It's been a nice, healthy week of restaurant openings, with Atelier Crenn's debut tonight as the uncontested show-stealer. Here's your rundown on the rest of the newbies, handily listed by neighborhood just in time for the weekend. As always, please let us know if something fresh slipped under our radar.
Big lines at Sushiritto on the second day of business. [Photo: Yelp/Theron L.]
1)SoMa: It's amazing and sort of random how much buzz the new Asian fusion quick-service joint called Sushirrito has already garnered. Owners Peter Yen and ex-Roy's executive chef Ty Mahler are behind the one-pound rice and protein bombs served with names like Latin Ninja and Mamacita. Early reports here please. [Tablehopper]
2) Oakland: On Monday, John Hurley's second go at 5356 College Avenue, Hudson opened where Garibaldi's and Marzano used to be. Instead of Italian food, it's now "new American." And instead of two spaces, it's now one. [ISSF]
3) Marina: Mr. Pickles, a fresh-made sandwich shop with outposts all over Northern California, opened a Marina shop this week. According to Thrillist, they have an exclusive sandwich called the Italian Stallion and a vintage Pac Man arcade. [Thrillist]
4) Marin: The gavel has landed on the debatably offensive bright yellow paint job at San Rafael's impending Pizza Orgasmica location. The board will work with ownership to "soften the yellow and green tones, reduce the paint’s reflectivity, improve its finish and restore the building’s accents" before the planned Saturday opening. [ISSF]