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143 Restaurants Opened in the Bay Area This Summer

A weekly-updated round-up of all the openings in the Bay Area. Head here for the latest openings.

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August 29

HAYES VALLEYNightbird, the long-awaited, tasting menu-focused restaurant from chef Kim Alter, has opened at 330 Gough St. There’s also a six-seat cocktail bar in the back called Linden Room. See photos, menus, and hours for both spaces here. [EaterWire]

CASTRO — The Sushi Ran team has opened Nomica, a Japanese drinking den with a baller menu of Japanese plates with contemporary twists at 2223 Castro St.. See the full menu, space, and hours here. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — The Claremont Club & Spa’s (41 Tunnel Rd.) has relaunched the space that formerly housed Antoinette as Limewood, a local, seasonally-dedicated restaurant, with chef Joseph Humphrey taking charge. Check out the menus and hours here. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN — Vietnam Restaurant at 620 Broadway is now Panuchos, a Yucatan-style Mexican joint. See hours and the menu here. [Hoodline]

INNER RICHMOND — 402 Balboa St. is now Cafe Sis, a cafe with coffee, pastries, and Korean sandwiches. There’s also free Wifi. See hours here. [Richmond District Blog]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — New owners have taken over Silver Star Deli at 316 Pacific Ave. and cleverly renamed it New Silver Star Deli. Vietnamese fare is on the menu, which you can see here, as well as the hours. [Tablehopper]

OUTER RICHMOND — April Calf at 3528 Balboa St. has closed after a very poor health score, and is already a ramen shop called Kio Ramen from the same owners. Head here for the menu and hours. [Richmond District Blog]

EMERYVILLENow open in the Bay Street shopping center is Kara's Cupcakes, which first opened in the Marina in 2006 and now has 10 locations. Its latest store is at 5615 Bay St. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]

PALO ALTO — The owners of Terún have opened a second Italian restaurant at 341 S. California Ave. called Italico. The focus is on pasta and wine; see the full menu and hours here. [Mercury News]


August 22

MISSION — Tartine Manufactory is now open, revealing a light-filled temple of bread, creativity, and the pursuit of craftmanship. The ambitious project inhabits a 5,000-square-foot space adjacent to the Heath Ceramics factory and showroom, and coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus a bar, a bakery, and an ice cream shop. See the full breakdown of the space here. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Fast casual pasta bar Barzotto has joined the San Francisco dining scene with an affordable menu of pastas, salads, gelato, and a few small plates, which you can see in full here. For photos of the space, located at 1270 Valencia St., and open hours, head here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Mikkeller Tasting Room and Bottle Shop has officially opened in what used to be Trappist Provisions (6309 College Ave.). See the beer list and hours here. [EaterWire]

MISSIONBon, Nene is now open at 2850 21st St. with Japanese small plates, frozen beer, and a charming vibe. See the space, hours, and menu here. [EaterWire]

LOS GATOS — The Los Gatos Brewing Company space has reopened as Loma Brewing Company (130 N. Santa Cruz Ave.), from brothers Scott and Kevin Youkilis, one an established Bay Area restaurateur (with Hog & Rocks) and one a retired Major League Baseball player. See the space, menu, and hours here. [EaterWire]

HALF MOON BAY — The second Bay Area-adjacent Dunkin’ Donuts is now open at 118 San Mateo Rd., and people predictably went crazy for it. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — The owners of Red Chilli have opened Newa, a Nepalese restaurant with dishes like Newari khaja with rice, fried, eggs, fried fish, dried meat, and more, served on a leaf plate. It’s open at 407 Ellis St. every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Takeout noodle soup joint Noodle Me has opened at 333 Market St., serving the lunch crowd weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Tablehopper]

NORTH BEACH — Melt! at 700 Columbus Ave. is now Bodega, a seasonally-driven restaurant with toasts, sandwiches, ceviche, and more, plus wine and beer. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

NAPA — Takeout kitchen Nappalachia by La Saison is now boxing up snacks, pastries, salads, and more for on-the-go eating. For now, it’s only open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 748 California Blvd. See the full menu here. [Napa Valley Register]

NOE VALLEY — French bakery chain La PanotiQ, which has locations in Campbell, Berkeley, and the Marina, is now open at 4018 24th St. with pastries, sandwiches, salads, waffles, and more. See hours and the menu here. [Hoodline]

PETALUMA — Now open at 100 Washington St. is The Shuckery, an oyster bar and seafood spot with tons of bivalves, ceviche, and more. See the full menu and hours here. [Bite Club Eats]

SANTA ROSA — Nepalese and Indian food is now being served at Momo Grill, open at 750 Stony Point Rd. See hours and some dishes here. [Bite Club Eats]

WINDSOR — A Superburger location has opened at 9238 Old Redwood Hwy. with burgers and chili dogs. See the menu and hours here. [Bite Club Eats]


August 15

NOB HILL — After parting ways with Square Meals in December, Batter Bakery has moved from Polk Street to 1517 Pine St., with all the BB favorites (pastries, cookies, doughs, etc.), plus an expanded cafe menu with breakfast and lunch options like quiche, breakfast quinoa, and a biscuit sandwich. Equator Coffee is also joining the party with espresso drinks. The space is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Sparky’s at 4151 Piedmont Ave. is now RnR Sushi, with sushi, tempura, and poke bowls. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]

JENNER — Seafood-focused Coast Kitchen has opened at 21780 Highway 1 in Timber Cove Resort from chef Phillip Kaufman (One Market, Lark Creek). It’s focusing on seasonal seafood and is open from 1 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]


August 8

NOB HILL — Craft beer bar Buffalo Theory has opened with globally-focused small plates from chef Tim Luym (Poleng Lounge). See inside photos, the menu, and hours here. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — Coworking and public cafe/bar space Covo is now open at 981 Mission St. Covo has food all day starting with coffee and breakfast in the morning up to drinks and light bites at night. See hours and the menu here. [EaterWire]

WALNUT CREEKCalicraft, the East Bay brewery dedicated to all things California, now has a brand-new taproom at 2700 Mitchell Dr. from which to pour its beers. Hours for now are Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., though more should open up in September. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Standard Deviant Brewing is now open with "standard" beers with some playful deviations at 280 14th St. See hours and more details here. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH — King of Thai Noodle at 1268 Grand St. is now Tamarind Hall Thai Street Food & Bar, a Bangkok-recipe-based restaurant with Thai comfort food. See the menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Ethiopan restaurant Lemat has opened at 3212 Adeline St. with traditional Ethiopian fare. Head here for the menu and hours. [Berkeleyside]

MISSION Adventure in Food and Win is a new wine and beer bar with American small plates now open at 3331 24th St. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. [Tablehopper]

OAKLAND — Banh mi shop Siem Rea is open at 1500 International Blvd. [Berkeleyside]

TENDERLOIN — Sandwich shop Stoner’s is now open at 752 Van Ness Ave. with a standard menu of classic sandwiches. See hours and the menu here. [Tablehopper]

NAPAGalpao Gaucho is now open at 1990 Trower Ave., a Brazilian steakhouse with an all-you-can-eat menu. Head here for the menu and hours. [Napa Valley Register]

NORTH BEACH — Yucatecan food is now being served at Panuchos (620 Broadway) with dishes like cochinita pibil, poc chuc, panuchos, and more. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. [Tablehopper]


August 1

MARINADon Pistos is going after the Marina, with its tequila bar now officially open at 2030 Lombard St. See the space and menu here. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Sassy jazz supper club Black Cat has opened at 400 Eddy St. in a two-floor space with lots of dark corners and hidden nooks. See photos of the space, hours, and menus here. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Sports and craft beer collide at Buzzworks, which is now open at 365 11th St. with 40 craft beers on tap and another 100 by the bottle, as well as 21 big-screen TVs and a 15-foot projector for every sport imaginable. See hours and the menu here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Oakland’s Grand Fare Market, the 4,500-square-foot ambitious food hall that opened in October as a combination oyster bar, market, and café, and then closed in December, is now officially reopen, with a few changes. [EaterWire]

BURLINGAMELemonade, the seasonal fast casual chain from Los Angeles, has opened its third Bay Area location at 152 Burlingame Ave.  It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:05 p.m. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Sunset gelateria Holy Gelato has expanded to 815 Washington St. Hours here. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — James and the Giant Cupcake has also expanded, opening its second location at 341 17th St. [Berkeleyside]

EL CERRITO — Little Hill Lounge, a low-key bar, has opened at 10753 San Pablo Ave.

ALAMEDA — A sandwich counter called The Station has opened in Alameda Natural Grocery at 1650 Park St. [Berkeleyside]

ALAMEDA — Mod Pizza is also open at 2308 South Shore Center Dr. with pizza and salads. [Berkeleyside]


July 25

MISSION — Omakase-focused sushi restaurant Sushi Hon is now open at 2598 Harrison St. with an eleven-course menu for $65. See hours and more information here. [EaterWire]

PACIFIC HEIGHTSScopo Divino, a classic wine bar, has opened at 2800 California St. Food consists of typical wine bar fare (cheese, charcuterie, bruschetta, small plates), plus a 1,000-bottle deep collection of international wine. See hours and the menu here. [EaterWire]

NAPA — Four food trucks called the Food Truck Corral have started gathering daily at South Napa Century Center (155 Gasser Dr.) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The trucks to start include Taco Addiction, Mercadito, Platanito Pupusas, and Cousins’ Maine Lobster, but will rotate over time. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Gluten-free bakery Glütless is now open at 325 Mason St. with loaves of bread, muffins, pizzas, and sandwiches, and packaged snacks. See hours and offerings here. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Japanese dessert spot Uji Time has opened at 2575 Telegraph Ave. with shaved ice, mochi ice cream, matcha-, tofu-, and sesame-flavored soft serve, and more. See hours and offerings here. [Berkeleyside]

SOMAEquator Coffees & Teas has opened a fifth location at 222 2nd St. with its usual array of coffee and pastries. It’s open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOINLafayette Coffee Shop is back, this time at 611 Larkin St., with the same diner-style menu of all-day breakfast, plate dinners, and daily specials. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Inside Chick & Tea now lives Cracked, a breakfast pop-up with sandwiches and portable sides like hash browns, pastries, and French toast bites. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday; see the full menu here. [Inside Scoop]

OAKLAND — The second location of coffee company Bicycle is now open at 1745 San Pablo Ave. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — Neighborhood music bar Eli's Mile High Club (3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way) has reopened under new ownership and with a renovation, though it remains largely the same. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — Nepalese and Indian restaurant Annapurn is now open at 948 Clay St. in Swan’s Marketplace (in the old Breads of India space). See menus and hours here. [Berkeleyside]

TEMESCAL — A casual Korean restaurant called Azit has opened at 4309 Telegraph Ave. with hot pots, nachos, and cheese-covered rice cakes. [Berkeleyside]

ALAMEDA — Chain barbecue restaurant Famous Dave's Bar-B-Cue is now open at 2690 5th St., Ste. J. [Berkeleyside]

ALAMEDA — Shirason has opened its third location of the sushi restaurant at 2660 5th St., Ste. A. See hours and menus here. [Berkeleyside]


July 18

FINANCIAL DISTRICT— The endlessly Instagrammable Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has opened a stand at Montgomery and Bush. No cruffins to be found here (they're only sold at HQ, in the Tenderloin), but pick up some tasty pastries from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. [Tablehopper]

GUERNEVILLE— The former Applewood Restaurant, located in the luxurious Applewood Inn and Spa, has transformed into Revival. The new menu from chef Ben Spiegel will be "West County cuisine," a term coined by restaurateur Christina luedtke, and include foraged seaweed and produce from Applewood's garden. [Eaterwire]

SANTA ROSA— Steele and Hops, a brewpub, is now open in the former Heritage Public House. The brewery will start producing beer onsite in 2017; in the meantime, a menu of pizza, burgers and barbecue is paired with over 20 beers on tap, and wine. [BiteClubEats]

MISSION— The newest market to hit San Francisco is Foodhallan upscale market selling prepared food, charcuterie, artisan bread, Counter Culture coffee and a selection of high-end pantry and produce items. [Tablehopper]

MISSION— A new South Indian restaurant, Deccan Spicehas opened on Valencia. Self-described as a luxury restaurant, there is a good selection of Hyderabadi dishs on hand, like dum biryani, and vindaloo. [Tablehopper]

MISSION— Vietnamese restaurant Laksa has opened up, serving up a selection of vermicelli, rice plates, and phos. [Tablehopper]

WALNUT CREEK— A "fusion burger" spot has opened called Brockerick Roadhouse, serving craft beer, barbecue sandwiches, and burgers made with Niman Ranch beef. Formerly a food truck, the new brick-and-mortar location is the old Hubcaps Diner space. [Berkeleyside]

July 11

TREASURE ISLAND — Woods Beer Co. has opened a beer beach at 440 California Ave. called Woods Island Club. See photos of the space here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Marina favorite Izzy’s Steak & Chop House has expanded to 59 Grand Ave. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Dabba, the brain child of a socially conscious tech entrepreneur and former fine dining chef, has brought its unique mashup of Indian, Caribbean, and Mexican flavors has opened at 71 Stevenson St. See photos and hours here. [EaterWire]

BURLINGAME — Now open in the newly renovated Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport is 3Sixty, a bar, restaurant, and grab-and-go market with Californian fare. [EaterWire]

ALBANY — Solano Grill & Bar (1133 Solano Ave.) is now Mediterranean restaurant Zaytoon, with items like salads, kebabs, rice dishes, and more. [Berkeleyside]


July 5

FISHERMEN’S WHARFWaxman’s has opened its cafe portion, bringing quick gourmet fare to Ghirardelli Square. See the menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

MARINASmitten opened its seventh location at 2268 Chestnut St., bringing its made-to-order ice cream to the Marina. Head here for all the details and hours. [EaterWire]

MARINA — The original Tacolicious has moved down the street to 2250 Chestnut St. It’s the same, foodwise, but has some pretty significant aesthetic improvements. See photos of the new space here. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET Corridor is now open at 100 Van Ness St., offering a deviation from traditional dining with a hybrid counter-service style, alongside a menu of comfort classics from the Trestle and Stones Throw team. See photos and hours here. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT Mixt Greens has opened its eighth location at 240 Kearny St. with more big salads for hungry worker bees. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Oaxacan Mexican restaurant Agave Uptown is now open with lots of mole and mezcal. It’s on the ground floor of the newly opened Kapor Center for Social Impact at 2135 Franklin St. with 4,000 square feet. Hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. See the menu here. [EaterWire]

SUNNYVALE — Tech-friendly fast food has arrived via Starbird, which is now open and selling fried chicken sandwiches, tacos, and salads for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The idea is you order from an app and get your food in under five minutes, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1241 El Camino Real. Check out the full menu here. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH — Ice cream sandwich shop Baked Bear has opened a second SF outpost at 303 Columbus Ave. The new space has 45 seats and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. [EaterWire]

SOMA — The Lil Burma food truck owners have opened Golden Burma, a Burmese restaurant at 15 Boardman St. It’s open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. [Tablehopper]

CASTROIke's Place is now sharing a space with Sweet Inspiration (2239 Market St.), running operations inside from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. [Hoodline]

CHINATOWN — Ex-Z&Y workers have opened Sichuan noodle shop Chong Qing Xiao Mian. See the menu and hours here. [Tablehopper]

OAKLAND — 325 19th St. is now Burma Bear, an American barbecue restaurant with Burmese influences (there's also a location in SF). See the menu and hours here. [Inside Scoop]

MISSION BAY — The owners of SoMa StrEat Food Park have expanded to a second location at 601 Mission Bay Blvd. called Spark. It's the same concept, with food trucks, fire pits, a beer and sangria garden, and more. See the schedule and hours here. [Tablehopper]

BERKELEYNow open in the old Thai Noodle space (1936 Shattuck Ave.) is The Noodle Company, and it’s suspiciously similar to Thai Noodle. [Berkeleyside]

EMBARCADERO — A retail shop of Batter Bakery has opened at One Market Plaza. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Tablehopper]

EL CERRITO — The owners of Anna’s Place at 11740 San Pablo Ave. Ste. C have reopened as Gangnam Tofu with a menu of Korean fried chicken, tofu stews, barbecue, and more. [Berkeleyside]


June 27

TENDERNOBLongtime San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich finally has his own bar in Pacific Cocktail Haven, or PCH, at 580 Sutter St., with 18 drinks ranging from approachable to adventurous. See some of the drinks and hours here. [EaterWire]

WALNUT CREEK — The Bay Area’s first Dunkin’ Donuts is open daily at 1250 Newell Ave. from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. with all the classics East Coasters know and love. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEY — San Francisco tea brand Boba Guys officially opened its flagship location this weekend at 8 Octavia St. with milk teas, lattes, smoothies, savory onigiri, and Asian toast. See the space and hours here. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARETratto, the new restaurant in The Marker Hotel (in the former BDK/Hotel Monaco space), is now open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner, and weekend brunch. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Now open in uptown Oakland is Tertulia Coffee (1951 Telegraph Ave.), a cafe that focuses just as much on art as it does on food. Hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening service with DJ’s, artists panels, and talks to come. [EaterWire]

CASTRO — Newly-added to The Myriad is Poke Delish, a standard poke bar with fish and mix-in options. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Sundays. [EaterWire]

WESTWOOD PARK — Choose from 13 different protein options — including eel and scallop — at Poke Bowl at 1250 Ocean Ave., open daily from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

PORTOLA — 2636 San Bruno Ave. is now home to Ferment.Drink.Repeat, a brewery from wife-and-husband team Shae and Kevin Inglin that has a seven-barrel brew system. It's bring your own food, children, and dogs to this one. [EaterWire]

HEALDSBURG — Sleepy wine country nightlife now has Duke's, a cocktail bar from a trio of Spoonbar alums. See the full menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

WALNUT CREEKCalifornia Pizza Kitchen is now open at 1325 South Main Street. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Wine bar Wine Down is now open at 685 Folsom St., with the intent to provide a casual and affordable place to wind down (get it?) after work. Hours are Monday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., with happy hour daily from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with $1 off glasses and $5 off carafes and pitchers. [EaterWire]

LARKSPUR — Froyo production Loving Cup has expanded to the Bon Air Center at 298 Bon Air Ctr., open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

PALO ALTO — The Bay Area’s second location of the seasonally-driven Lemonade is now open at 151 University Ave. from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

PALO ALTO — Yet another poke spot, this one called Poke Loveis now open at 855 El Camino Real, Suite 9, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN — 801 Kearny St. is now Hanlin Tea Room, a cafe serving Taiwanese tea drinks, hot pots, noodles, and more. Hours vary, but tend to be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. [Hoodline]

MISSION — Indian food truck Dum has opened a brick-and-mortar space at 3111 24th St. See the menu and hours here. [Tablehopper]

OUTER SUNSET Tai Chi Jianbing is now open, serving Chinese street snack jianbing (almost like a savory crepe). It’s a pop-up inside Oska Imai (2445 Noriega St.), running for 30 days daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Hoodline]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Oakland favorite Little Giants Ice Cream has expanded to SF at 214 Sutter St. Hours are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. [Tablehopper]

NOB HILL — Jasmin Cafe is now Tacorea, a mash-up of "taco" and "Korea," with late night Korean and Mexican takes on tacos and burritos, plus beer and wine. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — The Hive (2327 Broadway) is now home to The Red Bay Coffee Box with coffee and pastries from Tart Bakery. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]


June 20

BERNAL HEIGHTSBarebottle Brew Co. has opened at 1525 Cortland Ave. with the idea to get homebrewers involved by challenging them to create beers of a certain style, of which the winner will then be featured on tap at the brewery. See more info and hours here. [EaterWire]

ST. HELENATwo Birds One Stone, the yakitori-inspired restaurant from chefs Douglas Keane (Cyrus) and Sang Yoon (Father's Office in L.A.), is now open at 3020 St. Helena Hwy. N. See hours here. [EaterWire]

SOMAIn Situ has opened, offering diners and patrons of the newly-reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art a curated exploration of iconic dishes from some of the world's most renowned chefs. See photos of the space here and the menu here. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH — Taking over O’Reilly’s at 622 Green St. is Chief Sullivan’s, a neighborhood sports bar with a fireplace. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Vietnamese spot Super Super is open with pho and banh mi at 1428 San Pablo Ave. [Berkeleyside]

WALNUT CREEK — 1548 Bonanza St. is now Broderick, a burger joint with patties made from beef, lamb, bison, boar, and duck. See hours and the full menu here. [Mercury News]

SAN JOSE — There’s a new Mexican restaurant at 17 N. San Pedro St. called Olla Cocina with tacos, tostadas, margaritas and more. See hours and the full menu here. [Mercury News]


June 13

TENDERNOB — Liholiho Yacht Club now has a completely separate reservations-only basement bar called Louie’s Gen-Gen Room (871 Sutter St.), now open with waffles and drinks. See the menu here. [EaterWire]

MISSIONTawla, the Eastern Mediterranean spot from first-time restaurateur Azhar Hashem, is now open at 206 Valencia St., bringing an upbeat and bright space to the neighborhood. See photos here. [EaterWire]

TEMESCAL —  Temescal Brewing has opened at 4115 Telegraph Ave., adding to the East Bay's robust brewing scene with a unique, art-laden brand of brewery. See photos and hours here. [EaterWire]

BERNAL HEIGHTS El Buen Comer, a Mexican home cooking restaurant, has opened at 3435 Mission St., offering guisados (home-style stews) and comida corridas (set lunches). See hours and the menu here. [EaterWire]

BAYVIEW — Whiskey distillery, brewery, and tap room Seven Stills (1439 Egbert Ave.) has opened with whiskey distilled from beer in a 4,400-square-feet space that you can see photos of here. [EaterWire]

YOUNTVILLE — Fast-casual restaurant Protea has opened at 6488 Washington St. with a daily-changing menu of Puerto Rican food, with most dishes under $15. See hours and menus here. [EaterWire]

INNER SUNSET — Vietnamese restaurant Sunflower Garden is now open at 1368 9th Ave. with 40 seats for eating lots of pho. It’s open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Chinese restaurant Famous Bao is open at 2431-A Durant Ave. with Xi’an-style burgers, hand-cut noodles, and hot pot. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — 6510 San Pablo Ave. is now Novel Brewingopen with custom beers on tap. Get info on the beers here. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — East Coast-style deli Stay Gold Deli is now open at 2635 San Pablo Ave. with meatball subs and cold-cut sandwiches. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]

SANTA ROSAThe County Bench, an American restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Bruce Frieseke, has opened at 535 Fourth St. with inventive dishes like deviled Brussels sprouts and milk punch. See hours and the menu here. [Bite Club Eats]


June 6

NOPASouvla has cloned itself at 531 Divisadero St. with all the rotisserie meats in salad and wrap form, plus sides and Greek froyo that you know and love. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Neighborhood bar Evil Eye is now open at 2937 Mission St. with snacks and bar bites, cocktails, pinball machines, a pool table, and more. See the full menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

LOS ALTOS — The second Manresa Bread opened at 271 State St., bringing expert bread and pastries along with it, as well as Verve Coffee. Hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — Poke is continuing its fast San Francisco invasion, now with Poke Bar in The Market at 1355 Market St., the food hall at the base of the Twitter building. See the menu here. [EaterWire]

WEST PORTAL — Manor Coffee Shop has reopened as The Manor under new ownership. The food has been elevated from diner classics with dishes like deviled eggs with togarashi and frog’s legs. Hours will ramp up while the restaurant gets up and running, but will eventually be Tuesday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. See the full menu here. [Inside Scoop]

OAKLAND — Ye Old Hut is now Rockridge Improvement Club, a beer and cocktail bar at 5515 College Ave. See hours here. [SF Weekly]

SOMA — Rainbow Grocery now has a pizza oven out front — East Bay pizzeria Chicks & Love Pizza runs the ovens on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the patio. See the menu here. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Asian fusion restaurant Teni East has opened at 4015 Broadway. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]

SAN JOSE — Asian spot Sushi Confidential has opened at 31 N. Market St. with sushi and dishes like baked green mussels and Korean-style short ribs. See the menu and hours here. [Mercury News]

OAKLAND — Ice cream parlor Icey Cream is open at 346 Grand Ave. with Lappert’s ice cream and macarons. [EBX]


May 31

WALNUT CREEK — Pizza king Tony Gemignani has opened a fifth Slice House at 1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd. with pizza by the slice, salads, soups, pasta, sandwiches, juices, and loaded fries. See the full menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — The second location of LocoL, the game-changing fast food operation from chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi, is now open at 2214 Broadway with low-cost, healthier fast food like "cheeseburgs," chili bowls, chicken nugs and a variety of "brekkie" items. See the full menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICTSababa, the fast casual Mediterranean concept from chef Guy Eshel and restaurateur Matt Semmelhack (Mercer Restaurant Group), is now open with a make-your-own pita bar, where diners can choose from fillings like falafel, chicken shawarma, and merguez enveloped by made-to-order pitas, or in a bowl, plus a selection of salads. See hours here. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Absinthe Group (Absinthe, Comstock Saloon) has opened Spanish stunner Bellota with a menu of paellas and tapas and stylish décor that combines rustic craftsmanship with elegant design details. See the space here and menu here. [EaterWire]

SOMA — A Teochew Chinese restaurant called Teo Restaurant & Bar has opened at 1111 Mission St. See the menu and hours here. [Tablehopper]

SOMAK+O Kitchen is now open full-time near AT&T Park with sandwiches, salads, and other casual American fare. See the menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

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