It’s early in the week but we’re already raking up a flurry of openings, so we’re going to go ahead and check them off for you quickly right now: Marino opened today in the old Frjitz space in Hayes Valley, and SFoodie’s John Birdsall was on the scene to find himself less than impressed (“It offers a taste of Mexican home cooking – as long as by home cooking you mean food assembled by someone living in a condo with access to a nice big freezer”). Down at the Embarcadero The Plant Cafe is gearing up to open fully, but at the moment only the cafe portion is up, doing coffee, tea, and pastries according to Eater. Expect them to start selling the whole vegetable-heavy menu as early as this weekend but no later than the following weekend. Finally, the Tablehopper brings us a couple of openings on the southeast side of town: In the old El Potrillo space at 300 Bayshore, you’ll now find La Michoacana, complete with glassed-in patio. And fans of Dogpatch’s The New Spot will want to swing by nearby Oralia’s, a new sandwich spot opened by the same owners at Third and 22nd streets.
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