Spot some plywood on your block? Let us know; bonus points for photos.
1) The Mission: After the original shuttered on Pacific Avenue last year, the new Cafe Prague reemerged a few blocks away in the Financial District earlier this month. But what about that mysterious Mission offshoot? Well, the next edition of Cafe Prague will indeed be on Mission between 17th and 18th, and if all goes to plan, it should be open in about a week. The concept will be the same as the FiDi location. [PLYWOOD]
2) Berkeley: An East Bay tipster sends along word of Local 123, a new project at 2047 San Pablo Avenue between Lanesplitter and Jamaica Soul. The only details we can conjure is that they've applied for a liquor license for a beer-and-wine eating place, but work is apparently well underway. Anyone? [PLYWOOD]
3) Jackson Square: The Quince move to the Myth space downtown remains one of the more fascinating subplots on the dining scene, so we thought an update was in order. Since we broke the details about the expansion plan, Cotogna—the more casual side of the project in the Myth Cafe space; Italian for "quince"—has been covered up in plywood. From the looks of things inside, odds are it probably won't make its initial ETA of an April opening, but stay tuned. [PLYWOOD]
4) Broadway Strip: A tipster sends along the above shot of the Vin Club, right next door to Impala. New liquor licensing is up on the storefront, and according to La Hopper, it's a wine bar from the owners of Tommaso's down the street. [PLYWOOD]