The husband and wife team, Seigo Takei and chef Keiko Takahashi, resurface with a new French-inspired project.
The new downtown brasserie's got a large outdoor dining terrace.
Dylan MacNiven, the guy behind Woodhouse Fish Co., is behind the new venture, possibly due by year's end.
The Absinthe offshoot looks very little like it used to, when it was Citizen Cake.
Also, there'll be a little Morocco thrown in.
Incidentally, the same space was once a legendary punk venue called The Deaf Club.
Also, Cafe Rouge butcher Scott Brennan is starting a charcuterie business called Fifth Quarter.
Capri's replacement, Canela, can now move in any day.
The new nightclub is aiming for a June 25 opening.
Also, Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe just opened next to the Fox Theater in Oakland.
The unnamed replacement for the 50-year-old diner is on deck.
Valencia Street gets another wine bar where another one recently shuttered.
Also, Baker & Banker just launched brunch on Sunday.
Next up at the cargo container development is Suppenkuche's al fresco offshoot.
The New Orleans spinoff of Absinthe to open after a few delays.
Western Addition/Divis: Bi-Rite's second store at 550 Divisidero, which was announced a full year ago, has now been pushed back from Fall 2011 to early 2012. Sorry, Pacific Heights/Haight/etc. You must wait. [Haighteration] SoMa: Moya, the Ethiopian restaurant damaged in...
Chefs Dave Varley and David Bazirgan let us into their kitchens for a little fun.
The former Martini House chef's new project is on deck in a couple weeks.
In a few weeks time, the venerable old Italian place will make yet another move.
Also, there's some activity at the Tazza d'Amore space in the Castro.