Unlike most of the fooderati, we went to the second night of the soft opening of Bottle Cap, the new restaurant in the old Washington Square Bar & Grill space (1707 Powell at Union). The Chronicle has already written two stories, Yelp has seven reviews and counting; geez, Anthony Bourdain has probably already filmed a one-hour special there for all we know. And the official opening isn't even until Tuesday.
This is what it's like when known chefs like Sens veteran Dane Boryta and his wife, Elizabeth Ferro, take over a highly visible space. We were trying to hide our notebook below the bar table, but the patrons/critics at the two tables closest to us were taking notes right out in the open.