Haighteration reveals that the closed Bistro St. Germain spot in the Lower Haight is about to reopen as Greenburger's (518 Haight, at Fillmore, 829-2491, sfgreenburgers.com). The owners are Matthew Nudelman and Stephanie Greenburg Nudelman. The pitch: meaty, regional American food inspired by Matthew's childhood in Buffalo.
Grub Street's passion for combing through liquor license applications pays off with the news that Rockit Room owner Tommy Choy is transforming Avenue Lounge into Tiki Haven (1334 Noriega). Given the fact that this was only an application, the opening is probably months away.