Notice a new opening or closing on your block? The tip jar is ready.
1) The Mission: Levende Lounge's jazz-centric replacement Coda Lounge held its soft-opening festivities over the weekend, and it "officially" debuts tomorrow (Tuesday). As has been mentioned before, Eastside West vet Chris Pastena is running the kitchen to the tune of an American/Mediterranean twist, but the main event is surely the live jazz, which is offered six nights a week. An early report on the opening night (and its $14 drinks) can be had here. 1710 Mission Street, near Duboce; (415) 441-2216; website [EaterWire]
2) Ghirardelli Square: The former Marche space has been reborn as North Point Cafe. Run by Laurel Catering, it's a cafe in the strictest sense of the word, almost to the tune of a museum cafe. The old Marche layout remains, but has been curtained off to create a smaller area, highlighted by a checkout stand where sandwiches or salads are ordered. 900 North Point, in Ghirardelli Square; (415) 608-9200 [EaterWire]
3) Cow Hollow: There's a new cream puff purveyor in town, and in a high profile location at that. Right on the corner of Union and Fillmore, Pacific Puffs is open, offering three types of cream puffs: classic, chocolate and fruit whip. But how will they stack up against Beard Papa's? 2201 Union Street, at Fillmore; (415) 440-7833; website [EaterWire]
4) Oakland: It got some media play last week, but over the weekend, the historic, "funkiest bar on the planet," 87-year-old Kingfish Pub was ceremoniously resurrected. 5227 Claremont Avenue, between Clarke and Vicente; (510) 655-7373 [EaterWire]