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Recent Openers August 13-19, 2014 

Tuesday, Aug 12 2014

Ferry Plaza Seafood: The former Ferry Building fish counter has moved to North Beach. Expect all sorts of seafood on the menu — fish, clams, mussels, oysters — as well as meat dishes and an extensive wine list. 653 Union, 274-2561,

Mason: After closing West Portal's Market & Rye, Ryan Scott has brought the affordable Mason to Potrero Hill. Expect a menu with items like avocado toast with brie and roasted garlic, smoked short ribs with pickled cherry tomatoes, and wood-fired pizza. 38 De Haro, 225-9335.

Plin: Seven Hills' Alexander Alioto brings Italian to the Mission. Expect the restaurant's namesake, agnolotti al plin with chicken served with lemon zest and crispy chicken skin, and a seafood-focused menu. 280 Valencia, 665-9510,

The Tradesman: This new bar on the 20th Street corridor features handmade furniture and an ambitious menu like uni butter avocado and green mango on focaccia, chicken nuggets with fish sauce and black garlic, and a peanut butter burger to accompany its 30-deep by-the-glass wine list. 753 Alabama,

Urchin Bistrot: Taking over the old Wo Hing General Store, Michelin-starred restauranteurs Hiro Sone and Lisson Doumani serve updated French food like a petit ragout with veal sweetbreads and pork belly, or the Hiro sandwich with meatballs and roasted bone marrow. Check out the $50 five-course prix fixe dinner. 584 Valencia, 861-1844,

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