March Launches and Closures: Seafood, Frito Pies, and Happy Endings

March was a month of good news: A rash of openings, and almost no significant closures. Behold a roundup of the month's food-biz newbies (culled from SFoodie's Friday Open/Shut reports):

Opened:

• SOMA cocktail slinger Bar Basic, 510 Brannan (at Fourth St.), 227-0449

Bi-Rite Creamery's expansion, including a Straus soft-serve window, 3692 18th Street (at Dolores), 626-5600

• Green Chile Kitchen spin-off Chile Pies (& Ice Cream), 601 Baker (at Fulton), 614-9411

• Mission sandwich-and-ice-cream joint Dagwood and Scoops, 2736 24th St. (at Hamphsire), 814-3459

• North Beach tubesteak emporium The Dogfather, 532 Green (at Jasper), 834-5277

• Chef Vincent Schofield's S.F. seafood house rethink Ebb and Flow, 598 Guerrero (at 18th St.), 355-9191

Fog City Pub & Café, straight-up burgers and happy hour, 1 Hallidie Plaza (at Fifth St.)

• Seafood and serious wine at FiDi's Georges, 415 Sansome (at Sacramento), 956-6900

• Fil-Am street food at Happy Endings Kitchen, a late-night sidewalk window at Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom (at 12th St.), 551-1582

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