Some openings around town: as previously mentioned on tablehopper, MISSION STREET OYSTER BAR from Fredy Gamez, previously at Anchor Oyster Bar, has opened on Mission Street. The menu focuses on San Francisco classic seafood, and there’s a happy hour with $1 oysters and $2.50 beer until 6pm. Open daily 3pm-10pm. 2282 Mission St. at 19th St., 415-621-6987.
Also new in the Mission is ZOE’S BAR & RESTAURANT. A tipster emailed to tell me the chef is from Nigeria and she cooks French bistro cuisine. The kitchen is handily open until midnight, serving burgers, poutine, and truffle fries. The Art Deco space was previously El Mexicano, so there’s full liquor. Open nightly. 3088 24th St. at Folsom, 415-817-1972.
Also in the Mission, the café at DANDELION CHOCOLATE is officially opening this Wednesday January 16th. There are daily pastries by Phil Ogiela, like a fudge brownie with orange and cacao nibs rather than nuts, topped with a whipped ganache and organic cocoa crispies; and a chocolate cake spiced with the Morrocan spice blend, ras el hanout. Yeah, duuuude. There are also a variety of hot chocolates, cacao fruit smoothies, Tisano cacao husk tea, and Four Barrel coffee. Hours are Wed-Sun 11am-6pm (or until they sell out). 740 Valencia St. at 18th St., 415-349-0942.
NABE is now open in the Inner Sunset, serving sukiyaki, shabu shabu, and the like. Open nightly 5pm-10pm. 1325 9th Ave. at Irving, 415-731-2658.
Scoop has details on HRD SMOKIN’ GRILL, which is an offshoot of cult classic HRD Coffee Shop in SoMa. Favorites like the Mongolian cheesesteak sandwich and spicy pork kimchi burrito are on the menu. Open Mon-Thu 5pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am. 532 Green St. at Grant.
According to ABC action, the Marina has a new Mexican spot, TOMA. Yelp mentions classic taqueria picks, plus handmade tortillas and good sopes. Check out the convenient late-night weekend hours: open Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-9pm. 3318 Steiner St. at Chestnut, 415-921-8662.
Oysters at Mission Street Oyster Bar. Yelp photo by Sophie C.