UNION SQUARE — Something called Candytopia, which is a sort of Instagram backdrop in the vein of the Museum of Ice Cream, is getting ready to open at 767 Market Street on September 6.
TENDERLOIN — Tradition has closed at 441 Jones Street, and in its place will rise a Tiki bar from the same team, who run bars like Bourbon & Branch and Pagan Idol. The new destination will be dubbed Zombie Village.
TENDERLOIN — Broaster Express, a Wisconsin-based chicken chain, is opening at 393 Eddy Street. The 60-year-old business has branches in Daly City and West Oakland.
UPTOWN OAKLAND — Another Blue Bottle location could be headed to 400 20th Street in Oakland, adjacent to the old California Bank & Trust and near the 19th Street BART stop.
OLD OAKLAND/BERKELEY — Cupcakin’ Bake Shop will open a branch of its popular Berkeley-based bakery in Swan’s Market at 538 9th Street. It will also open a location at 1690 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley in the former Virginia Bakery, and relocate its Berkeley flagship from Durant Avenue to 2391 Telegraph Avenue.
POTRERO HILL — Vegan burger chain Next Level Burger is bringing its meat-free items to a retail space within the Potrero Hill Whole Foods location.
OUTER RICHMOND — A business called Bao Bao Noodle Bar will replace what’s been Shanghai Dumpling King, which has closed. Another location of Shanghai Dumpling King remains open at 696 Monterey Boulevard.
WESTFIELD CENTRE — The mall is getting a new location of Hot Spud, which operates a location in Fisherman’s Wharf serving baked potatoes. Expect it to open sometime this winter, a sign indicates.
NORTH BEACH — Eco Terreno Wines will open a wine tasting room and restaurant at what was previously comedy club and venue Doc’s Lab.
INNER RICHMOND — A trio of Atelier Crenn alums are planning a bakery to highlight savory and sweet Asian American treats at 1408 Clement in the former Heartbaker space. Breadbelly, as their so-far pop-up and delivery business is called, will open this fall.
SOMA — Virgin Hotels SF is coming to SoMa, and bringing with it a rooftop bar and a restaurant from former Quince chef de cuisine Adrian Garcia called the Commons Club sometime this fall.
MARINA — The Marina hasn’t yet got its fill of poke, apparently, and a new poke restaurant called simply Poke is looking ready to open at 3251 Pierce Street.
MISSION BAY — Troya Mediterranean Kitchen is expanding from Pac Heights with a location at 214 Tonwsend Street, taking over the former Primo Patio Cafe space.
BERKELEY — A new restaurant serving some of the the area’s oldest indigenous foods, Café Ohlone by mak-‘amham, will open in September at 2430 Bancroft Way in the back patio area of University Press Books. The project, from co-founders Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, will serve seasonal Ohlone foods — seed cakes, meat like rabbit, duck, salmon, and venison, plus tea with ingredients like yerba buena — three days a week.
SOMA — Former Alexander’s executive chef Marc Zimmerman is planning a wagyu beef focused restaurant called Gozu at an as-yet undisclosed SoMa location.
FIDI — Mendocino Farms, an ironically Southern California based chain of sandwich shops, is opening at a large, 5,882-square foot location in San Francisco at 465 California Street.
MONTCLAIR — Alcalá, a new restaurant from Berkeley’s popular La Marcha, will open in 2019 in the Oakland hills neighborhood of Montclair sometime in 2019.
COW HOLLOW — A restaurant in the former Lasan Indian Cuisine space has secured a Type 41 beer and wine license for an eating establishment by the name of Sade.
NORTH BEACH — A business called Miki Ramen at 620 Broadway will replace the shuttered Mayan eatery Panuchos. A timeline for its opening isn’t clear.
INNER RICHMOND — 832 Clement, formerly Grindz Hawaiian eatery, will become Lovessy, an Asian-fusion restaurant with souffles and more.
EAST OAKLAND — Pho King Restaurant is moving into the Lucky Supermarket Plaza near Lake Merritt at 207 E 18th Street, occupying the former Merritt Bakery space. When it opens in August, it will replace the existing International Boulevard location of the pho restaurant.
INNER RICHMOND — A pop-up called Breadbelly SF is reportedly on its way to a permanent home at 1408 Clement Street, the former Heartbaker bakery site.
NORTH BEACH — Palermo II Delicatessen, the reincarnation of a family owned Italian deli that previously operated nearby (until 2008), is almost ready to open at 658 Vallejo
CHINATOWN — A new bubble tea shop called Boba Butt is coming to 714 Kearny Street. The owner says he let his children name the place, which is now hiring.
MISSION — 819 Valencia Street, formerly a location of Osha Thai, will become something called the Brew Coop. Little more is known.
SAINT HELENA — Gott’s Roadside owner, winemaker Joel Gott, is opening a market called the Station in the retail portion of Napa Valley Petroleum (1153 Main Street).
LOWER HAIGHT — A restaurant called Kibatsu is headed to the former Lodge space at 400 Haight Street.
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — A new business called Fire & Brew is headed to 81 Jefferson Street, but details about it are scant so far.
COW HOLLOW — A new bar called White Rabbit is opening in the former Matrix space at 3138 Fillmore Street. It’s from the same folks — the PlumpJack Group.
UNION SQUARE — Hashida Sushi will open in August, expanding from Tokyo into a space in the Hotel Abri.
INNER SUNSET — Tartine looks to be expanding with an intriguing new lease in the Inner Sunset at 1225 9th Avenue. The business won’t say what it might be up to there, so stay tuned.
SOMA — Luke’s Lobster, a New York-founded chain with 29 locations, will open at 92 Second Street in SoMa this Fall. It’s the first of what could be a whole school of California locations.
FIDI — The Melt is moving in on 455 Market Street, its third SF Location for grilled cheese sandwiches and more.
MISSION — Something called Gourmonade is apparently opening a window in the former flower shop kiosk in the Sutter Health building at 899 Valencia. Wonder what they’ll sell.
SOMA — ALX Gastropub, a new, casual spinoff of Alexander’s Steakhouse, is in the works for 680 Folsom Street (between Third and Hawthorne). The chef will be Jessie Lugo, who brings her experience at Alexander’s to the new restaurant.
LOWER PAC HEIGHTS — A new ice cream shop called Fillmore Street Creamery will reportedly open at 840 Fillmore Street with a variety of homemade gelato and sorbetto. Another location is in the plans for 1 Franklin Street.
MISSION — Shabu House, a location of the chain Japanese Eatery, is opening at 1050 Valencia (at Hill Street between 21st and 22nd Streets).
ALAMO SQUARE — Divisadero will get a dose of Loving Cup, the blended-to-order frozen yogurt shop. The sixth of the chain’s locations, it will open at 608 Divisadero (between Hayes and Grove Streets).
SOMA — The Metreon is set to become the first US home of Tsuta, a Tokyo-based ramen restaurant that was that city’s first to receive a Michelin star.
TENDERLOIN — Palace of Spices, a 300-seat Indian buffet restaurant from the owner of Gorkha Kitchen at 9th and Judah, will open at 173 Eddy.
TEMESCAL — A new Temescal beer hall, going by the name Bierhaus and seemingly from the owners of a Mountain View restaurant of the same name, is reportedly headed to 364 40th Street.
WEST OAKLAND — Soba Ichi, a new restaurant from the Ippuku team focused on making soba noodles from scratch, is opening in what was once Fusebox at 2311A Magnolia Street.
SOMA — A popular Peninsula spot for Israeli food including hummus, Oren’s Hummus, is opening in San Francisco at 71 Third Street in mid-July.
UNION SQUARE — Claude Le Tohic, a James Beard award winning chef, has four businesses bound for a massive new project called ONE65 at 165 O’Farrell. They’re a patisserie/bakery, a bistro, a lounge, and a fine dining restaurant that will together span six floors.
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — Wahlburgers, the Boston-based burger chain founded by Mark Wahlberg and brothers, is opening by winter 2018 at Pier 39.
DOWNTOWN OAKLAND — Peet’s Coffee is headed to a new location at 1615 Broadway.
INNER RICHMOND — A new location for Chomp N’ Swig is planned at 5203 Geary Boulevard, but owner Albert Rodriguez says he must first crowd fund his way open.
HAYES VALLEY — 1594-1596 Market Street, the former Pastry Cupboard, which moved to Palo Alto, will become an expansion of its next door neighbor Javalencia.
INNER RICHMOND — The former Harvest Wheat Field Bakery space at 431 Clement appears to be changing hands to the same owners as the wonderfully named Fancy Wheat Field Bakery chain.
SONOMA — MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa will receive an influx of new restaurants from celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian.
ALAMO SQUARE — Ju-Ni will bring chef/owner Tomy Cleary’s Hina Yakitori to Divisadero with a new “yakitori omakase” concept.
PALO ALTO — Ramen Nagi, a Tokyo-founded ramen chain, will open its first US location in Palo Alto this month.
LOWER PAC HEIGHTS — Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz, a chef couple currently of the pop-up Istanbul Modern, are pursuing a casual, brick-and-mortar restaurant in the former Thai Stick space, to be called Noosh.
MISSION — The Chapel’s new restaurant will arrive later this month with trippy art and a new food menu under the name Curio.
MISSION — A do-it-yourself ramen restaurant that’s part cooking class, part dinner, will open in the soon-to-be-former George’s BBQ space at 3231 24th Street. The new business will be called The Story of Ramen.
COW HOLLOW — MINA Test Kitchen will get a dose of bloody Mary madness with Diane’s Bloody Mary Bar & Brunch, a concept that’s new to the space but has already appeared at Mina’s Tailgate at Levi’s Stadium during NFL Season.
DOGPATCH — Ungrafted, a wine bar and restaurant from two hospitality veterans, is bound for Dogpatch at 2419 3rd Street. Proprietors hope it will open in late summer.
PALO ALTO — Salt & Straw’s flavors will arrive at 250 University Avenue in Palo Alto this fall, as well as in Burlingame, as the ice cream business gets bigger.
OAKLAND — Halal Guys’ next stop is the former Plum Bar/Locol space in Uptown Oakland
BERKELEY — Zino, a new Mediterranean restaurant, will replace Five at 2086 Allston Way. Chef Brandon Hicks is behind the new menu, and the restaurant opens after June 18.
FIDI — A new bar from the Bourbon and Branch/Future Bars group is bound for the Claude Lane space recently vacated by the restaurant Gitane after 11 years.
OAKLAND — Temescal’s Lanesplitter Pizza Location will become an Artichoke Basille’s branch this fall as its owners focus on their other locations
BERKELEY — Tammy’s Chicken In Waffles, a food cart known for its chicken baked right into waffle batter, is getting ready to open a permanent location near the Cal campus.
OAKLAND — Chinatown is getting a new boba shop called OneZo, whose concoctions feature Pokémon-inspired boba. The address of the shop will be 362 8th Street.
COW HOLLOW — Cow Marlowe, which is exactly the Cow Hollow version of Marlowe it sounds like it would be, is opening in the now-closed Eastside West at 3145 Fillmore Street in September
OAKLAND — Temescal’s former Pain Shop space will become a wine bar called Prima Materia, presumably serving wine from the Lake County winery of the same name.
SAN RAMON — Charles Phan plans to open a new location of The Slanted Door at the City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. That development will open in the fall if all goes according to plan.
FIDI — A second SF location of Sajj Mediterranean Grill is planned for 88 Belden Place in the Financial District. Other locations of the chain are in Mountain View and Sunnyvale.
TENDERLOIN — Barnzu, a restaurant for Korean small plates, has only been open for 7 months but is already plotting its expansion to the former Lafayette Coffee Shop Space at 250 Hyde.
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — Supreme Crab is taking over the former Joe’s Crab Shack location at 245 Jefferson Street, but not much about the project is known.
ROCKRIDGE — Boichik Bagels, a pop-up bagel operation that’s been gaining steam in the East Bay, will open for good in the former home of the first Noah’s New York Bagels. Expect that sometime late this year.
INNER RICHMOND — Hong Kong-style tea restaurant (cha chaan teng) called Venus Cafe is opening in the former space of Wei Lee Chinese Food & Donuts, offering both traditional and Western dishes like French toast.
SOMA — A bar and restaurant dedicated to Giants nostalgia, called Pine Tar Bar and Grill, is opening in what was previously Codeword and DNA Pizza. It’ll have cocktails, beer, wine, and “upscale comfort food.”
OAKLAND — Halftime Sports Bar, a dedicated Warriors spot, is expanding from downtown Oakland to Temescal. It’s going into the Urbano Latino space on Telegraph.
OAKLAND — Temescal is receiving an all-day restaurant and bar in the former Marc 49 space on Telegraph. North Light will bring breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffe, and cocktails to the neighborhood, plus a patio.
MISSION BAY — Stagecoach Greens is rolling into Mission Bay this summer, bringing beer, cocktails, and putt-putt golf to Fourth Street. Food trucks will provide the snacks.
MENLO PARK — Camper, a new restaurant from chef-partner Greg Kuzia-Carmel, partner Logan Levant of LA’s Buttercream Bakery, and Roland Passot’s dining group is bound for Menlo Park.
UPPER HAIGHT — What the Cluck, a Thai-style chicken restaurant, is on its way to 1782 Haight Street.
MARINA — The folks behind Biergarten are on their way to Fort Mason, bringing a new beer hall called Radhaus to the historic former military site.
CHINATOWN — Moon Gate, a new upstairs lounge with dumplings and drinks, is almost ready above Mister Jiu’s.
MISSION BAY — A new beer garden and mini golf course from nearby SPARK Social is headed into an empty lot in developing Mission Bay, to be called Parklab Gardens.
SOMA — Mr. East Kitchen is bound for 276 5th Street, where it will serve breakfast fare and food with Vietnamese influences.
RUSSIAN HILL — Mac and cheese purveyor MAC’D, known for their customizable mac and cheese bowls in the Marina, is opening in Russian Hill at an undisclosed second location.
UPTOWN OAKLAND — Hello Stranger, a new nightclub and lounge, is on its way to Uptown Oakland, opening at 1724 Broadway (right above the 19th Street BART station).
JACK LONDON SQUARE — Farmhouse Thai is opening a new location in Jack London Square, building on its popularity in San Francisco. The space is the former Jack’s Oyster Bar.
INNER SUNSET — Yo Tambien is moving into the former Wooly Pig space with “tropical-local” vibes and Venezuelan-Californian food from wife-and-wife team Isabella Bertorelli and Kenzie Benesh.
MISSION — A replacement for Ken Ken Ramen, Ramen Well, is on its way. The new business comes from formerly Chicago based chef Harold Jurado.
MISSION — Stonemill Matcha is almost ready to take over the Valencia Street storefront once home to Bar Tartine.
SANTA ROSA — Willi’s Wine Bar will rise from the ashes of the Tubbs Fire in a new location with owners Mark and Terri Stark hoping to have it open on October 9, 2018 — exactly a year after it was destroyed.
DOGPATCH — Traci Des Jardins’ new, weeknight-only bar, appropriately called School Night, is due to open soon at the Dogpatch event space The Pearl.
CASTRO — Beloved brunch spot Kitchen Story, whose Millionaire’s bacon draws regular lines, is expanding with Dessert Story for sweets next door. That’s to be located in what was formerly Ike’s Place at 3489 16th Street.
DOGPATCH — First-time restaurateur and chef Heena Patel, a La Cocina alum, is taking over the Alta MSP space from veteran chef Daniel Patterson’s Alta Group to realize her vision for a Gujarati/Californian restaurant, Besharam, which translates to “shameless.” She’ll be open in the 1275 Minnesota Street space as soon as next month.
UNION SQUARE — A restaurant called Spice Kitchen is apparently taking over the 432 Sutter Street Space that was previously a location of Osha Thai.
FILLMORE — Hollywood Café is bound for 1545 Fillmore in the former Won Mi Korean BBQ Space. The newcomer appears to be a restaurant for breakfast and brunch with pancakes and omelets, plus Korean food like bibimbap and kimchi fried rice, and even innovations like “nacho chili pizza.”
NOE VALEY — Douglas, a new market at 1598 Sanchez Street (at 29th Street) is headed in with cooking supplies, wine, and more foodstuffs.
MISSION — SoCal roaster Klatch Coffee is opening a NorCal location at 2567 Mission Street (at 22nd Street), with another SF location on the way as well.
MARINA — BOHO, a new restaurant at 3321 Steiner, is opening in April for an eclectic menu from a chef with experience at Absinthe and Cavallo Point.
DOGPATCH — Schoolnight, a weeknight-only bar in the Pearl event space, is in the works from Traci Des Jardins and her bar director at Arguello, Enrique Sanchez.
MISSION — Dancing Yak is bound for the former Babu Ji space on Valencia, where it will arrive soon with Nepali cuisine and drinks.
BERKELEY — The Butcher’s Son, a vegan restaurant, is opening in the former Maker’s Common space at 1954 University Ave.
OAKLAND — Roam Artisan Burgers is headed to 1951 Telegraph Avenue where it will open soon with the creative burgers and shakes for which its other locations are already known.
CHINATOWN — Chocolate Chair, a growing dessert chain, is bringing its Dragon’s Breath liquid nitrogen balls and more treats to Chinatown at 730 Grant Avenue. That’s on top of existing Union Square and Westfield Centre locations, plus another headed to the Castro.
SOMA — A fine dining and fine art restaurant/gallery called Palette is bound for 155 12th Street from chef/artist Peter Hemsley, who has worked at Quince.
MISSION BAY — Taiwanese shaved snow shop Powder is opening its second location in the city at Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North. An exact opening date isn’t yet clear.
MISSION — Mixt is headed to the former La Rondalla space on Valencia, bringing a “salad lounge” and more.
NORTH BEACH — Lush Gelato will take over the space recently ceded by Gelateria Nia at 520 Columbus Avenue. It’s not clear when the newcomer will take the reigns.
FIDI — 357 Kearny Street, formerly the Harrow space, will become Freshroll Vietnamese Rolls & Bowls, the third of that chain.
MARINA — Project Juice is coming to cleanse the Marina, but doesn’t yet have an opening date for its healthy juices, bowls, and smoothies. It will take on the space at 2234 Chestnut, formerly La Panotiq Bakery and Café.
CASTRO — Palo Alto-based Indonesian eatery Indo Restaurant is opening a new location at 18th and Hartford in the Castro, taking over the space that was formerly home to Mekong Kitchen. It’s expected to debut on March 15th. Dishes include spicy coconut fried rice (with shrimp, peas, carrots, cabbage and pickled onions), lamb korma, and chicken satay.
GHIRARDELLI SQUARE — Dim sum from the Koi Palace folks is headed to the former Waxman’s space in Ghirardelli square. The offshoot of the Daly City-based restaurant will be called Palette, and is in the early planning stages.
DOGPATCH — Wooly Pig Cafe is relocating its Inner Sunset sandwich oasis to Dogpatch, where it will eventually reopen at 2295 Third Street (at 20th Street) in the former Dogpatch Cafe space.
SAN JOSE — The estimated arrival isn’t before 2020, but a Shake Shack, Chick Fil-A, and a Trader Vic’s location are headed to the San Jose airport, making SFO and OAK jealous, no doubt.
SANTA ROSA — A specialty market and restaurant from two native Santa Rosans is on the way to 208 Davis Street. It’s called Miracle Plum, and it will feature homemade jams and grab-and-go foods.
JACKSON SQUARE — Nico gave up its Michelin Star when it decided to leave Laurel Heights and take a break before relocating to Jackson Square. The restaurant, led by Andrea Delaroque and chef Nicolas Delaroque, will be ready in the former Bocadillos space in early April.
NORTH BEACH — The Il Casaro people are opening a new restaurant in the former Panta Rei space, and it’s going to be a Roman-style pinsa and pizza restaurant called Barbara Pinseria & Cocktail Bar with a dine-in and a to-go component.
FILLMORE — John Litz, a co-founder of Lazy Bear, is opening an unrelated restaurant in the 2001 Fillmore Space that was most recently Thai Stick. More details to come.
SOMA — Eat Sushi is reportedly opening with its on-the-nose name at 1516 Folsom Street, a space that’s changed concepts several times. No word on timing.
ST. HELENA — Napa microbrewer Mad Fritz has a new taproom headed to downtown St. Helena, probably in April. The brewery makes small quantities of beer from locally-grown ingredients.
SOMA — Cocosueno is opening under the dome in the Westfield Centre, bringing the popular margaritas and Mexican food of nearby Tropisueno to a second location.
MARINA — A new higher-end Starbucks offering, Starbucks Reserve, is almost ready to open for an elevated, curated, yada yada experience at 1889 Union Street. It will provide an alternative for those who don’t wish to shop at the original, low-end Starbucks that’s literally next door. The first SF Starbucks Reserve to open is downtown on Mission Street.
BAYVIEW — Two brothers, Olton and Dade Rensch, are opening Tallio’s Coffee & Tea sometime this spring. The location will be 4912 Third Street: It was formerly the Bayview Barber College.
OAKLAND — Brothers Daniel and Samuel Kang along with their parents are opening Dosirak Shop at 366 Grand Avenue, bringing a new Korean food option to Oakland’s Adam’s Point neighborhood.
MISSION — Piri Pica is coming to the former Frjtz location on Valencia Street, with Portuguese fast-casual dishes centered on piri piri chicken from the chef behind Uma Casa.
JACK LONDON SQUARE — Reem Assil is expanding from her Fruitvale bakery with a restaurant in the former Haven space, partnering with Daniel Patterson. The new restaurant will be called Dyafa.
TENDERLOIN — The team behind Papito is bringing Papi’s, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant, to the former Huxley space in the Tenderloin. That will open at 846 Geary in early March.
CASTRO — In a naming coincidence, a bar and restaurant called Papi Rico is headed to the Castro at 544 Castro Street in the old Dante’s Table space, seeking to channel the vibes of Puerto Vallarta’s gay bar scene.
CHINATOWN — Poke Delish is taking on a space at 708 Kearny, after departing the Myriad Food Hall which is closing on Market Street.
COW HOLLOW — Dominique’s Crenn’s eagerly awaited wine bar, Bar Crenn, is opening on March 13 next to her flagship restaurant Atelier Crenn.
CIVIC CENTER — Boba Guys and Sunday Bird are opening in SF’S Asian Art Museum with a venture called Sunday at the Museum. They’re targeting a March 16th opening date.
NAPA — Gran Electrica, a spinoff of a popular Brooklyn Mexican restaurant, is opening a offshoot in downtown Napa at 1313 Main Street.
TEMESECAL — Japantown ramen shop Marufuku will add an East Bay sibling, opening in Temescal at 4828 Telegraph Avenue on February 28.
MARINA — Souvla, the Greek fast casual chain that’s taken the city by storm, is opening next in the Marina on Chestnut Street. An exact date for the opening isn’t yet clear
MISSION — Anthony Strong, formerly of Locanda and the pop-up Young Fava, is opening in the former Hog & Rocks Space, though he’s not sharing a name or the direction, exactly, of the forthcoming restaurant,
MISSION — The Tamale Lady’s brick and mortar is (still) on the way to 2943 16th Street, though construction delays have slowed progress. The popular roaming tamale operation from Virigina Ramos is expected in the spring. In the meantime, she was seen selling her wares at The Lucky Horseshoe on Cortland this weekend.
LOWER HAIGHT — 262 Divisadero Street coffee shop space, formerly Repose, will be Native Twins Coffee after a remodel. It’s from two local twins who have already created a line of granola.
OAKLAND — Blue Nile Ethiopian is coming to Lakeside at 160 14th Street. An opening timeline isn’t clear.
COW HOLLOW — Shake Shack is eyeing a location in the former Real Foods market space at Fillmore and Filbert. It hopes to open there early next year, marking the first SF location of the popular burger chain.
OAKLAND — Tasty Phở wishes to bring food true to its name to 200 International Blvd in the former New King restaurant space.
EMBARCADERO — Cento Osteria, from chef Donato Scotti and partner Gianluca Guglielmi (Donato & Co. in Berkeley and the now-closed Oakland Desco), is opening for Italian cuisine at 1000 Brannan Street as soon as April.
JAPANTOWN — Matcha Café Maiko is bringing matcha soft serve and many other matcha-based products to Japantown. An opening February is expected.
HEALDSBURG — Duke’s Common, a collaboration between Duke’s Spirited Cocktails and chef Shane McAnelly of local restaurants including The Brass Rabbi, is opening sometime next month, providing much-needed late night bites to the neighborhood.
MID-MARKET — Bake Cheese Tart, the first US location of a Hokkaido-based business, is headed to the Westfield Centre, where it will take over from a former Peet’s Coffee location. Their specialty: Cream cheese mousse-filled tarts.
MISSION — Beehive, from chef-owner Phil West of Range and his partners at the Treasury, will open in February or thereabouts in the former Range space at 842 Valencia with a mid-century sensibility.
JACKSON SQUARE — Michael and Lindsay Tusk of Quince and Cotogna are opening Verjus at 528-555 Washington Street sometime this spring, serving an all-day menu of French cuisine with produce from their Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas.
UNION SQUARE — Tartine is working on a project, details of which are scant, for the Hotel G. in Union Square. Stay tuned as they replace original plans, now scuttled, that included the April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman team.
ALAMEDA — The Rake, a taproom from the state’s first craft malthouse since prohibition, is opening on Alameda Island. It will pour 20 beers made with Admiral Maltings’ new malt, and serve food to match.
UNION SQAURE — Gong Cha, a new bubble tea business is on its way to 272 O’Farrell Street between Mason and Powell.
TEMESCAL — Stay Gold Deli is preparing to open in Temescal, an expansion from the popular barbecue and deli restaurant’s West Oakland location.
BERKELEY — Augie’s Montreal Deli, which was previously a pop-up known as Augie’s Smoke Meat, is opening in Berkeley for Montreal-style beef ribs, smoked meat sandwiches, rye bread, potato latkes, and poutine. To prove its Canadian bona fides, it’ll screen hockey games.
SFO — SF dining all stars Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao, Gabriela Cámara of Cala, and Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of Tartine are opening a big group venture in SFO’s International Terminal this summer, to be called Manufactory Food Hall.
PALO ALTO — The Chickery, a DC chicken chain, is on its way to Palo Alto, where it will open at 3850 El Camino Real for all kinds of chicken this January.
PORTOLA — Churn Urban Creamery will go from pop-up to brick-and-mortar operation in the Portola. The ice cream make, Rica Sunga-Kwan, sources ingredients from her own garden and makes dairy as well as non-dairy flavors. She’ll open inside the Avenue theater space in late spring.
LIVERMORE — Tartine and Outerlands vets Bill Niles and Sarah Niles are settling down with a new restaurant in Livermore to be called Range Life. It could open as soon as February.
JACK LONDON SQUARE — Elbo Room is opening a new space in Jack London Square in the former Night Light space, and like the beloved Mission location, it will be a bar and lounge below with a performance space above.
WALNUT CREEK — Pokeatery, a poke restaurant with locations in San Mateo and Castro Valley as well as Austin, Texas, is opening next in Walnut creek by the end of the year. Expect bowls, poke avocado toast, and dole whip floats at 1345 Newell Ave. Suite B.
CASTRO — Park Gyros Castro is opening in the recently-shuttered Slider’s Diner space at 449 Castro Street sometime early next year. The new Mediterranean restaurant is owned by Ali Yaldiz, who operates Tuba Authentic Turkish Restaurant in the Mission and an Inner Sunset location of Park Gyros.
UNION SQUARE — August Hall and Fifth Arrow are planning to open this spring in the former Ruby Skye/Slide space at 420 Mason Street. They’re a concert venue and its assosciated downstairs bar and kitchen with a gaming parlor featuring a small bowling alley.
PETALUMA — Stockhome, a new, counter-service restaurant from the couple behind PLÄJ in Hayes Valley, is opening in Petaluma for Swedish street food, much of it with Turkish influences.
SOMA — Birdsong, a restaurant from former Atelier Crenn chef de cuisine Chris Bleidorn and inspired by the Pacific Northwest, is getting ready to open early next year in the former AQ space.
MID-MARKET — The current but soon-to-be former Alta space on Mid-Market will become Kaya, a partnership between Nigel Jones of Kingston 11 in Oakland and Daniel Patterson, who will move his original Alta location down the street. Kaya is slated to open in mid-January.
EMBARCADERO — Saisons’s horizons are expanding as the restaurant, which boasts three Michelin stars, opens a new, more casual eatery in the former Chaya space. The restaurant, a raw bar and grill, will be called Angler, and it will have a twin in Los Angeles at the Beverly Center.
MISSION — True Laurel, a bar from the Lazy Bear team, is gearing up to open with a cocktail tasting menu at 753 Alabama Street. The idea is for a restaurant vibe during dinner that morphs into a bar later in the evening.
RUSSIAN HILL — Philz wants to open a 14th store in San Francisco, this one in the former Russian Hill Bookstore on Polk Street. Because it’s formula retail, though, it would require special dispensation from the neighborhood.
EMBARCADERO — Vive La Tarte is stationing an outpost at the Ferry Building, where it will serve more stuffed croissants and traditional pastries plus salads and sandwiches. A January opening is in the works.
MISSION — Argentinian spot Flor de Cafe plans to open at 1020 Valencia Street for lomito sandwiches and more.
UNION SQUARE — A new location of Rooster & Rice is headed to the former Urban Picnic space at 125 Kearny, the 3rd in the khao mun ghai restaurant chain.
NOE VALLEY — Hi-Way Burger and Fry is aiming to open in the former Caskhouse space on 24th Street. They’re currently renovating the space and applying for a new license to sell beer and wine.
JACK LONDON SQUARE — Oakland is due to get a cider taproom from popular local cider maker Crooked City. The space is 222 Broadway.
UPPER HAIGHT — Mediterranean pizzeria Bizza is opening at 1463 Haight Street to address the area’s munchies issues with pizza, calzones, wings, and fusion items like falafel pizza.
POTRERO HILL — Truly Mediterranean, whose falafel and kebabs have been a hit with Missionites since 1992, is expanding from 16th Street to a Potrero Hill spot at 1010 Potrero Avenue (at 22nd Street). The new location is expected to open early in the new year.
SOUTH BEACH — Proper Food is expanding still with its 9th SF location for work-friendly lunch at 2 Embarcadero Center. It’s coming soon with Monday to Friday hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MISSION — Morgan Schick and Josh Harris, the Bon Vivants of BV Hospitality, are setting off on their next adventure with a new cocktail bar, Bon Voyage. The space (at 584 Valencia) has been empty for some time, and was formerly Urchin Bistrot. Like their previous bar, Trick Dog, the duo hopes to make Bon Voyage “fun and full of energy” when it opens, perhaps in February.
RUSSIAN HILL — Philz Coffee aims to take over the now-closed Russian Hill Bookstore space on Polk Street, filing the necessary paper work with the city. Stay tuned to see how the now sizable coffee chain fairs with locals and officials.
NORTH BEACH — The Square will become a Christmas-themed cocktail pop-up and then after the holidays, Lillie Coit’s, a new restaurant named for the strong-willed benefactor of Coit Tower. That arrives this spring.
HAYES VALLEY — The FiDi’s Meatball Bar is bringing more of its spherical meats to the masses in Hayes Valley. The new location will be a 50-seat restaurant, and plans for weekend (meatball?) brunch are in the works.
OAKLAND — Supasit Puttikaew has departed his position as chef de cuisine at San Francisco’s Hawker Fare to open his own Thai and Laotian restaurant, which will be called Funky Elephant. Puttikaew has secured the former Doughnut Dolly space for the project — the doughnut shop shut down in March.
WALNUT CREEK — Gott’s Roadside, the Napa-founded burger chain, is pulling into Walnut Creek at 1275 South Main Street, as announced some time ago. Now the opening date, “early December,” draws near.
TEMESCAL — The former Rosamunde sausage grill on Telegraph is getting new life with Bird and Buffalo moving in, though details are nil at this point. Rosamunde’s Oakland outpost closed at the end of July.
WALNUT CREEK — Bourbon Highway is taking taking a new road in the former Library on Main Space in Walnut Creek. The new restaurant is opening with a country theme and live music plus comfort food and brown liquors by the end of the month.
BERKELEY — Ici Ice Cream is expanding from the Elmwood neighborhood into downtown Berkeley, taking a spot at 2079 University Avenue. Owner Mary Canales, a former pastry chef at Chez Panisse, is known for her use of local, organic ingredients, and her second location will open later this month.
PETALUMA — San Diego’s Patio Restaurant Group is moving north with a location in Petaluma, a chicken-centric restaurant to be called Chicken Pharm. It opens this month at 132 Keller Street in the former Tuttle Drug Store, hence the “pharm” of the name.
BERKELEY — Café Reveille is coming to Berkeley’s Fourth Street, marking the fifth location of the SF coffee chain. Beyond coffee, it will have a full menu and kitchen, plus a 700-square-foot enclosed outdoor patio.
OUTER SUNSET — A cocktail bar from surfer Matt Lopez and Carlos Yturria, co-owner of The Treasury, will open in November at 46th Street and Taraval. It’s called White Cap, and will feature a quarterly rotating menu of cocktails from Yturria that also includes use of a slushie machine.
NAPA — A popular Boston area deli is heading West to Napa: Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions plans to open at 1201 Main Street in Napa, near the Oxbow Market. Moody’s chef/owner Joshua Smith, Eater Boston’s 2014 chef of the year, is planning a combination deli and restaurant, selling his own charcuterie, bagels, and more up front and offering a sit-down experience in the back.
SOMA — The Deli Board is expanding its immense, meaty sandwich-making operation to the former location of Fenix, on Mission St. It’ll be a larger space, where owner Adam Mesnick says he’ll test a rotating menu of experimental sandwiches. It’s projected to open in January 2018.
HAYES VALLEY — Wise Sons will officially open its Hayes Valley location on October 31. It’s a small space, but will open seven days a week for bagels, pastrami sandwiches, and Stumptown Coffee.
OAKLAND — Zys_Oakland won’t be open til fall of 2018 if all goes well. When it does, it’ll be an upscale, vegetarian restaurant with inclusive hiring practices (with a focus on the formerly incarcerated). Stay tuned for more as it nails down a location and chef.
MISSION — Beloved Valencia brunch spot Boogaloos, billed as a pop-up but essentially permanent, was closed by a massive rent hike two years ago and a fire that caused interior damage. But it will return, Mission Local has learned. The landlord of the space, formerly a pharmacy, didn’t get a taker on his quadrupled rent, so he’s dropping it back to earth, from $17,000 to $7,500 a month, and Boogaloos will be back, with a vague timeframe for the reopening. [Mission Local]
CASTRO — Papi Rico, inspired by Puerto Vallarta, is coming to the Castro from the team behind Finn Town Tavern.They’re taking on the former Dante’s Table space at 544 Castro street, and promising tacos, churros, and a full liquor license for margaritas and more. [EaterWire]
BERKELEY — CC Made is opening for granola and coffee in the former Flour & CO. space on University Avenue. Proprietor Cassandra Chen hopes to open her cafe in November, and it’s an opportunity for fans of the late Café Fanny, whose granola lives on in packages, to get it by the bowl-full again: Chen runs Fanny Granola, spun-off of the cafe. [EaterWire]
EMERYVILLE — C Casa tacos are headed to the Emeryville Public Market, the second location for the brand that started in the Oxbow Market in downtown Napa seven years back. Tacos are happening by the end of the year, says founder Catherine Bergen. [EaterWire]
TENDERLOIN — Get stoked for Gibson, the live fire focused restaurant from chef Robin Song that’s opening this Thursday, October 5 in the remodeled Hotel Bijou. Song made a name for himself at Hog & Rocks, and at Gibson, hopes to show of the “elemental” power of food cooked over an open flame. [Inside Scoop]
GRAND LAKE — The Grand Fare Market space, which has been dormant since late last year, has a new lease on life with an as-yet-unnamed project from Charlie Hallowell, the chef and restaurateur behind Pizzaiolo, Penrose, and more. He’s in the early planning stages of opening a breakfast, lunch, and probably dinner affair, though details are few so far. [EaterWire]
TEMESCAL — This is more of a coming detraction than a coming attraction, but there’s word that a Noah’s New York Bagels location will take over the space left empty by the popular local Genova Delicatessen. Genova closed in 2016, citing rent increases and increased cost of doing business in Oakland. No such problem for the large bagel chain, it seems. [EaterWire]
EMBARCADERO — Chef Tanya Holland has scored a forthcoming Ferry Building space for a slice of her Oakland soul food restaurant Brown Sugar Kitchen, to be called Brown Sugar Kitchen Counter. A timeline for the opening isn’t clear as she simultaneously works to open an Uptown Oakland space. [EaterWire]
RUSSIAN HILL — After wine bar Mason Pacific’s closure, a replacement is in sight with AltoVino from Claudio Villani of InoVino in Cole Valley. At the moment, Villani is making changes to the interior, and hopes to open by Christmas for Italian cuisine with plenty of wine and vermouth. [TableHopper]
TREASURE ISLAND — Mersea is putting down anchor on Treasure Island in late October. Chef Park Ulrich, who is used to cooking for crowds gazing out over the water at restaurants Epic Steak and Waterbar, partnered with co-founder/investor MeeSun Boice on the project. Diners can look forward to Latin and Asian influenced food served in structure composed of recycled shipping containers. [EaterWire]
TEMESCAL — Hawking Bird, a fast-casual spinoff of Hawker Fare, which is defunct in Oakland but remains in SF, is bound for the Blackwater Station space. The focus will be on the poached chicken and rice dish khao mun gai. [EaterWire]
FRUITVALE — Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood lost the craft beer bar The Half Orange, but it’s set to gain Nyum Bai, a Cambodian restaurant that opened a space in Emeryville’s Public Market earlier this year but is already graduating to the brick-and-mortar big time. [EaterWire]
GHIRARDELLI SQUARE — San Francisco Brewing Co. is planning a restaurant, brewery and taproom all with a spacious patio. The operation has plans to open next spring. [EaterWire]
CASTRO — A Scandinavian breakfast and lunch restaurant, Kantine, has been approved to convert a former laundromat on Market Street. While the owners build out their space, customers can find Kantine’s Danish sprouted rye bread in stores. [EaterWire]
NOPA — Arcade bar and venue Emporium is gearing up for an opening sometime this fall. It’s a branch of a popular Chicago gaming bar, and the space is a historic former theater space. [EaterWire]
SOMA — The former Coachman space has a taker in City Beer, the bottle shop and taproom, which will relocate to gain space. City Beer’s focus (beer) and retail component will remain, but in the restaurant space, it will also add a full menu. [EaterWire]