Recent Openers September 11-17, 2013
Bourbon & Beef: Latin fusion moves into Rockridge with this new spot offering the likes of paella, papas fritas with carne asada, and maple, bourbon, and marcona almond-crusted salmon. The cocktail menu has drinks made with pepper vodka, jalapenos, and mangoes. 5634 College Ave., Oakland, (510) 788-4821. bourbonbeef.com.
Kain'bigan: The popular Oakland-based Filipino pop-up has finally found a home. Meaning "Let's eat, my friends," Kain'bigan's has a simple menu with basic Filipino fare like pork adobo or chicken afritada, a slowly simmered dish complemented in a tomato stew served over sticky rice. 2101 14th Ave., Oakland; (510) 842-8591.
Pesce: The Polk Street Venetian seafood restaurant relocates to bigger digs in the Castro, bringing small plates and deftly crafted cocktails to the neighborhood. 2223 Market, 928-8025, pescebarsf.com.
Stuffed: Owner Dana Sacco, who made a name for herself selling pierogi, offers a few twists to the dish that include smoked salmon and cream cheese, mushroom and caramelized onions, and a version stuffed with blue cheese and jack cheese sautéed in a spicy buffalo sauce . All beers are served in bottles. 2788 Mission.
Tenroku Sushi: Japantown's Kinokuniya Mall now has a new conveyer-belt sushi establishment, from the owner of Sushi Raw. 1825 Post, Ste 215, 673-1328.
Tamashisoul Sushi Bar: This self-consciously hip sushi bar from the owners of Sudachi has soju cocktails, a DJ spinning soul, and a long sushi, sashimi, and small plates menu with an emphasis on creative rolls. 1849 Union St., 346-1849.