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.
The (often crowded) patio at Hog Island Oyster Bar. Photo by Ed Anderson Photography, courtesy Hog Island Oyster Co.