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Recent Openers July 31-August 6, 2013 


A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a place, e-mail

Cafe St. Jorge: Andrea de Francisco's Bernal Heights cafe has a selection of Portuguese items like bolo de arroz (rice flour muffins) and spiced cookies with anise. The coffee is from Stumptown and the almond milk is made in-house. 3438 Mission, 814-2028;

Dogpatch Saloon: The 100-year-old-bar has just finished going through a complete remodel, which incorporates salvaged pieces from the area and a new fireplace. The new menu has cocktails like Headphones in Beirut, made with kalamata-infused Amaro Montenegro and toasted fennel pollen, as well as 10 beers on tap. Live music is in the pipeline. 2496 Third St., 643-8592;

Iron & Steam: Located inside the Hi-Lo Club cocktail lounge in Nob Hill, this pop-up espresso stand is serving caffeinated drinks made with San Jose-based Chromatic Coffee beans. Shots are pulled from a restored Gaggia lever machine from 1954, and pastries are coming soon. 1423 Polk.

La Movida: This new Mission bar serves wine and beer exclusively from California, as well as small plates of meats, cheeses, salads, flatbreads, and chorizo fritos. It's also the new home of the beloved Pals Takeaway, now serving up five sandwiches a day during weekday lunch hours. 3066 24th St., 425-2392; or

Sparrow Bar and Kitchen: Now open in the Haight, this new pub features 14 local beers on tap and a menu that includes steaks as well as small plates like brie- and bacon-grilled cheese sandwiches served with fig jam. Diners and drinkers can sit on the ground floor, the upper floor balcony, or even the outdoor patio. Brunch is coming soon. 1640 Haight St., 622-6137;


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