Photo by Daniel Azarkman.
Now open in the former Burger Joint space is ~PALMYRA~ (they opened on Wednesday January 26th). The owner is from Syria, and offers a menu of falafel, shawarma, hummus plates, with the addition of rotisserie chicken, espresso, and a morning breakfast menu. Most of it is pretty inexpensive. For now they are open daily 7am-9pm, with hours subject to change. 700 Haight St. at Pierce, 415-896-4172.
Grub Street notes that ~SHABU PUB~ is opening in the former Mazu space in the Inner Richmond. The dinner menu includes American style-kobe beef shabu shabu (regular $13.99, large $16.99), which comes with assorted vegetables, udon, rice, and ice cream. According to the website (with animation galore), it will be open daily 11am-2am. 3809 Geary Blvd. at 2nd Ave., 415-668-9688.