for the first time, which means that the tabletops have arrived apparently (hopefully): "Their menu, which is small and boutique-like, features local, sustainable comfort foods with a twist ... I didn't have a full meal there yet but was impressed with a menu that features grilled baby octopus with citrus, fennel, smoked eggplant and Cerignola olives; braised beef brisket and tongue, caramelized onions, root vegetables and fresh horseradish; and stewed honeycomb tripe in tomato and parmesan with slow cooked egg and grilled bread. That's adventurous by most Marin County standards." 114 Main Street, Marin, (415) 789-5636; website [MIJ]

3) Hayes Valley: Though it seems that the signs have been up forever on the corner of Hayes and Gough, via the Daily Candy comes word that Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates has finally opened, adding more fodder to the claim that Hayes Valley just might be the best food neighborhood in the city. Also: the one with the smartest homeless people. 401 Hayes Street, at Gough, (415) 355-1105; website [Daily Candy]

4) Financial District: Looking slightly ahead, Canadian-made chain Made in Japan Teriyaki Experience's first San Francisco franchise is slated to open either this weekend or Monday at 356 Kearny. Over the next five to seven years, the international chain expects to open 600 locations nationwide, including 40 in the Bay Area. Look out, they're Canadian! 356 Kearny Street, between Bush and Pine; website [Eater Staff]

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