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The Dish: Mercury Lounge, Stable, Janitzi, Alimento

All openings, big and small, get served up via The Dish. As always, if you spot something new that we missed, do let us know.

1) SoMa: Now open in its new Folsom Street space (the old Tiki Lounge space) is Mercury. Since relocating from its tiny Lombard Street premises, owner Dino Ainza and company have ditched the "appetizer bar" concept in favor of a more robust menu with a lot of wide-ranging Asian influences, ranging from Korean-style grilled chicken to pad thai to lumpia to milkfish. Anyone tried out the new Mercury yet? 1582 Folsom Street, at 12th Street, (415) 551-1582; website [EaterWire]

2) The Mission: Opening tomorrow is plywood vet Stable Cafe. The mid-19th century building and former actual stable has been converted into a cafe that will, for now, be open for breakfast and lunch during the week. Also of note for you industry people: attached to the cafe is Mission Creek Kitchen, which is a commercial kitchen available for use. 2128 Folsom Street, between 17th and 18th, (415) 552-1199 [EaterWire]

3) The Mission: On the other side of the neighborhood, Janitzi debuted over the weekend with the moniker "Cuisine of the Americas." The mid-scale, pan-American menu incorporates all kinds of Latin cuisines and is a big one, with sections for meats, starters, tamales and the like. Per a commenter, they are looking for feedback in a soft open period. 1152 Valencia Street, between 22nd and 23rd, (415) 821-2310 [EaterWire]

4) North Beach: Yet another oft-delayed small business has finally managed to debut in North Beach. Alimento is now open (albeit in a soft form and still awaiting more product) on Columbus Avenue after navigating tons of red tape over the last six months or so. It's not a restaurant (remember Vino Divino was denied) but more of a market, though if our count is correct, it has three soft-serve yogurt machines. 507 Columbus Avenue, near Green Street [EaterWire]

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