The bar at Masa’s.
This column is turning into a beast, so I’m gonna keep this entry short: chef Gregory Short of ~MASA’S~ is offering a new tapas menu on Fridays at the Masa’s Bar from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Items include Ibérico ham croquettes ($9), saucisson d’homard ($12), a scallop mousseline with Maine lobster, housemade choucroute, and pickled vegetables. Seating is very limited: there are just four seats. (Which is why it’s one of my favorite little sneaky bars.)
~CAFÉ DES AMIS~ is now running a “Le Temps Entre” happy hour promotion, which includes $1 oysters, a $5 Moscow Mule, a glass of wine ($5 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc), and a beer ($5 Trumer Pilsner). The menu is subject to change, but will always include oysters, a cocktail, a glass of wine, and a beer for the prices listed above. Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm.
~OZUMO SAN FRANCISCO~ has launched a Sundays-only prix-fixe menu option. For $45, diners get four courses; the debut menu includes a choice of tuna tataki salad, shira-ae (roasted Chiogga beets and nama yuba tofu), or miso soup; a sushi course; and main course options like burikama (roasted yellowtail collar) or Jidori chicken; plus dessert. Begins at 5:30pm. There will also be wine and sake specials.