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Opening Bonanza: From Wayfare Tavern to SusieCakes

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So many openings happening these days, friends. In addition to Tyler Florence's high profile return to the restaurant industry today with Wayfare Tavern, Marengo on Union starts serving sliders and whiskey this evening, Roam Artisan Burgers opened yesterday and may now be one of the few kombucha providers left in the city, and Joshua Skenes graces us with his second interpretation of Saison, re-opening today.

But we still need to debrief you on a few other smaller new entrants into the SF food and bev game:

SusieCakes (pictured) tried to keep Saturday's soft-opening as lo-pro as possible. Still there was a long line for its nostalgic desserts like celebration cake with blue icing, bananna pudding and red velvet cup cakes. They're having a 50s themed Grand Opening party this Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. [EaterWire]

A snippet in this SFoodie post alerted us to Cafe Maria's opening in the old Mangarosa place. Do let us know what you think of this one should you visit. [SFoodie]

GrubStreet tipped us off on the opening of Ristorante Allegro over in Hayes Valley. Do you think they know about Russian Hill's similarly named Eater 38 member, Allegro Romano? [GrubStreet]

The Kingdom Cake window opened in North Beach over the weekend and, according to SFoodie, they have a pancakes n' bacon cupcake, which does not sound like it's made by Italians. [SFoodie]

· Tyler Florence Sounds Off on Wayfare Tavern [~ ESF ~]
· Marengo: Sliders and Whiskey Aplenty on Union Street [~ ESF ~]
· Roam Brings Trendy Burger Concept to Union Street [~ ESF ~]
· No More Kombucha And SpaghettiOs for You, Maam [~ ESF ~]
· Joshua Skenes To Close Saison Next Week for Big Revamp [~ ESF ~]

Susie Cakes on Chestnut. [Photo: Yelp/Genevieve Y.]

Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street, , CA 94111 (415) 772-9060 Visit Website


2109 Chestnut Street, San Francisco CA