The exterior of La PanotiQ, now open on Chestnut. Photo from Facebook.
Back in August, we reported on the new La Capra Coffee in SoMa from the brothers Rosenthal of Town Hall, Salt House, and Anchor & Hope. Their expansion in the neighborhood continues, with a new pizza joint called ~JERSEY~. As the name would suggest, it’s a New Jersey-style, full-service pizza place. Pies will be the focus, but other dishes will also be available, Scoop reports. The current timeline is a February opening. 145 2nd St. at Minna.
Adding to the bakery madness in town is ~LA PANOTIQ~ in the Marina. As previously reported, this is the second location of the small bakery chain, which started in Campbell. Chowhound caught the opening, which appears to be just one of several planned outposts, including Noe Valley, Berkeley, Livermore, and Mountain View. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, salads, and pastries, as well as coffee and tea. 2234 Chestnut St. at Pierce, 415-525-3625.
A friend sent in this tip: Bayview has a new place for breakfast and lunch, called ~SIMPLY DELISH~. Apparently, the owners originally planned to open a larger Thai restaurant in the same building, but then the developer offered to give them a good deal on the corner space, too, as long as they agreed to offer affordable lunch and dinner options (the building houses low-income seniors). So, Simply Delish is open now, and a larger Thai restaurant is in the works. Early Yelpers report good curry and Thai dishes, as well as American-style diner breakfasts. 5668 3rd St. at Armstrong, 415-529-1649.
Eater reports that banh mi mini-chain ~DINOSAURS~ has opened a fourth location in SoMa. Yelpers report that the space has a pinball machine, in addition to their menu of salads, rolls, and sandwiches. 18 Boardman Pl. at Bryant, 415-701-1421.