House of Shields and Daddy O's of SOMA Finally Open

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​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.

According to Inside Scoop, the revamped House of Shields (39 New Montgomery) should open on Thursday. Dennis Leary (Canteen, Sentinel, Golden West) is now the owner of the place and Eric Passetti its bar manager. The restoration apparently involved scouring the smoke off the walls and polishing up all the 100-year-old brass statues. The pitch: FiDi neighborhood bar, just as it always has been, with late-night snacks coming a little later on.

LiveSOMA, who's been staking out the place for months, reports that Daddy O's Southern Homestyle Kitchen (294 Ninth St.) is finally open for breakfast and lunch, six days a week. The pitch: SFoodie suspects that the name of the restaurant says it all.

Eater SF reports that the building that once was called no-name sushi (314 Church), but has been under construction for years, now has a sign with no name. Speculation ensues! SFoodie also learned from the post that no-name was not, indeed, anonymous: Yokoso. Now we are afflicted with an anticlimactic malaise, but that may be because a soft-rock earworm is now tunneling itself into our brain.

Inside Scoop also notes two closures: 
  1. Digs Bistro, the underground restaurant that went legit in Berkeley for three years, is closing. 
  2. For a spell, there was a comedy club in the AMC Van Ness named Holly's. Now it is gone. Was it real life? Was it a fantasy? Will SFoodie wake up one day and find we were a comedy club dreaming about being a food blog?
Eater also reports that Monk's Kettle has replaced chef Kevin Kroger with Adam Dulye, a veteran of several Colorado ski lodges who has worked with the Colorado Brewers Club.

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