Welcome back to the Plywood Report, your regular, all-encompassing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants and bars to grace our fair city. Notice something on your block? Let us know. Bonus points and a free Yoda-like Zen chef if you include photos.
1) Russian Hill: Pictured above is the scene yesterday at the corner of Green and Polk, where La Boulange de Polk is moving into the shuttered Le Petit Robert space. But just when we were ready to make a wisecrack about the (very) bright orange, we get word that they are repainting the facade again right now. Today's new color: bright green. This game is fun. They do love their colors. [PLYWOOD]
2) Berkeley: Up next, we tap the Eater SF Flickr Pool (have you joined yet?) for some plywood from Berkeley. It looks like Oasis Grill is expanding from its Drumm Street location in the FiDi. [PLYWOOD]
3) SoMa: Back in July, we took a long look at RN74, Michael Mina's AvroKO-designed project inside the Millennium Towers, and now an insider tipster sends along an progress report of the space. The heavy construction is very much in full swing, and it's still on track for that mid-2009 opening. [PLYWOOD, previously]
4) Mission: There's new signage up at Valencia Street's Zaytoon, and a gander behind the papered windows reveals that it looks like the Mediterranean wraps joint in the old Bistro Annex space is finally getting closer to that delayed opening. Keep an eye out, Missionites: 1136 Valencia, between 22nd and 23rd. [SIGNAGEWOOD]
5) Potrero Hill: Speaking of delays, a tipster sends along an updated shot of plywood vet Gallery Sensei, and the place looks like it may have hit some snags. Don't hold your breath for Joseph Latimore's wine bar/art gallery, as it's still very raw, especially given that August was the initial ETA. [PLYWOOD]