Well, that was quick: the new second location of DEVIL’S TEETH BAKING COMPANY is now open in the former Marla Bakery in the Outer Richmond. Bring on the egg biscuit sandwiches, along with cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, some lunchy options—from quiche to sandwiches—and now pizza (cheese and pepperoni)! Way to put that gorgeous wood-fired oven to work. Eater notes pizza is only available Tue-Sat 11am-3pm. Open daily 7am-4pm. 3619 Balboa St. at 37th Ave.
More baked goodness: now open in the former Hearth Coffee space in the Castro is CAFE DE CASA, a Brazilian café from Lucimar Canedo and her daughters, Thais and Amanda. They’re serving pao de queijo (those amazing little cheesy bread puffs made with tapioca flour), savory salgados (stuffed bready snacks, from empadas to coxinha to rissoles), açaí bowls, salads, fresh juices, and artisan coffee. If the name is familiar, they also have locations at Fisherman’s Wharf and in South San Francisco. Open daily 9am-7pm, expanding to 6am-10pm in time. 3985 17th St. at Castro. [Via Hoodline.]
Another new café to open is RECEPTION in Dogpatch, at the entrance of The Landing. The all-day café offers pastries from Mr. Holmes, a few healthy breakfast bowls, salads, pot pies from Pye, and pretty much every beverage you can dream up, from a full coffee bar featuring Four Barrel Coffee to raw juices to tea to wines from Scribe and beer from Harmonic. Open Mon-Thu 7am-10pm and Fri-Sat 7am-11pm. 1395 22nd St. at Texas.
Just in time for Mardi Gras, CREOLA is now open in Cole Valley, a sister to the location in San Carlos. The menu includes classics like boudin balls, hush puppies (made with Dungeness crab), shrimp and grits, jambalaya, gumbo, as well as wine and a variety of Abita beers. Open Tue-Wed 5:30pm-9:30pm and Thu-Sat 5:30pm-10pm. 900 Stanyan St. at Frederick.
DUMPLING PARK is now open in the Inner Sunset in the former Howard’s Cafe, and even though everyone loves dumplings, they seem to be getting a bit of an initial thrashing on Yelp—looks like this one may need some time to ramp up. Beef noodle soup is made with hand-cut noodles, chow mein, and fried rice round out the menu. Open daily 11am-3pm and 5pm-9:30pm. 1309 9th Ave. at Irving.
Over in North Beach, there’s a new yet old school SF-style seafood spot called PORTOFINO, serving oysters on the half shell, cracked crab, cioppino, and Louie salad, plus some East Coast-style dishes like clam chowder, crab cakes, lobster rolls, and steamers. Hoodline reported it’s a redux of the former Portofino Café, which opened on Columbus in North Beach in 1937 (it closed in the late 90s). Frankie Balistreri just reopened it in the former DIP Bistro and Adolfo’s on Grant—his father, Gaetano, previously owned Portofino for 26 years. Based on the classic gold leaf window lettering, it looks like it has been there all along. Hours for now are Tue-Sun 11am-10pm; no beer or wine at the moment, FYI. 1318 Grant Ave. at Vallejo.
Fans of the awesome khao mun gai (chicken fat rice) from ROOSTER & RICE have yet another location to procure this oh-so-simple but oh-so-delicious dish near USF in the Inner Richmond. The new location is at 1 Stanyan St. at Geary. Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm and Sun 11am-7pm.
There’s a new brunchy café that has opened on Divis, THAT’S MY JAM, serving an eclectic menu that includes a breakfast sandwich (egg on baguette) with a side of homemade whipped cream and berries (hmmm); eggs Benedict; pastries; and a couple daily sandwiches and salads. Rectangular plates, check. There’s also espresso service, wine by the glass, and beer. Open Mon and Thu-Fri 6:30am-3:30pm, Sat-Sun 7am-4pm. 324 Divisadero St. at Oak.
The new pizza at Devil’s Teeth Baking Company Outer Richmond. Instagram photo via @devilsteeth.