Hey, have you heard there's a new place called Trick Dog? Cuz if you haven't, then you've been living under a rock. Before it even opened, we were assaulted with so many sneak-peek images of the inside, their Pantone cocktail menu, tips on what to eat and drink there and such that frankly I'm already sick of the place, and I haven't even set foot inside. Nearly as well fellated was the opening of Wine Kitchen on Divis. That one I take umbrage with just on name alone.
Meanwhile, my Facebook feed lit up with much wailing and gnashing of teeth when news broke of the pending closure (and, later, reopening) of Marlena's. I have no great affinity for the place personally, though it saddens me that a place with such history and connection to San Francisco's old-school gay culture may be lost to us.
Yet the news that Tosca was being taken over by chef April Bloomfield and Spotted Pig/Breslin group somehow garnered nary a peep. Here's hoping they find a happy balance by preserving the charm of the place and merely elevating it with Bloomfield's meaty menu.
Green pins with dots: Openings
Green pins without dots: Prospective openings
Red pins with dots: Closures
Blue pins with dots: Events
Green thumbtacks: Good buzz
Red thumbtacks: Bad buzz
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