From the team behind The Alchemist comes a project right next door, called WOODBURY, which opens today, Tuesday April 15th. (And I know many of us could all use a drink.) The new place has a rustic hunting lodge vibe, with a taxidermy moose, rustic wood, antler chandeliers, and barstools made to look like tractor seats. At the bar, look for craft beers and classic cocktails, plus a separate bar only for shot-and-a-beer combinations. The menu is heavy on hearty comfort food, like a burger of caul fat-wrapped brisket with pork belly, fried shallots, and brown butter (oof, bring on the Lipitor), or poutine with mushroom gravy and ricotta. Hours are Mon-Fri 4pm-1:30am, Sat 5pm-1:30am, closed Sundays. 685 3rd St. at Townsend, 415-904-9896.
LA BOULANGE DE WEST PORTAL is now open, serving croissants, coffee, and breakfast and lunch items. The menu includes pommes frites, a Maine lobster sandwich, egg sandwiches, and granola, plus an expanded selection for kids; take a look at the menu here. Hours are 7am-9pm. 16 West Portal Ave. at Ulloa, 415-753-0300.
Eater reports that a new Brazilian juice shop called BEBEBAR has opened up, just next to Dolores Park. It’s from mother-daughter team Celinha and Lya Moreira, and serves made-to-order juices and smoothies, along with açai bowls with granola, guaraná, and banana (yes!), Nucha empanadas, and coffee. In the future, look for grab-and-go options with a healthy bent, as well as expanded hours. For now, they’re open daily 10am-6pm. 3809 18th St. at Church, 415-203-8406.
The interior at Woodbury. Photo by Phoebe Geonzon, courtesy Woodbury.