Over in Bernal Heights, the former Spicy Bite is now TILAK INDIAN CUISINE, and the new owner, chef Tilak Gurung, is reportedly making things even tastier (he previously cooked at Apple and Dropbox), and the interior got a refresh. Open for pickup only Tue-Sun 11:30am-2pm, dine in nightly 5pm-10pm. 3501 Mission St. at Cortland, 415-647-4036.
Folks in the Marina have a new wine bar, PARIGO, now open in the former Bin 38/Scotland Yard space. Barrel Room owner Sarah Trubnick has brought on chef de cuisine Danny Murcia, who is bringing the business’ name to life, which means “pairing”—each course features two wines, one that complements the food and one that contrasts. Or you can come by for selections from the raw bar and bar bites and a glass of whatever you want—there will be more than 50 wines available by the glass and half glass. 3232 Scott St. at Chestnut.
Cow Hollow is the new home and first neighborhood location for the latest fast-casual MIXT, opening Wednesday September 13th. You can come by for salads, grain bowls, and their new market plates for lunch and dinner, plus there’s a kombucha bar, cold brew, and iced nitro chai—and outdoor seating. Open daily 11am-9pm. 3130 Fillmore St. at Filbert.
Over in SoMa, HARDWOOD BAR & SMOKERY has moved in to the former Blueprint Tap Room by Zynga, serving barbecue, a bunch of bar bites, cocktails, beer, and some boozy pops, in flavors like pineapple daiquiri and French 75. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri 11:30am-12am, Sat 4pm-12am. 680 8th St., Ste. 170 at Brannan, 415-796-2437.
And over in Rincon Hill, there’s a new taqueria, FISTFUL OF TACOS, serving tacos, burritos, and burrito bowls, with a pretty straightforward selection of carnitas, carne asada, pollo, and sautéed vegetables. Open Mon-Fri 10:30am-8pm and Sat 11am-6:30pm. 201 Harrison St., Suite C2, at Beale, 415-400-4780.
The spread at Tilak. Photo courtesy of Tilak.