Hump day is as good a day as any to catch you up on the latest newcomers around town. Giddy up.
1) SoMa: Leticia Luna's new version of the Line Up has arrived. And now we know when Ms. Luna said she would repaint the joint lime green, she wasn't kidding! All the aforementioned big changes are now in place including a menu with American and Mexican staples and refurbished bar. [LiveSoma, EaterWire]
2) Inner Richmond: The Shabu Pub that moved into the shuttered Mazu space on Geary Street back in January has opened and the early reviews are rather inconsistent. Obviously everyone is comparing it to Shabu House down the street where the prices are a bit higher, but the food and service seem to be better. Sffood.net has some comprehensive pictures (and serious reflections) from a meal here and then, of course, there's your usual schizophrenic Yelpage here. [Yelp, Sffood]
3) Lake Merced: New Nombe chef Vincent Schofield opened a taco joint called Taco Libre with his former landlord and current partner Tim Drolapas. There is a big Mexican wrestling cartoon mural on one wall and a solid-looking quick-service Mexican menu aimed at the SF State kids. [SFoodie]
4) Wine Country: The El Dorado Hotel has just opened El Dorado Corner Cafe, a Europe-inspired number with wine on-tap and an all-day menu. Tablehopper has some additional deets on the food and interior here. Meanwhile the owners of Clif Family Winery and Clif Bar are soft-launching their new St. Helena tasting room Velo Vino tonight. [Tablehopper, Facebook via The Cork Board]
Anyone hung out with the new guys yet? Feedback is most welcome in the comments, or just send your thoughts to Eater HQ here.
Line Up. [Photo: Yelp/Holden M.]