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Plywood Report: Anchor & Hope, Hard Knox, and More!

Welcome back to the Plywood Report, your regular, all-encompassing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants to grace our fair city. Spot something in your nabe? Let us know. Bonus points and a shiny PlumpJack if you include photos.

1) SoMa: The beauty you see leading off our plywood gallery is none other than our first look inside Anchor & Hope, the third endeavor from the gang behind Town Hall and Salt House. We've already seen the exterior and the pre-ply shot, but with an opening hoped for in the next month, the interior is starting to come together. [PLYWOOD]

2) Outer Richmond: A reader sends along a shot of the Hard Knox Cafe location underway on 2448 Clement between 25th & 26th. Lady Hopstress has been all over the new soul food place, noting that the space will have about 85 seats (double the size of HK1) and will keep "the rustic roadhouse look." Work is still very in full swing, though; the new ETA is mid to late April. [Eater Inbox]

3) Polk Gulch: Now that it was approved by the superpowers that be, McTeague's has taken a novel approach to plywood alternatives: spray paint. Still no word on what the Polk Street bar has up its sleeve, aside from its proclamation that it will that will serve "limited food items including sandwiches and soup." And yes, we're still wondering if it's possible for a new bar to open with dive status. [PLYWOOD]

4) North Beach: At long last, frozen yogurt war progenitor Honeydoo—now named Swirl Culture—has gone and updated its storefront signage, about three months after announcing its name change. We particularly enjoyed the discovery of this anti-Honeydoo comment left by someone at 3:35AM on New Year's Eve. Get drunk, hate on the froyo. [PLYWOOD]

5) The Marina: Elsewhere in yogurtville, the odds-on-favorite for the next shop to open, Tuttimelon on Chestnut Street, has delayed its opening from tomorrow to next Saturday. Looking at the interior as it stands right now, we feel confident in thinking that it will look like every other frozen yogurt shop of the Pinkberry/Red Mango descent that you've come across. But if we know the Marina crowd, those kiddies should eat it right up. [PLYWOOD]

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