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A Complete List of Bay Area Restaurant and Bar Openings During Winter 2017

Every restaurant and bar that opened in the Bay Area during winter 2017. Head here for the latest listing of openings.

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February 27

OUTER RICHMONDMr. Banh Mi is now open at 3605 Balboa Street, offering Vietnamese sandwiches for less than $10 a piece. [Hoodline]

JACK LONDON SQUARE — Seawolf Pub has just opened its doors at 350 Fourth Street in the former space occupied by Warehouse Bar and Grill. Like its predecessor, Seawolf intends on keeping its menu causal and neighborhood-friendly with an extensive draft beer selection and a menu of straightforward American pub fare. [B-side]

BERKELEY — Slow-food purveyor Tender Greens celebrated the opening of its twenty-fourth location at 2071 University Avenue, where it will be offering up a ready made menu of health conscious salads and sandwiches. [EaterWire]

MISSIONBayou Creole is now serving Creole-inspired cuisine at 3412 17th Street. Expect all the best of NOLA’s culinary classics like crawfish étouffée, seafood boils, and gumbo. [Tablehopper]

INNER RICHMOND — Casual sports bar and restaurant Overtime Sports Bar is serving no-frills bar fare, mixed drinks, and draft beer at 4134 Geary Blvd. [Richmond District Blog]

MID-MARKET — Market Street now has its very own Trader Joe’s at 10 Fourth St. The store is now welcoming all shoppers on the prowl for milk-chocolate-covered-potato-chips and three dollar bottles of wine. [SFGate]

EAST OAKLANDLena’s Soul Food Café has opened its second outpost at 6403 Foothill Blvd., serving up a fast-casual menu of Southern crowd-pleasers like chicken wings, mac and cheese, corn bread and more. [Hoodline]

WEST OAKLAND — A pizzeria called Spinning Dough is now slinging its pies in West Oakland at 2935 Market St., with available toppings including items like housemade sausage, shiitake mushrooms, prosciutto, and bacon. [Hoodline]

TEMESCAL — Over at Blackwater Station, it seems that pop-ups have taken over. Fried-egg breakfast sandwich pop-up Cracked has now received permanent digs over at 4901 Telegraph Avenue; it’s open until 1 p.m. every day of the week. Meanwhile, Bunaburger seems to be serving up tots and burgers in the later hours. [Hoodline]

WEST OAKLAND Drip Line Oakland is now brewing Four Barrel Coffee and serving housemade pastries and Singaporean-influenced cuisine over at 1940 Union Street. [Hoodline]

DOWNTOWN OAKLAND Shiba Ramen has opened a second 40-seat location at 1438 Broadway where it is serving a noodle-focused menu along with rice bowls, fried chicken sandwiches, sake, and draft beer. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND CHINATOWN — Hotpot restaurant Suchimu Crib is now dishing up steaming bowls of soup from its casual outpost at 251 9th Street. [Hoodline]

NORTH OAKLAND — The five-dollar-foot-long recently discovered a home at Subway’s latest location which opened last week at 6341 Shattuck Ave. [Hoodline]

INNER SUNSET — Pie shop Revenge Pies has taken up a corner over at San Franpsycho’s space at 1248 9th Avenue. The shop offers pies galore, ice cream, and, a mishmash of the two called “pice cream.” [Hoodline]

TENDERLOIN — A cocktail room from the team behind Benjamin Cooper has recently opened inside the Tilden Hotel at 345 Taylor Street. It’s called The Douglas Room and presents thoughtfully crafted cocktails alongside a menu of hearty American classics. [EaterWire]

SQUAW VALLEY —SF-based Cafe and gourmet sandwich shop Coffeebar is now open in the Village at Squaw Valley. [EaterWire]

February 13

There’s plenty to be happy about with this week’s run-down of restaurant openings. Let’s start with Rooh, a gorgeous Indian restaurant that debuted in SoMa, and was easily the most anticipated restaurant opening of the week. Then there are the Filipino rice bowls now available in The Market, the Saison-trained roadside stand in Half Moon Bay, and Verve’s first SF coffee shop. And finally, Berkeley’s college students will also delight at the news that beer-and-burrito-happy Taco Bell Cantina is now open for business.

SOMA — Hotly-anticipated newcomer Rooh is now offering progressive Indian cuisine from its lush, technicolor interior at 333 Brannan St. Rooh is the first opening from Indian night club purveyors Good Times Restaurant Group and the menu offers inventive interpretations of classic Indian fare featuring Californian ingredients. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — New York-based Filipino rice bowl shop Manila Bowl has entered San Francisco’s casual dining scene with its first Bay Area transplant located inside The Market (1355 Market St.). The made-to-order menu offers quinoa bowls, crispy lechon porchetta, adobo dry rub beef brisket, and more. [EaterWire]

HALF MOON BAY — Dreamy roadside stopover Dad’s Luncheonette (225 Cabrillo Hwy. S.) is now serving former Saison chef Scott Clark’s elevated iterations of burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and corn dogs out of its historic train caboose along Highway 1. [EaterWire]

SAN JOSE — LA’s crowd-pleasing ramen shop Jinya Ramen has uprooted to Westfield Oakridge Center (925 Blossom Hill Rd.) with two outdoor patios and a 22-seat ramen bar. The restaurant’s signature dish is the pork broth and nori-filled tonkotsu black, which is best paired alongside any of the craft Bay Area brews on draft. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Rich and Rebecca Wood’s sleekly refurbished iteration of Bay Wolf has reopened at 3853 Piedmont Ave. Now, it’s known only as The Wolf, a polished, modern styled brasserie serving French-American inspired classics. [EaterWire]

CASTRO — Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters is taking over the classic, red-brick building at 2101 Market St. The cafe is known for its smooth espresso which is made using a retro Kees van der Westen espresso machine, and will serve a pastry menu baked up by Los Gatos heavyweight Manresa Bread. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Pair your beer with a burrito at 2528-B Durant Avenue’s brand spanking new Taco Bell Cantina. It’s the second Taco Bell Cantina to open in the Bay, but it’s the first to successfully acquire an ABC license, which means that customers should take full advantage of the Cantina’s selection of eight draft beers. [Berkeleyside]

MID-MARKETFermentation Lab, a California-focused gastropub, is opening its doors this week at 1230 Market St. with a packed beer menu and a vegetarian-friendly food selection of charcuterie plates, deviled eggs, sandwiches, and salads. [Hoodline]

INNER RICHMOND — A tiny dim sum spot called Dim Sum Tea House is now serving a casual lunch menu in the upstairs space at 332 Clement St. [Tablehopper]

SOMA — A vibrant Mexican-Filipino street food mash-up is vamping up 595 Bryant St. Little Skillet’s Deanna Sison Foster and Revival’s Sophina Uong have teamed up to create a taqueria-styled casual dining spot called Mestiza Taqueria which draws on Southeast Asian street food, Mexican taco-shops, and Filipino finger food. [Inside Scoop]

TENDERLOIN — After a year long delay, record shop-cum-cafe RS94109 is now serving up Thai iced teas and Stanza coffee from its modern, light-filled space at 835 Larkin St. The shop’s main feature is its extensive 80s-and-90s-focused record collection which you can appreciate by plugging in at the headphone-equipped listening stations. Live music, DJs, and a beer-and-wine menu are all on the horizon. [Hoodline]

POLK — A neon-lit steampunk bar called Rusted Mule is serving boozy soft serve, on-tap mule cocktail selections, and other inventive beverages at 217 Sutter St. The kitchen currently offers a menu of light snacks like guacamole, garlic fries, and chips, but has plans for a full menu in the future [Hoodline]

INNER SUNSET — Japanese hot dogs are now available at casual fast food counter Takuya (716 Irving St). Both meat and vegan sausage options are available, along with a dessert list featuring mochi and matcha ice cream. [Hoodline]

MISSION BAY — Hotel Zephyr and K-OZ Restaurant & Brewery have added a fresh, American-focused food truck called The Camper to The Yard’s (100 Terry A Francois Blvd.) fleet of fast-food stopovers. The Camper serves craft beers, Californian wine, and a menu of fruit salads, Caribbean shrimp bowls, and house-made pastries. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — A cheerful crêperie called Maison Blue (2020 Kittredge St.) is already well-received. The menu features both sweet and savory crepes as well as other French classics such as croque monsieur, poulet galette, and more. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY Gilman Brewing Company has opened at 912 Gilman St., featuring a funky beer list of American and Belgian farmhouse-styled brews. The current menu offers a smoked maple bacon brown ale (which is fermented with real bacon), a French saison, smoked porter, and an American stout. In the future, the brewery hopes to serve a pub-focused food menu as well. [Berkeleyside]

SEBASTOPOL — A Jamaican restaurant called Revibe has taken over the modern, window-filled space at 7365 Healdsburg Ave., serving a casual menu showcasing authentic iterations of the islander cuisine. Jerk chicken, goat curry, pulled pork Roti wraps, and house-made tropical flavored ice creams are all on the menu. [Bite Club Eats]

HAYWARD — A revitalized version of Dirty Bird has reopened in a new location at 926 B St, that is purportedly “less-divey” than its old digs. It’s serving an Argentinean-inflected food menu of baked empanadas and street-food style sandwiches along with its notoriously inexpensive cocktail list. [EBX]

SOMA — The team behind Garaje and Garajito have opened a tap room called G-Spot across the street from the Moscone Center at 251 3rd Street. The 18-tap beer selection showcases brews from the East Coast, Germany, Belgium, and Japan. A casual food menu is in the works. [Hoodline]

February 6

San Francisco’s Korean scene is steadily growing, with this week bringing a whopping three new spots to the city. Get especially excited about Sunday Bird, the Korean fried chicken joint hidden behind Boba Guys.

FILLMORE — Tucked in the back of the new Boba Guys at 1522 Fillmore St. is Sunday Bird, a Korean fried chicken joint from acclaimed NYC chef Deuki Hong. The boba tea-Korean food combo spot is now open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekends from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. See photos of the space and the menu here. [Eaterwire]

INNER SUNSET — Casual Korean food is now being served at 1220 9th Ave., courtesy newcomer Korean Kitchen. Classics such as bulgogi, tofu soup, and jap chae noodles are all on the menu. [Tablehopper]

JAPANTOWN — A new Korean barbecue restaurant called Beque has opened at 1581 Webster St. with a full menu of reasonably priced — lunch is $15.99 and dinner is $21.99 — all-you-can eat Korean food. [Tablehopper]

OUTER SUNSET — Woods Beer Co.’s latest beer outpost has opened, called Outbound. It’s a cozy little 750-square-foot space (4045 Judah St.) on the same block as Trouble Coffee and Outerlands, making this a lively zone in a sleepy neighborhood. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Counter service-style Curry Up Now has opened at to 1745 San Pablo Ave. with its signature Indian street food. In addition to crowd-pleasing items such as its “naughty naan” and “sexy fries,” the Oakland location will debut several new additions such as kababpav (chicken or lamb kofta meatballs on a Amul buttered bun) and Indian railway cutlet (crumb-fried maggi masala noodle and veggies with Sriracha aioli). [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Vegetarians and vegans alike can rejoice with the opening of San Francisco’s first Core Kitchen, a casual, produce-only Oakland transplant that has joined The Hall at 1028 Market St. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN — Taiwanese tea room Steap Tea Bar is now serving made-to-order boba, matcha lattes, chai lattes, herbal teas, and juice concoctions from its outpost at 827 Sacramento St. Check out the menu here. [EaterWire]

DANVILLE — Soup, salad, and sandwich shop Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches has opened its second Bay Area location, serving up a seasonal, locally-farmed menu from its walkup at 405 Railroad Ave. [EaterWire]

EMERYVILLENyum Bai, a Cambodian street-food pop-up, is now inside of mixed-use food court Public Market (5959 Shellmound St.), featuring a rotating menu of southeast Asian curry dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. [EaterWire]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — East meets West this week with the arrival of the Bay Area’s latest Dunkin’ Donuts, which opened at 180 S. Airport Blvd. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Stop by 2919 16th St. on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday each week to taste Asian fusion cuisine courtesy of regular pop-up Cross Hatch. Spicy barbecue chicken bao buns, quinoa fried rice, and furikake steak sliders are all available for less than ten dollars a piece. [Capp Street Crap]

MISSION — Ice cream truck Garden Creamery has set-up a brick and mortar shop at 3566 20th St., which means that you can now satisfy your sweet tooth with custom treats such as strawberry pretzel pops, crunch daddy sandwiches, and guava and habanero sorbet six days a week. [Tablehopper]

OAKLAND — American deli Big Apple Cafe has moved into a roomier location within the Trans Pacific Center at 1000 Broadway. Signature items like the New Yorker sandwich are still on the menu. [Hoodline}

January 30

In this week’s restaurant openings, acclaimed sushi chef Takatoshi Toshi is brightening Russian Hill’s neighborhood dining selections with a focused, fish-driven menu. Plus: Halal Guys has officially arrived, to much hysteria.

RUSSIAN HILL — Hotly-anticipated newcomer Kinjo, with sushi from Michelin-starred chef Takatoshi Toshi, has opened its doors at 2206 Polk St. with a tasting menu of fresh fish, grilled Japanese proteins, and more. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Downtown’s first Halal Guys was welcomed this week to 340 O'Farrell St. with lines winding down the block for its famed chicken and rice in honor of its opening day. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Ice cream and gelato scoops galore have arrived to 685 Harrison Street in the guise of Coletta Gelato. Some of its most intriguing flavors feature unique, sugar-studded items like Irish coffee with a ribbon of nuts. [EaterWire

SUNNYVALE — Casual Mediterranean fare reigns at SAJJ, which opened its fifth brick and mortar this week at 145 S. Frances St. It’s a fast casual menu of Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel, shawarma, rice bowls, and kabobs. It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICTIllys two latest city cafes have hit their downtown premises, a flagship shop at 220 Montgomery St., and a typical grab-and go coffee stopover located across Market. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Refugee advocate and purveyor of your morning caffeine fix 1951 Coffee Company has opened its doors, ushering in all those interested in both lattes and human rights advocacy. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Popular Nob Hill cafe Contraband Coffee has expanded to 250 5th St., introducing the neighborhood to a menu stacked with some of the city’s most beloved coffee beans and snacks. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND –– A fast-casual, Caribbean-styled counter-service restaurant called Roots has hit Oakland at 340 14th St. [Hoodline]

OAKLANDAlamar has returned to 100 Grand Ave. with a sleek, counter-service minded menu, and a create-your-own-poke-bowl section. [Inside Scoop]

OAKLANDLucky Seafood (376 8th St.) has shifted ownership. While the menu remains mostly the same, it now boasts a wider seafood selection. [Hoodline]

January 23

A whole host of openings are included in this week’s update, which stretches a little farther back than just the past seven days. The ones to note, though, are Alba Ray’s Cajun infusion in the Mission and ABV’s new upstairs cocktail bar.

MISSION — The Causwells and Popson’s team has opened Alba Ray’s, a Cajun restaurant with party vibes at 2293 Mission St. Check out the menu here. [EaterWire]

MISSION — ABV has opened Over Proof, quarterly-changing, reservation-only tasting menu cocktail bar with food that focuses on a different spirit each time. First up is Flip Flop, a rum-focused, tiki-infused party in the loft upstairs. See the space here. [EaterWire]

PETALUMAThe Drawing Board is officially open at 190 Kentucky St., offering an all-day, clean eating menu of food meant to nourish both body and soul. Take a look around the space here. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEY — The newest (and largest) of Urban Remedy’s organic-focused kitchens has opened at 450 Hayes St. with both indoor and outdoor seating available. [EaterWire]

BURLINGAME — Sustainable takeaway counter Asian Box opens its newest location this week, serving health-forward, Asian-inflected fast food to South Bay’s residents from its location at 1401 Burlingame Ave. [EaterWire]

RUSSIAN HILL Fueling Station, a cafe that serves up breakfast hits like avocado toast and waffles topped with maple bacon and poached eggs, has opened at 2436 Polk St. [EaterWire]

SOMAFresca Garden is the latest food counter (135 4th St.) to open inside the Metreon food court, with a pasta- and pizza-focused menu. [EaterWire]

OUTER MISSION — Fresh, affordably-priced Thai food is now available at 2922 Diamond St., courtesy of mom-and-pop restaurant One Waan. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOINUrban Tavern has reopened inside the Hilton’s lobby (333 O'Farrell St.) with French Laundry alum chef Michael Raub at its helm, cooking up a menu filled with California-minded, seasonal ingredients. [EaterWire]

OUTER RICHMOND — Noodles, steaming hot soups, and more Vietnamese-inspired fare is being served over at Chicken’licious Noodle (5801 Geary Blvd). [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The latest of downtown’s boba shops is Bobapioca at 708 Kearny St., which is now open and serving up several intriguing variations like “snowpuff,” “snowscoop,” and “mangonada.” [EaterWire]

LOWER PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Italian grocer and deli Limoncello (1400 Sutter St.) has all the meatballs, pasta, and salami-and-provolone-packed sandwiches your heart could ever ask for. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Everyone’s favorite purveyor of infant-sized burritos, Chipotle, has opened up its newest on-the-go lunch spot at 400 Howard St. [EaterWire]

LOWER NOB HILL — Spanish-style tapas are now being served up family style at Bota inside the Warwick Hotel (490 Geary St.) [Hoodline]

CASTRO — Healthy beverages abound at Project Juice which has recently opened at 506 Castro St. with a menu sure to suit all your juice-worthy cravings. [Hoodline]

MARINA — Grab-and-go salad hotspot Blue Barn has now expanded into a sit-down restaurant located just around the corner from its original digs at 3344 Steiner St. [Hoodline]

TENDERLOIN — Post-workout needs can now be met by the uber-convenient location of a second Greensurge juicer, which has posted up shop inside of Studiomix on 1000 Van Ness Ave. [Hoodline]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Icy-sweet Filipino desserts like halo halo (shaved ice and evaporated milk) and mais con yelo (corn kernels blended with sugar, milk, and ice) are now available at the Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats scoop shop on 3573 Callan Blvd. [EaterWire]

SAN BRUNO Pita Gyros has opened in Tanforan Mall’s food court (1150 El Camino Real), serving on-the-go Mediterranean fare. [EaterWire]

MILLBRAE — Yet another poke shop has conquered 1069 El Camino Real. This time, it’s Poke Lab Fish Bar, a fast-casual counter-service restaurant. [EaterWire]

EL CERRITO Larb Thai Food & Tapas is now serving bamboo salad, boat noodles, and fried rice galore at 10166 San Pablo Ave. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND Sakura Bistro Tapas & Sake Bar at 388 9th St. serves Japanese-inflected snacks, sushi, and of course, sake, where you can watch the game on any of its numerous TVs. [EaterWire]

SAN LEANDRO Habit Burger Grill has opened its newest location at 1540 E. 14th St., to the delight of local burger enthusiasts. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND Pieology Pizzeria’s latest build-your-own pizza, counter-style kitchen has opened at 5132 Broadway. [EaterWire]

MILLBRAE — Reasonably-priced sushi is in the offing at One Piece Sushi (108 Park Pl.), where chirashi bowls, nigiri, and rolls are all available. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY JotMahal Palace of Indian Cuisine (1543 Shattuck Ave.) is doling out curries, chicken tiki masala, garlic naan, and more to Shattuck Avenue’s hungry crowds. [EaterWire]

INGLESIDE — Unpretentious buffet Chase Luck Bakery has hit 1325 Ocean Ave., where you can order some of your favorite Chinese dishes for under $10. [EaterWire]

PARKSIDE Tang Collection has set up shop at 1033 Taraval St. with an extensive menu of Sichuan-inspired classics. [EaterWire]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Da Poke-Man food truck will be serving the Bay’s prolific fish dish to all those hankering for a taste of Hawaii. It will be parked at varying locations in South San Francisco. [EaterWire]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — 307 Grand Ave. is now the headquarters of Hawi Hawaiian BBQ, a no-frills, Hawaiian-style barbecue diner. [EaterWire]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Patisserie and coffee shop Spruce Cafe is now welcoming all those in need of Ritual Coffee, loose leaf tea, and fresh baked pastries at 230 S. Spruce Ave. [EaterWire]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Burritos, quesadillas, and tacos, tacos, tacos, are all on the menu at counter-service styled El Tesoro Taqueria, now open at 2268 Westborough Blvd. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — 501 14th St. is now the home of North Beach Deli, serving up a wrap- and sandwich-heavy menu that purports Italian influences. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Dishes like crab n’ cheese puffs and crispy potstickers are taking over at Asian fusion newcomer Qi Dumpling Lounge at 3300 Grand Ave. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Head over to 401 International Blvd. to taste the latest of Oakland’s pho at Pho Vy Vietnamese Cuisine [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Happy Cafe at 723 Webster St. has undergone a change in ownership and recently been reincarnated into Imperial Soup, with the menu remaining mostly the same. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Ethiopian restaurant Bole closed last year at 2805 Telegraph Ave., making room for another Ethiopian restaurant, Lula. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Milky Way Coffee has opened its doors at 1724 Mandela Pkwy., serving up straightforward cafe fare along with coffee, lattes, and more. [Hoodline]

January 17

It’s been a banner week for drinking, with The Riddler, Biig, and Rum & Sugar joining the fray. Also of note this go round: Souvla’s third location has landed in the Mission, continuing its quest for world domination.

HAYES VALLEY — The female-run The Riddler is now open at 528 Laguna St. with lots of champagne and caviar, cheese plates, charcuterie and more. See inside the space and the menu here. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — The owners of popular, but short-lived cocktail bar Big have opened Biig, a revival that follows in its predecessor’s footsteps by not offering a cocktail menu, instead serving patrons cocktails based on their preferences, discovered through a conversation with the bartender. It’s open daily from 5 p.m. to “close” at 92 Turk St. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — A rum-focused cocktail bar called Rum & Sugar is now slinging drinks daily from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 823 Geary St. [EaterWire]

MISSION — A third location of counter service Greek rotisserie Souvla has landed at 758 Valencia St. It’s the same offerings as the other two stores, and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

COW HOLLOW — Rustic Italian restaurant Contrada has brought pizza and pasta to 2136 Union St. Check out the menu and space here. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The very first of Seattle’s super fresh farm-to-table sandwiches has now made its way to 222 Battery St., our city’s inaugural home of Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches. Check out the space and menu here. [EaterWire]cont

ALBANYHal’s Office opens next door this week on 1207 Solano Ave., to the delight of fresh coffee fans everywhere. [Berkeleyside]

LOWER NOB HILL — Cafe and creperie La Marsa has opened onto 454 Geary St. with fresh illy coffee served up until the evening. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — The first of Oakland’s wood fired pizza joints, Bare Knuckle Pizza, has opened at 351 12th St. [Berkeleyside]

January 9

The most exciting opening this week is Uma Casa, which enters San Francisco as the city’s only Portuguese restaurant. It’s very overdue, and in especially good hands under chef/owner Telmo Faria, who was Tacolicious’ opening chef/partner.

NOE VALLEY — 1550 Church St. is now the home of Uma Casa, an airy Portuguese restaurant headed up by a former Tacolicious chef. [EaterWire]

THE CASTROMargarita brunch spot Hecho has reopened as Hecho Cantina, a more casual, drinks-forward spot. While the cocktails, including those excellent pinche picante margaritas, are expected to stay the same, the dining room will be going away to make the bar a more hangout-friendly space, replaced by high-tops, a pool table, and pinball machines. [EaterWire]

BERNAL HEIGHTS — Pop-up Eye of the Avocado has opened its doors — at least temporarily — at 833 Cortland, serving up a highly instagram-able array of breakfast sandwiches. [Bernalwood]

BERKELEY— Clean-eats proponent Urban Remedy’s East Bay takeover continues with the opening of its latest location at 2946 College Ave. [EaterWire]

January 3

2017 brings ever more restaurant and bar openings, with an especially notable crop this week, including a bar arcade, breakfast sandwich spot, and a Vietnamese tasting menu restaurant.

SOMACoin Op Game Room, the hotly anticipated game room, bar, and restaurant is now “softly open,” from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily at 508 4th St. A Tron-themed bar on the second floor will follow shortly sometime in January, alongside a grand opening party. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDThe Gastropig is now open at 2123 Franklin St., offering a rotating selection of breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, coffees, and to-go sandwiches. [EaterWire]

COLE VALLEY — Online grocer Luke’s Local’s first physical location is now open at 960 Cole St. with 3,000 square feet of produce, a butcher counter, seafood department, alcohol, a Sightglass coffee kiosk, pantry items, prepared meals, Jane pastries and juices, and more. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. [EaterWife]

SOMA — Former Ana Mandara chef/owner Khai Duong has opened an upscale Vietnamese tasting menu restaurant called Khai inside of Bonjour Patisserie (655 Townsend St.) at night. See the space and menu here. [EaterWire]

TENDERNOBNow open inside The Alise hotel at 580 Geary St. is Pineapple Bistro & Bar, a cocktail bar with light all-day fare. [Yelp]

December 27

The end of the year brings a flurry of restaurant openings with menus that will keep your budget in line with all of your New Year’s resolutions. Six dollar burgers, $15 pizzas, and a tip-free Hong Kong diner are serving up options that are tasty, convenient, and inexpensive all at once.

MISSION — After closing for a few months, Big Rec Taproom is back with a straightforward, beer-and-burger-focused menu from which you can order a cheeseburger for less than $10. [Hoodline]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT Joe & The Juice’s first San Francisco shop is now serving its signature cold-pressed juices and smoothies amid lounge-y vibes at 525 Market St. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Low-key tavern Phlox Commons has taken up residency at 1075 Sutter St., offering a menu replete with Californian beers (nearly sixty of them, in fact) as well as reasonably priced American comfort food. [Hoodline]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — DaDa Bar has returned, this time taking over the ample footage inside the ground floor of the Mechanics’ Institute Building at 57 Post St. The quirky art-bar pays homage to the city’s artistic roots and hopes to provide a much-needed haven for Bay Area artists with funky vibes, an art gallery, and a beer-and-wine-filled menu. [The Chron]

OAKLAND — Beloved Nellie’s Soulfood has returned in the form of a permanent pop-up cooking up chitlins, cornbread, and pie out of JK's Brickhouse’s kitchen at 360 Adeline St. [EBX]

BERKELEY — USDA certified organic fast food is shaking up 2309 Telegraph Ave. with the opening of Organic Coup, which is now welcoming customers on the prowl for no-frills, health conscious items like Mary’s organic fried chicken sandwiches, wraps, and chicken salad bowls. [East Bay Express]

OAKLAND — Former pop-up Good Time Fixins now operates as its own business inside of The Lodge (3758 Piedmont Ave.), which means that you can snag a juicy “Royale with Cheese” quarter-pounder for only $6 any day of the week. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Tip free Nan Cafe has taken over 734 Webster St., offering a menu versed in both Hong Kong cuisine and affordable prices. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Oakland Yard will now be selling economically-priced bottles of wine out of its location at 420 40th St., where the owners offer most bottles for under $20 and you can sample a flight for $10. [Mercury News]

OAKLAND — 351 12th St. is now the home of Bare Knuckle Pizza, an artisan Neapolitan pizza shop that doles out traditional Italian pies for around $15. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — An offshoot of High Peaks Kitchen has opened at 391 Grand Ave. Dubbed High Peaks Kitchen 2, it will serve the same Indian Pakistani cuisine as its sister restaurant. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — You can now order up tamales at 34th Ave. & International Blvd., where Tamale Migadaud food truck is serving traditional Salvadorean specialties. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Delicious Delhi food truck has found a permanent parking spot at 4559 International Blvd., where it serves an ever changing menu of on-the-go Indian food.[Hoodline]

LOWER NOB HILL — Coffee, pastries, and sandwiches are now being served out of the storefront at 881 Post Street from newcomer Milkbean, which provides ample indoor seating and hopes to snatch up some of the cafe’s sidewalk space for outdoor tables in the future. [Hoodline]

December 19

This week brought the city’s third location of Jane, firmly establishing it as a bakery power player in San Francisco. A new kosher bakery also joined the scene, elevating the city’s sweets and bread offerings even higher than before.

FILLMOREJane is firmly anchoring itself as a citywide baked goods mainstay, with its third location now open at 1881 Geary Blvd. The bakery’s new digs come complete with the ultimate San Francisco luxury: a parking lot. [EaterWire].

SOMA — Israeli owned Taboon Bakery is now baking up challah, pita, buns, bagels, and more at 132 6th St. Best of all? It’s entering the food scene as San Francisco’s only Kosher certified bakery. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Vegetarians can rejoice with the opening of Long Life Vegi House’s new location at 1725 University St., where vegetarian Chinese dishes are served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m to 9:30 p.m. everyday aside from Tuesday. [Berkeleyside]

NOE VALLEY — Chef Laurent Legendre, of Glen Park’s Le P’tit Laurent, is bringing the flavors of Provencal to 4063 24th St. for his latest concept, called Chez Marius. [Hoodline]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Expect straightforward sushi at Akira Japanese Restaurant, which recently opened at 1634 Bush St., offering omakase options for dinner and Bento boxes for lunch. [Tablehopper]

ROHNERT PARKBoathouse Sushi has decamped from its former industrial Rohnert Park location to sleek new quarters inside The Graton Resort & Casino, from where it serves up the same Chinese and Vietnamese inspired menu. [7x7]

HEALDSBURG — California vintner Siduri Winery is now pouring its pinot noirs inside the farmhouse-styled Siduri Wine Lounge, located at 241 Healdsburg Ave. [7x7]

SUNSET — 1342 9th Ave. has been taken over by Asian Kitchen & Deli, which will be serving up casual Cantonese fare along with Vietnamese sandwiches. [Hoodline]

December 12

ROCKRIDGEDuchess, the newest addition to the all-day dining scene in Rockridge, is now open at 5422 College Ave with California-inspired pub fare at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. See the space, hours, and menus here. [EaterWire]

UPPER HAIGHT — The seventh Bay Area location of Slice House debuted this weekend, bringing noted pizza man Tony Gemignani’s casual pizza concept to 1525 Haight St. See menus and hours here. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH — French dip sandwiches are now available in North Beach, via Dip at 1318 Grant Ave., the new restaurant from Mo’s Grill owner Mahmoud “Mo” Khossoussi. Check out the full menu and hours here.

MID-MARKETThe Organic Coup has opened its third SF location in The Market (1355 Market St.), bringing fast casual fried chicken sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more to the food hall. [EaterWire]

WEST PORTAL — 16 West Portal Ave. is the latest recipient of Lemonade, the fast casual, seasonally-focused LA transplant. It’s the fifth of six locations coming to the Bay Area, with the Inner Sunset bringing up the rear next year. [EaterWire]

RICHMOND — Home brewing enthusiasts Chris Coomber and Rob Lightner opened East Brother Beer Company, a 3,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor taproom and brewery at 1001 Canal Blvd. It’s in the 12,000-square-foot warehouse, which has a 20-barrel stainless steel brewing system, stating off with Pale Wheat, Red Lager, Bo Pils, Red IPA and Oatmeal Stout. The taproom is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. [EaterWire]

PETALUMA — Now open is Brewster’s Beer Garden, an open-air restaurant and beer garden with 350 seats at 229 Water St. N. with barbecue, 32 beers on tap, a bocce ball court, live music stage, dedicated children’s play area, and fire pit. It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. [EaterWire]

THE CASTRO — Juice shop Project Juice has added a location at 506 Castro St., open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — NorCal-inspired Mexican concept Chica has taken over the old Aztecali space at 303A Oakland Ave. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARE Bar Fluxus is now open in Hotel Des Arts at 447 Bush St. with cocktails and live entertainment (music, literary readings, and more). It’s open daily from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. [Tablehopper]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Wildflower Cafe at 411 Sansome St. now hosts Chapter Two Coffee, a cafe inside with Verve espresso drinks, matcha lattes, Authentic Bagel Company bagels, and more. It’s open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Tablehopper]

TENDERLOIN — Record shop RS94109 at 835 Larkin St. opened a cafe inside, with Bar Nine coffee. [Tablehopper]

December 5

HEALDSBURG — The deluxe fantasy of Single Thread, a fine dining restaurant and inn at 131 North St., has now opened after the culmination of several years and many makers’ hard work. Read all about it here. [EaterWire]

THE CASTRO — Top Chef alum Ryan Scott has opened Finn Town at 2251 Market St. as an American comfort food tavern that offers dinner, happy hour, and brunch right out of the gate. See photos, menus, and hours here. [EaterWire]

COW HOLLOW — Adriano Paganini’s latest restaurant, Flores, is now open at 2030 Union St., with traditional Mexican fare in a colorful space. See photos, the menu, and hours here. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACHThe Speakeasy, an immersive theatrical experience of an evening at an elaborately staged nightclub from 1923, replete with bartenders, servers, and performers who are actually actors, is now open at 644 Broadway. There are classic cocktails and some light bites; you can get all the details here. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — A sushi restaurant named Hinata from Zushi Puzzle and Sushi Ran vets has opened at 810 Van Ness Ave. with a $78 omakase, as well as a la carte options. See the menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

MARINA — Filipino concept Elena Una has opened at 3347 Fillmore St. as a pop-up restaurant until the building is razed in April. Get more details here. [EaterWire]

INNER RICHMOND — 4342 California St. is now Corks, an Italian and Californian wine bar with small plates, open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and until 10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. [Richmond District Blog]

NOPAManitas Cafe, serving a mix of El Salvadoran and American food, has opened at 2078 Hayes St. Head here for the menu and hours. [Hoodline]

INNER RICHMOND — A breakfast and lunch restaurant called 6th & B — located, of course, at the corner of those streets at 452 Balboa St. — is now open with a varied menu of breakfast and lunch fare. Check out the menu here. [Tablehopper]

NOPA — Taking over the Panhandle Pizza space at 2077 Hayes St. is another pizzeria called Katani, with thin-crust pizza, quinoa muffins, crepes, pasta, and more. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. [Hoodline]

SOMARooster & Rice, Cow Hollow’s top khao mun gai (or Thai-style chicken and rice) restaurant, has opened a second location at 303 2nd St. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Jack London Square now houses Brooklyn West, a winery and tasting room at 201 3rd St. with Spanish and Portuguese wines. It’s open weekends from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEYZach's Snacks, a student-friendly, grab-and-go cafe, has opened at 1973 Euclid Ave. [Berkeleyside]