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Lotus Garden in the Mission, Mark's Bar on Polk, More

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1) The Mission: Happy times over on Mission St. as Lotus Garden Vietnamese restaurant has recovered from the devastating three-alarm fire that closed them down in April. According to their website, the restaurant reopened last week, and there's a thank you note to everyone who donated money to help get them back on their feet. [Chowhound]

2) Polk Gulch: After a long two years of no action, the site of the former Lush Lounge at 1092 Polk St. is now back open as Mark's Bar, operating on a temporary license from the ABC for now. Like predecessor Lush, it's a "super straight-friendly gay bar." Once owner Mark Aloiau is able to make things official with the ABC, he'll be rolling out draft beers, "tropical-inspired drinks," a full(er) bar and "a little bit of Hawaii/Pacific Rim nostalgia." [Facebook, The Tender]

3) SoMa: Caffe Moda's new 160 Seventh St. location has been open for a week now. Here's the new menu of sandwiches, salads, smoothies and caffeinated drinks from the "barista's corner." The place was known for value at it's original location in the Townsend Center, and it appears to be keeping up that end of the deal at its new incarnation. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. [LiveSoma, EaterWire]

4) The Marina: As you know, Super Duper will be opening its Chestnut St. location tomorrow for dinner. Definitely some Burger War action going on over in the Marina/Cow Hollow nabe. [EaterWire]

5) The Castro: Those wondering what's going into the former camera shop on Castro and 18th can now rest knowing Soup Freaks is the next taker. This is the second SF outpost of the quick-service soup vendor, and so far, the jury on the soup's deliciousness is still out. [GrubStreet]