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The Dish: Fang, Bocanova, Mazu, Bite

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Already, there are hot new openings to ring in the month, so let's roll out another edition of The Dish. Don't forget to send along your sightings too.

1) SoMa: Long the subject of fascination, Fang is open right this second, with lots of lunchtime foot traffic on the busy stretch of Howard Street. The first spinoff of Columbus Avenue's House of Nanking, the menu features many Chinese dishes recycled from the North Beach tourist trap (see: menu). There's also a drink menu with custom cocktails and Chinese wine. The big loser here? The free lunch buffet next door at the Gold Club. 660 Howard Street, between Second Street and Third Street; (415) 777-8568 [EaterWire]

2) Oakland: Jack London Square gets the next piece of its puzzle today with the arrival of Bocanova from MarketBar's Rick Hackett and his wife Meredith Melville. As mentioned earlier, the concept is Pan-American cuisine, meaning all kinds of fare: South American, Central American, Mexican and North American. The ambitious project is set in the old Spaghetti Factory, which is pretty expansive in itself, so here's hoping the crowds flock there, because that space can seem very cavernous if not full. 55 Webster Street, in Jack London Square; (510) 444-1233; website [EaterWire]

3) Tendernob: A new sandwich shop—with a cartoon puppy logo—has opened up on the stretch of Sutter next to the new Hotel Vertigo. It's called Bite, is open until 2am and features a rotisserie in addition to the sandwiches and sausages. 912 Sutter Street, between Leavenworth and Hyde; (415) 563-2483 [EaterWire]

4) The Richmond: The old Rohan gets reborn today as Mazu. The plywood alum's entire menu—divided into small plates, noodles/soups and entrees—is online, but Mazu is still sans booze and will determine if they'll do dinner too (or just lunch) after today's debut, so calling ahead is probably recommended. 3809 Geary Boulevard; between Second Avenue and Third Avenue; (415) 221-9800; website [EaterWire]

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