Eater SF reminds SFoodie that last Wednesday was opening day for Pause Wine Bar (1666 Market, 241-WINE, pausesf.com), in the former location of Cav. The owner is Chris Tavelli, who also owns Yield in Dogpatch and manages the wine list at Millennium. The pitch: "eco-friendly" wines (that's the press release's phrase) and pescatarian plates.
The Feast reports that Cako Bakery is about to open a second location in Japan Center. A counterperson just told SFoodie that the projected opening date is Feb. 17, but it may be as late as the end of the month.
Eater finds evidence that a restaurant named Kuta Bistro (4994 Mission, at Italy) may be opening in the Excelsior, and infers from the name that it will serve Indonesian food.