Royal Cuckoo Almost Open, Black Sheep Softly Opens, and More

Photo: Eater

Bernal Heights: As we discovered earlier, The Royal Cuckoo is moving in to the space that was Belinda’s Bar (3202 Mission Street), and it looks like they may be close to opening. [Grub Street]
Russian Hill/Upper Polk: Black Sheep (2032 Polk – not to be confused with Black Sheep Pub which is still on its way in the Mission) is softly opening this weekend. They do not want to be called a wine bar, but they nonetheless will only serve wine, beer, cheese plates, charcuterie, chocolate, and the occasional panini. [Eater]
Castro: That jewelry store/wine bar we mentioned? It’s actually called D&H; Sustainable Jewelry (2323 Market), and they are, in fact, applying for a liquor license. [Grub Street]
Inner Sunset: The Wooly Pig Café is moving into the former Hugo Street Café at Hugo and Second Avenue. [SFoodie]

Tenderloin: Tenderblog is taking votes on your favorite banh mi. [Tenderblog]
Embarcadero: Greg Lutes, formerly of Groveland Hotel outside Yosemite and a few spots in Chicago, will be taking over exec chef duties at Waterfront, following Erik Hopfinger’s departure. [Tablehopper, Scoop]
Cole Valley: Eos has named a new exec: Michael Roon, who’s been the chef de cuisine there for two years. [Scoop]
Rockridge, Oakland: A new wine bar recently opened to the left of À Côté called Enoteca Molinari (5474 College Avenue), in a former consignment store space. Still no word on when the new À Côté off-shoot will be opening in the former Citron space at 5484 College. [Tablehopper]