Welcome back to the Plywood Report, your regular, all-encompassing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants to grace our fair city. Notice something new on your block? Do tell. Bonus points and gold stars for including photos.
1) The Marina: News of a second location for the Castro's Kasa Indian Eatery came out a few weeks back, and since then, it's received all the necessary approvals and is now in full-on construction mode. Positioned next door to the (still-quiet) PlumpJack Cafe, the ETA remains late 2009/early 2010; could be a neighborhood game-changer. [PLYWOOD]
2) Inner Sunset: In the shuttered Kaleo space on Irving, there's new signage up for Old Jerusalem Cafe. A tipster reports that it looks to be very close to opening, though it's unknown if it's related to the Mission stalwart with a similar name. [POST-PLYWOOD]
3) Lower Haight: We mentioned the imminent closing of Baghdad Nights last week, and now more details have emerged on its replacement. It's going to be the third location of Sushi Raw. A menu—and liquor license transfer—are already up on the storefront. [PLYWOOD]
4) The Mission: At least three restaurant/retail spaces are on tap for the development at 1270 Valencia, and a passerby notes that there's now a beer/wine license application up for an eating and drinking place with a DBA of Heart Beverages. Anyone? [PLYWOOD]
5) Fisherman's Wharf: Now that Dirty Martini has been shuttered and gutted in a big way, its replacement, The Parlor, continues to near, though a peek inside (above) reveals that it's got a lot of work to do if it's going to make that October 1st reopening date. [PLYWOOD UPDATE]