Recent Openers March 5-11, 2014
Horner's Corner: Noe Valley's latest bistro (in the space formerly known as Noe's Bar) has a New American menu that prominently features pizzas from its brick oven. It's also offering brunch right out of the gate, and its activity-filled kids menu illustrates the place's family-friendly vibe. 1199 Church, 282-4007, hornerscornersf.com.
ICHI Sushi + Ni Bar: The beloved Bernal Heights sushi bar's long-anticipated expansion has finally arrived. Up front is a 30-seat sushi bar, in back is an izakaya with hot food and a number of sakes. 3282 Mission, 525-4750, ichisushi.com.
Kin Khao: Union Square's new Thai restaurant has a menu that goes way beyond pad Thai. The menu, from Bangkok-born food writer and chef Pim Techamuanvivit, covers lesser-known specialties like sour curry and rice noodles with Dungeness crab. Cocktails come from the Bon Vivants (Trick Dog). 55 Cyril Magnin, 362-7456, kinkhao.com.
Lobsta Truck: L.A.'s popular food truck has come north, proffering buttery (or mayonnaise-y, depending on your preference) lobster and Dungeness crab rolls on bread imported from back East. It doesn't have the smallest carbon footprint, but that hardly matters to Maine expats and other lobster roll fanatics. lobstatruck.com.
Long Bridge Pizza: Dogpatch has a new pizzeria from alums of A16, the PizzaHacker, and Tony's Pizza Napoletana. The offerings are pretty sparse out of the gate – margherita, pepperoni, sausage, and white – but the pies are large and satisfying. 2347 Third St.,829-8999, longbridgepizza.com.