A couple new additions for you: ~AZIZA~ is now open for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 2pm. Dishes include Moroccan-inspired twists on brunch classics, including saffron beghir (Moroccan semolina pancakes) with raw honey and sea salt smen, bee pollen, and citrus water honey; shakshuka; soft-boiled Jidori eggs; fire-grilled prawns and Anson Mills polenta with red charmoula, harissa, black garlic; and more. They also have a specialized brunch cocktail menu, with three different bloody Marys, three different spritzes, and other choices. 5800 Geary Blvd. at 22nd Ave.
Downtown, the Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group has debuted The Piano Bar as an extension of THE VAULT STEAKHOUSE. There’s a new happy hour menu with live music and $10 cocktails (including a classic Martini, Manhattan, and Old-Fashioned, as well as a contemporary Sherry Negroni and French 75), available Tue-Sat 4pm-6pm, with live music 5pm-9pm. There are also fun modern interpretations of throwback dishes, like shrimp cocktail, potato pave tots with smoked trout roe, and prime rib sliders with caramelized onions. Order the “Afternoon Delight” for a tower of chef-selected items. 555 California St. at Kearny.
A Martini at The Piano Bar at The Vault Steakhouse. Photo courtesy of The Vault Steakhouse.