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The Dish: Pulcinella, Blackbird, Sushi Bistro, Philz

Spot a shiny new opening on your block? The tipline awaits.

1) North Beach: Recently opened on Vallejo is the newest Neopolitan pizzeria to hit town, Pulcinella. Last week's post wondered if Pulcinella would fall in the usual North Beach stereotypes; this week, UrbanDaddy shares some background and declares it legit. 641 Vallejo Street, between Columbus and Grant; (415) 829-7312 [EaterWire]

2) Upper Market/Castro: As of this afternoon, the guys at Blackbird are still hoping to open by tonight around 8ish. Folks there are friendly, and they're scrambling to finish up the work (see the current state above). The bar itself is a long, narrow space with a nondescript exterior. It's "b as in bar"—that's not a bad thing. Regardless of what happens later tonight, they'll be in full swing by the weekend 2124 Market Street, between Church and Sanchez; (415) 503-0630; website [EaterWire]

3) The Mission: At long last, the Richmond's Sushi Bistro will unveil its new 24th Street location. You'll recall they had a bit o' trouble with the red tape. But all's well that ends well. 2809 24th Street; between York and Bryant; (415) 282-2001; website [EaterWire]

4) Van Ness Corridor: A passerby notices that Philz Coffee has opened up on the stretch of Van Ness around the TL and Civic Center. By our count, it's the fourth location in San Francisco proper, and the first on the north side of Market. Next up for Philz: Berkeley. 748 Van Ness Avenue, between Eddy and Turk; website [EaterWire]

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