Chotto Really Opens in the Marina, Black Sheep Strolls Into Russian Hill
Eater SF can now say with relative certainty that the Marina izakaya Chotto (3317 Steiner, 441-2223, chottosf.com), whose projected Monday opening was unexpectedly delayed, opened last night. Since SFoodie has not seen any posts to the contrary, we're going to believe it actually happened.
Eater SF also reports that a Russian Hill bar named Black Sheep (2032 Polk, at Broadway) will open this weekend. The pitch: neighborhood bar with small snacks and cheese plates
Lest you think this city was short on wine bars, Inside Scoop brings word of another one that's should open any day now: Barrique (461 Pacific, 421-9200, barriquesf.com). The twist: It serves wine from the barrel ― up to 18 barrels at any one time.