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Palmyra to the Lower Haight, Toast on Polk Street, More

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In addition to the Monday advent of Austro-Italian new guy Leopold's, there are some others to grace us with openings this week. Here's your rundown.

PalmyraOpen.jpg1) Lower Haight: Palmyra owner Yamen Eltawil opened his new Mediterranean-leaning all-day cafe on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and things were busy until close. The restaurant is now open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. They start serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the WiFi is coming very soon. [EaterWire]

2) Russian Hill: Eddie Maser opened his third Toast Eatery at 1601 Polk Street on Wednesday. Unlike the other outposts in Noe, there are a slew of dinner plates available here from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. An Eater tipster mentions "apps, pastas, fish & chips, steak, short ribs, salmon, chicken picatta + the sandos and salads from the lunch menu" were all available on opening night. This location also serves beer and wine. [EaterWire]

3) Berkeley: Falling into step with the Eastern and Central European frenzy of late, Gaumenkitzel will open this Sunday on San Pablo Ave. It's a "North German beer hall," serving breakfast, lunch and some dinner options in a colorful, communal table-bedecked interior. Thrillist has a menu, some of which is allegedly cooked over an open flame. Starter hours are 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. [Thrillist]


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