The (often crowded) patio at Hog Island Oyster Bar. Photo by Ed Anderson Photography, courtesy Hog Island Oyster Co.
Turns out that rumor from a couple of weeks ago was true: ~HOG ISLAND OYSTER BAR~ will indeed be expanding into the Ferry Plaza Seafood location next door. The move will more than double the current size of the restaurant, which will definitely be a welcome change for their many oyster-slurping fans. Construction will begin in January 2014 (Cass Calder Smith is behind the design); look for a full bar, expanded menu, communal tables, and, of course, a killer view. 1 Ferry Building.