Just in time for spring and more sun, the charming AINA in Dogpatch has added outdoor seating. It should help cut down on wait times, especially for their popular brunch, and you can bring your furry Fido to sit on the sidewalk with you while you enjoy your malasadas. 900 22nd St. at Minnesota, 415-814-3815.
If you’re looking for a place to perch and enjoy bar bites like spicy yam cake and shio koji beef tongue, YUZUKI JAPANESE EATERY is offering their version of a bar food/small plates menu (“otsumami”) meant to pair with sake. It’s available Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, and to coax you to come in, they’re offering a 20 percent discount on the restaurant’s fab selection of 720ml bottles of sake. 598 Guerrero St. at 18th St., 415-556-9898.
Some of the new sunny seating at Aina. Instagram photo via @ainabrunch.