Recent Openers July 24-30, 2013

20th Century Cafe: Michelle Polzine's much-anticipated pastry shop, based on cafe culture of midcentury Prague, Vienna, and Paris, brings treats like Russian honey cake, poppyseed bagels, and surprisingly light potato knishes to Hayes Valley. 198 Gough; 20thCenturyCafe.com.

Café St. Jorge: Andrea de Francisco, the former manager of Café Grind, has opened her Portuguese heritage-inspired shop in Bernal Heights. The menu brings a selection of Portuguese items like bolo de arroz (rice flour muffins) and spiced cookies with anise. The coffee is from Stumptown and the almond milk is being made in-house. 3438 Mission, 814-2028; CafeStJorge.com.

La Movida: This new Mission bar serves wine and beer exclusively from California, as well as small plates of meats, cheeses, salads, flatbreads, and chorizo fritos. It's also the new home of the beloved Pal's Takeaway, now serving up five sandwiches a day during weekday lunch hours. 3066 24th St., 425-2392; LaMovidasf.com or PalsTakeaway.com.

Mikkeller Bar: The Tenderloin has an exciting new beer bar, courtesy of the Mikkeller empire from Denmark. Expect 40 taps of rare and respected brews, as well as a menu of upscale gastropub fare like in-house sausages, charcuterie platters, and small plates such as Korean-style wings and fish and potato cakes. 34 Mason; MikkellerBar.com.

Roka Akor: The third U.S. location of London-based Roka Akor has found a home in Jackson Square. The robata grill will also offer plenty of sushi options, with the fish flown in from Japan. Roka Bar downstairs serves cocktails focusing on Japanese flavors. 801 Montgomery, 362-8887; RokaAkor.com.

Waiheke Island Yacht Club: Inspired by the America's Cup and only open from July 4 until Dec. 31, this new pop-up is from Tony Stewart, owner of the acclaimed Clooney in Auckland. The Pier 29 warehouse-style restaurant features beautifully plated prix fixe and a la carte menu items made from local ingredients. Pier 29, 1256 Embarcadero, 956-1048; WaihekeIslandYachtClub.com.

 
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