Here are some updates on openings around town. After holding some soft-opening hours this past weekend, ~B. PATISSERIE~ is now officially open on California Street. Release the croissants, lemon tarts, and tartines!
Now open in the former Sushi Groove South is IZAKAYA HOUSE, with a menu of items ranging from avocado tempura and bacon-wrapped scallops to caterpillar rolls and cocktails. Hmmm. 1516 Folsom St. at 11th St., 415-864-6873.
Newly open in the Inner Richmond is SAKESAN, previously mentioned in tablehopper. There’s a slick design by Alan Tse (including a white, illuminated sushi bar and karaoke rooms), and on the menu there is an array of sushi, rolls, and yakitori, plus sake and soju. Open nightly. 626 Clement St. at 7th Ave., 415-876-6313.
As mentioned last week, STOCK IN TRADE is now open in the Marina. Here’s a look at the tavern-style menu from chef Jake Kwan-Rosenbush (with consulting chef Max DiMare of Wood Tavern). 2036 Lombard St. at Fillmore, 415-829-3000.
SoMa workers, you have a new neighborhood café and sandwich spot: CAFÉ CLEMENTINE. Yelp mentions Illy coffee, salads, sandwiches, and some breakfast items. 257 3rd St. at Clementina, 415-357-9920.
Did you know CAÑA SF, the Cuban import from Oakland in the Circolo space, is now serving dinner? Here’s the menu, featuring classics like ropa vieja and lechon asado. 500 Florida St. at Mariposa, 415-580-7888.
File this one in the “developing” folder: thanks to a tip from a reader, I learned one of the partners of CUP OF BLUES in Dogpatch, Joshua Shertz, is going to be converting the café into a full-service restaurant. He just got approval from the city—next is figuring out the finances, hiring a chef, and construction. I’ll have more on this in coming months as it takes shape. 900 22nd St. at Minnesota, 415-826-7045.
A closer look at the gorgeous pastries at b. Patisserie. Photo: © tablehopper.com.