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 if you include photos.
1) The Mission: We mentioned the second location of Richmond fave Sushi Bistro opening up on 24th Street a few weeks back. The change-of-use permit has been approved, there's logo magic in the 24th Street windows, and since a complete build-out is necessary, any opening talk is still at least months away. [PLYWOOD]
2) Ferry Building: Oak Hill Farms has shuttered and vacated its Ferry Building outpost, which means that Blue Bottle is ready to move into the space right across the way from Ciao Bella. It's a small corner space, so we're assuming it will have two "entrances" on either side to access the stand-up counters. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
3) Upper Market: Here we have the first post-plywood looks at Destino's boozey offshoot Pisco. The former cleaners space directly next door has been completely overhauled with fresh paint and snazzy signage. Inside, a chic bar runs down the narrow (marble-floored) space to a lounge space in the rear. Food and drink menus are already online; anticipated opening: 10 days or so. [POST-PLYWOOD]
4) The Castro: Down on the corner of 18th and Church lies Lilah Belle's. It's part of the wave of fast food/health food eateries that are popping up, and it has the slogan "We put the healthy in take-out." The details are not incredibly exciting, but the location is a great one, right across the street from Dolores Park. [PLYWOOD]