Behold your Friday opening recap. As always, the tip jar awaits additions and early thoughts.
Behind the bar at Tres. [Photo: Naseema Khan]
1) South Beach: After a short shutter, Tres Agaves has dropped the second half of its name, moving forward as Tres with a larger tequila list, larger bar and larger menu focus. Former partners Eric Rubin and Barry Augus will grow the Tres Agaves tequila brand separately. The main reason the name had to be changed was probably the troublesome and antiquated tide laws that have been known to hold back a business or two. [EaterWire]
2) Inner Sunset: Craw Station casual seafood spot is open now in the Inner Sunset with early selling points of fresh crawfish shipped in daily from New Orleans and an "authentic" gumbo. Have a look at the menu we showed you back in February. [EaterWire]
3) Mid-Market: The transformation from Triple Crown into an Evel Knievel-themed, bbq-serving bar named Rebel was completed on Monday. GrubStreet has a great slideshow of the new interior (with evidence of Fernet and Jameson on tap!), confirming partners Paul Miller, Duncan Ley and Ben Bleiman put a lot of effort into scrubbing any remnants of the former residence. After 9 p.m. the bar will flip to a predominantly gay scene. [EaterWire, GrubStreet]
4) Uptown Oakland: Eater tipsters are reporting that the new Bar Dogwood in Uptown Oakland is "very well done." UrbanDaddy's description, naturally sounds very manly: "rustic workingman's cocktail den," "meat by the pound" and taxidermied birds. Here's the website and the Facebook, FYI. [EaterWire, UrbanDaddy]
5) Outer Richmond: Sweet Days is now open, billing Swenson's ice cream and deli sandwiches, in the space at 5351 Geary where Joe's Ice Cream lived for 51 years. The very first Yelp reviews speak of higher price tags than the neighborhood may be willing to pay. [SFoodie, Yelp]