Recent Openers September 18-24, 2013
Desco: The corner restaurant in Oakland is the third consecutive Italian restaurant in the same location. Pizza, pasta, and an all-Italian wine list. 499 Ninth, Oakland, (510) 663-9000, descooakland.com.
InoVino: Claudio Villani has taken on his own project by opening InoVino, an enoteca in Cole Valley. The former wine director of Perbacco has created a wine list that is organized by alpines and volcanic regions. 108 Carl.
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.
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.