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 new on your block? Let us know. Gold stars and extra credit if you include photos.
1) The Mission: On Valencia between 15th and 16th, Anthony Lavia (Matador, Ace Cafe) will be opening another project called Little Sparrow, assuming everything falls into place correctly. The liquor license is for beer and wine only, and the interior looks like it's going to require a full build-out. More info as it comes in. [PLYWOOD]
2) Pac Heights: Everyone's been asking about Charles Phan's next Out the Door location on Bush and Fillmore, so here's a quick update (see also: interior construction shot above). Last we heard, it's still very much on the way and the plan is still to do an Out the Door, though Phan is always one to change things up last second. But as you can see, still at least a few months off. [PLYWOOD]
3) The Fillmore: Just about ready to roll out in the old Powell's space is Gussie's Chicken & Waffles, right around the corner from 1300, but slight delays happen. From owner Michele Wilson: "Ok. So the building inspector is a cool guy but has me making some changes. We will now open July 20. Bummed but making the best of it." [POST-PLYWOOD]
4) Polk Gulch: On Polk, next door to the ill-fated Midpoint/O'Reilly's, new signage is up for Lush Lounge, promising the same cocktails and ambiance as the Post Street original. [PLYWOOD]
5) SoMa: Longtime plywood vet Passion Cafe seems to be coming together. Perhaps most notable is the development of the roof patio, which from the outside, looks like it could be the best place on Sixth Street to watch the crackheads from above. [PLYWOOD]
6) North Beach: Finally, some liquor license activity in the old Cinque Terre space on Vallejo, between Columbus and Stockton. The DBA is Pulcinella, so it looks like it's going to be another Italian place. Anyone know anything? [PLYWOOD]