San Francisco restaurant scene.
Eater SF also reports that a Russian Hill bar named Black Sheep (2032 Polk, at Broadway) will open this weekend. The pitch: neighborhood bar with small snacks and cheese plates
from nearby Cheese Plus. It is not connected to Black Sheep Pub, the Mission gastropub Alex Jackson (The Corner, Parada 22) is hoping to open. [12/10 UPDATE: Cheese Plus says it is not supplying cheese to Black Sheep.]
Lest you think this city was short on wine bars, Inside Scoop brings word of another one that's should open any day now: Barrique (461 Pacific, 421-9200, barriquesf.com). The twist: It serves wine from the barrel ― up to 18 barrels at any one time.