The sign at Cockscomb. Photo from Cockscomb’s Instagram feed.
According to a Craigslist ad, Chris Cosentino’s latest, ~COCKSCOMB~ is opening in SoMa very very soon. We couldn’t confirm anything, but test dinners (or a soft opening) appear to be under way. They are currently seeking a “shuck and swallow champion…the best oyster shucker” to join their team within the week, and reservations are available for Monday December 1st, so they definitely sound super close. 564 4th St. at Brannan, 415-974-0700.
Somebody call Meg Ryan: there’s a new Mexican restaurant coming to the Castro, with the distinct name of ~TACORGASMICO~. Hoodline reports that it’s moving into the former Blue Restaurant space on Market, though no other details are available, except that a sign in the window promises to offer “simple Mexican pleasures.” Gross. 2337 Market St. at Noe.
Okay, all you New Englanders who miss that taste of home: Dunkin’ Donuts is officially opening outposts in the Bay Area in 2016. The company’s westward expansion has been slow, but The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the orange and pink will be opening 13 locations in the San Jose area, along with 26 in San Francisco and surrounding areas. So we traded Pablo, and all we got in return was a bucket of iced hazelnut coffee? Actually, that sounds pretty good right about now…make it a regulah.