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  1. Previews
    Belcampo Meat Co. Expanding First to Palo Alto and L.A., San Francisco Next YearThe S.F. branch won’t come until 2014.
  2. Empire Building
    Chris Kronner Planning Second KronnerBurger in OaklandHe’ll only say that, like the pop-up at Bruno’s, it will be within another business.
  3. Empire Building
    Curry Up Now Opening Brick-and-Mortar Valencia Location Next WeekIt’s taking over the former Pizzeria near 18th Street.
  4. Coffee Talk
    The Mill Opens For Real on Wednesday
  5. Closings
    The Blue Muse in Hayes Valley to Close, Become MukaThe dessert and wine bar is relocating from the Alliance Francais.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Peek at the Menu at Noir; Miss Ollie’s Launches Dinner
  7. Bars
    Infamous SoMa Leather Den Likely to Become a Bar Called DriftwoodIt’s been a leather bar since about 1967, but it sounds like it won’t be anymore.
  8. Previews
    What to Eat at Juhu Beach Club, Opening for Lunch March 1We’ve got the menu already.
  9. Previews
    Marrow, From Jon’s Street Eats Guy, Coming to Oakland’s UptownThe food truck pioneer is back from Calistoga, and doing a brick-and-mortar lunch spot.
  10. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Expanded Alembic Due By Late Summer, HopefullyThe expansion will include about 38 new seats for the restaurant.
  11. Previews
    Gaspar Brasserie Coming to Former Hecho Space by SummerIt’s from Franck LeClerc, of Cafe Claude fame.
  12. Neighborhood Watch
    Culinary Students to ‘Clash’ at Luce; The Mill Slightly DelayedAlso, Axis Cafe is now Aracely.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Fable Opening Slightly Delayed; Oakland’s Guest Chef, One Year InAlso, something’s moving in to the former Video Cafe in the Richmond.
  14. Menus
    What to Eat at 1601 Bar & Kitchen, Opening Within Weeks in SoMaThe chef worked for years at Le Papillon in San Jose, but he’s using his Sri Lankan heritage for influences here.
  15. Previews
    An Update on Glaze Teriyaki Grill, Coming to Upper Fillmore This SpringIt’s a takeout concept that’s Seattle-style teriyaki by way of Manhattan.
  16. Previews
    Petar’s in Lafayette to Become The CooperageIt’s going to be a “roadhouse-style” American restaurant from the former owner of City Tavern.
  17. Nightlife
    Paris Hilton to Help Open New Tahoe Nightclub, PeekShe’s been paid to appear at the opening “mega-party.”
  18. Nonstaurants
    Sneak a Taste of the Food at The Cook & Her Farmer and Box & Bells at Pop-UpsBoth upcoming restaurants are doing preview pop-ups in February.
  19. Previews
    Juhu Beach Club Aiming for March 1 Opening in TemescalIt will open first for lunch only.
  20. Previews
    Sparrow Bar & Kitchen Coming to Former Bia’s in Upper Haight [Updated]Well, now they have a website and sample menus.
  21. Sweet Beat
    B. Patisserie Very Close to Opening at California and DivisIt’s set to open the first or second week of February.
  22. Previews
    Assemble to Open (Possibly) Next Month at Historic Ford Assembly Plant inIt’s a new project from Cesar’s Richard Mazzera.
  23. Previews
    Chalk Board Bistro, With Former Va de Vi Chef, Replacing Cyrus in Healdsburg
  24. Previews
    Almanac, a New Gourmet Fast-Casual Concept, On Its Way to Spear StreetIt’s from a pair of first-time restaurateurs.
  25. Previews
    Central Station, Featuring Fresh Bread Dough To Go, Coming to North BeachIt’s going before Planning today.
  26. Previews
    Stock In Trade, a New Tavern, Readying for February OpeningIt replaces La Barca, which lived in the space for 49 years before closing in 2012.
  27. Previews
    Sake San Arriving Shortly in the Inner RichmondA karaoke lounge is getting an upgrade.
  28. Oeno-File
    Tank 18, SoMa’s New Urban Winery, Opens January 26They’re opening with a BYO-Bottle party - bring a washed-out wine bottle and they’ll fill it for eight bucks.
  29. Previews
    Andrew Carmellini Will Preview Lafayette Next Week at the DutchTurbo-powered turbot.
  30. Previews
    Hillside Supper Club Opens January 24 in Bernal HeightsIt’s been a pop-up for over year, originally known as Bernal Supper Club.
  31. Previews
    Burger Park Coming to Oakland’s Glenview
  32. Coffee Talk
    The Mill Will Close January 14, Reopen In Full Regalia By FebruaryIt’s been open for six months in a temporary, kiosk setting, but it will finally be a complete coffee shop by next month.
  33. Sandwichland
    New Rhea’s Café Readying For March OpeningThe second location for Rhea’s Deli is much anticipated by sandwich hounds.
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Abbot’s Cellar Presents Special Menu Tonight; A Peek at the 20th CenturyAlso, Rosamunde debuts tonight in Oakland.
  35. Previews
    Bi-Rite Divisadero Slated to Open By Early MarchIt’s almost here!
  36. Not-So-Hopelessly Delayed
    Schulzies Bread Pudding Seeks a Few More Bucks Before OpeningThey launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover some opening expenses.
  37. Closings
    Glaze Teriyaki Possibly Moving In to Shuttered Johnny Rockets on Upper FillmoreThe burger joint was there for over 20 years.
  38. Pizza! Pizza!
    The Forge, a New Pizzeria, Opening at Jack London Square in Late JanuaryThe pizzas will be overseen by a former Boot & Shoe service guy, and Jeff Krupman, a.k.a. The Pizza Hacker.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Wine Kitchen Ready to Open on Divis; Dishman Leaves Viognier in San MateoAlso, District in Oakland is adding a lunch operation called District Carriage House.
  40. Previews
    B. Patisserie Puts Off Opening Until Late JanuaryIt’s now looking like January 28.
  41. Trends
    Yet Another Crawfish Place Headed For the RichmondThere are now at least five of these Vietnamese-by-way-of-Louisiana places around town.
  42. Previews
    Juhu Beach Club Finds Space in Oakland’s TemescalThe ‘Top Chef’ alum finds a new location for her Indian-inspired eats after a space in the Mission fell through.
  43. Kerfuffles
    Big New Rockridge Safeway Gets ApprovedIt’s been a long, ugly process.
  44. Empire Building
    Berkeley’s Gather Expanding to Marbella Space on PolkPartners Eric Fenster, Ari Derfel and chef Sean Baker (who lives in S.F.) will be opening a smaller version of Gather, with more cocktails and a different name.
  45. Previews
    American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Opening Mission Location ‘Very Soon’The new spot, in the former Cafe Gratitude at Harrison and 20th, should be open around the new year.
  46. Empire Building
    Gracias Madre Expands to L.A.The children of Cafe Gratitude founders Terces and Matthew Engelhart are taking the Gracias Madre brand down south as well.
  47. Neighborhood Watch
    La Ciccia Releases Their Own Olive Oil; Chef Shuffle at Walnut Creek’s Va de ViAlso, Flipside Steakhouse is coming to Santa Rosa.
  48. Bars
    Help the Benders Team Rename Deco Lounge, Win a Free Drink Every Day for LifeThey’ve already shot down Benderloin.
  49. Empire Building
    A Jazz Lounge and More on Franck LeClerc’s Empire BuildingHe’s extending Cafe Claude with a jazz lounge and bar.
  50. Pizza! Pizza!
    Sliver Pizzeria On Deck For BerkeleyThe new pizzeria will open in early 2013.
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