Good news for the Castro: chef Jon Hearnsberger of Woodhouse Fish Co. (for the past three-plus years) and Anchor Oyster Bar is now opening his own place in the former Luna space. The still-unamed restaurant will seat 30-plus inside and eventually 25-plus outside on that awesome covered garden patio. The food will be New American with a local/seasonal focus, served in a comfortable and relaxed space. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge; the opening is projected for November. Hearnsberger says, “I wish Dylan and the Woodhouse family continued success in their future endeavors. I am appreciative of the opportunity they provided me at WFC.” 558 Castro St. at 18th St.
Mission Local mentions a sushi restaurant is moving into the former Spork and Rice Broker space called SUGOI SUSHI. On the menu: sushi, small plates, and grilled items off the robata. A reader writes in with this news: one of the partners (and the sushi chef) is Roy Lui, formerly of Tsukiji in Mill Valley. The soft opening is slated for this week; lunch and dinner will be served daily. As for those impending condos, time will tell. The article mentions, “the earliest that groundbreaking could happen on the project is the spring of 2013.” 1058 Valencia St. at 21st St.
The new red exterior of Sugoi Sushi. Photo via Mission Local by Liz Melchor.