Over in the Excelsior, Eater has the details about the conversion of The Dr’s into THE DOCTOR’S LOUNGE, from new owners Rochelle McCune and David Henry. The combination bar and restaurant will continue to offer weekend brunch and Thursday night family-style dinners (“cooked by Harold,” who seems to have been doing it for years), although chef Damon Bruner has been brought in to update the brunch menu. Cathead’s BBQ will be handling weekday lunch and dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, along with offering a bar bites menu. The grand opening is scheduled for this Friday, 11-11-11. Open Mon-Fri 9am-2am, and Sat-Sun 8am-2am (weekend brunch is 8am-2pm). 4826 Mission St. at Ocean, 415-586-9730.
The new owner of the former Lush Lounge location, Mark Aloiau, finally got his liquor license (well, a temporary one), and has opened MARK’S BAR. Eater reports: “Like predecessor Lush, it’s a ‘super straight-friendly gay bar.’” 1092 Polk St. at Post.
And I heard from the owners of DELL’UVA, alerting me they have opened their second location on Mission Street in Bernal. The owners will be offering the same combo as their North Beach location: wine, beer, and small plates of Mediterranean food. They mentioned a wine selection that comes from all over the world, and a list of artisanal beers. For food, they mentioned cheese plates, pâté, cured meats, salads, thin crust pizza, and a small dessert menu, with more to come (as well as later hours) in the future. Mon-Fri 9am-midnight, and Sat-Sun 10am-midnight. 3235 Mission St. at Fair, 415-970-0511.