This week, we've hit you with openings for Dobbs Ferry in Hayes Valley, Castagna in the Marina, Espressamente illy in the FiDi, and Four Corners in Cow Hollow—and that's not even the half of it. Here's the rest of your weekly Friday Opening Report, wrangling up all the new restaurants around town.
Burger Urge, new on Haight St. [Photo: Yelp/Cathy L.]
1) Haight-Ashbury: Upper Haight St. gets a new restaurant today in Burger Urge, the new Niman Ranch-touting burger restaurant Eater's been following for a while now. Jack Mogannam (who is related to Bi-Rite's Sam Magannam) will be the on-site co-owner/manager here, and founder/restaurant landlord-about-town Sam Sirhed has clearly pumped a lot of cash into the place, creating a clean, spacious wood-dominated decor. The cheeseburger is under $9. There is also now a ginormous black and red Burger Urge sign on the corner of Clayton and Haight. You can't miss it. [EaterWire]
2) SoMa: Azucar Lounge opened "officially" yesterday thanks to former Redwood Room bev manager Jon Ojinaga. All of the bar bites are under $7 and they've got a cocktail with chia seeds in it. [Alcademics]
3) FiDi: The owners of Bangkok Best have opened something called Indo-Bali Cooking Street at Kearny and Pine. The cook is Indonesian, and they have roti, curries, stir-fries and such. Tablehopper has a look at the menu. [Tablehopper]
4) Excelsior: The Dark Horse Inn (942 Geneva Ave.) bar and restaurant opened yesterday with 3 HD TVs and 9 beers on tap. They're offering a substantial menu of bar food made with the "freshest ingredients," housemade sauces and such. [SFoodie]
5) Sebastopol: A two-in-one restaurant called Forchetta/Bastoni has opened in the former Pizzavino 707 space. Forchetta is offering "rustic Italian soul food," Bastoni is doing "Asian street food," and both of them have reclaimed, repurposed everything in the decor. [ISSF]
Did yet another restaurant open this week in your neighborhood? If so, do drop us a line.