Spire Opens for Lunch, Transylvanian Goulash Is Spotted at Lokal

The last 24 hours in rumor, innuendo, and straight-out

facts about restaurant openings and closings in San Francisco.

Tamara P., guest blogging at Eater, announced that Wednesday was opening day for Spire (685 Third St., 947-0000, www.spiresf.com). To celebrate, Grub Street posted the lunch menu and Thrillist created a video tour of the restaurant's interior. The pitch: a 92-seat restaurant in a converted warehouse with upstairs lounge; for lunch, former Waterbar sous Laird Boles is doing eclectic-ish Californian fare like sardine salads and sandwiches on house-made naan. Dinner to follow.

Tasting Table SF stops by the brand-new Lokal in downtown Sonoma (522 Broadway, Sonoma, 707-938-7373), which none of of us in the city paid attention to. The pitch: cafe serving Hungarian and Germanic food cooked by former

PlumpJack Cafe chef Rick Edge. TTSF finds Transylvanian goulash, a dish that those of us who used to order it at the Hungarian Sausage Factory on Cortland dearly miss.

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