Openers: The Grill, Dobbs Ferry, Azucar Lounge, Lers Ros, and More
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Ben Kellgren The Grill
A whole bunch of openers!
The Grill is open in the Inner Richmond, and is serving food similar to its predecessor (Coriya Hot Pot City) in a modern setting with aqua-colored walls and streamlined tables (852 Clement at Tenth Ave). While the menu is already expansive, there's more said to be coming soon to the all-you-can-eat hot pot/grill restaurant (Sun.-Thu. $25, Fri.-Sat. $27). But the menu warms against wasting food. Leave it on the grill? You may be subject to an additional charge.
Right on schedule, Dobbs Ferry, the east-coast-meets-west restaurant from Danny Sterling, Scott Broccoli, Todd Trippany and executive chef Mike Yakura (Ozumo, Le Colonial, Sutra) is now open (405-409 Gough at Grove). Today they let us know the 100+ seat restaurant has two differing spaces (restaurant and lounge), Evans Horn (Spruce, Ozumo) is overseeing the bar, and yes, those photos on the wall are of Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Azucar Lounge is now serving drinks and Mexican street-food inspired dishes (all $8 and under). LiveSOMA shares that the invite to the official grand opening party is this Thursday evening (299 Ninth St. at Folsom).
Lers Ros has officially opened its second location in Hayes Valley. Inside Scoop spots the restaurant, and its interesting wine list, with its doors open as of Friday (307 Hayes at Franklin).
Just an escalator ride away, Grub Street notes that SC Asia is opening in the basement food court of Macy's at Union Square. The midwest based chain will open S.F.'s SC Asia this Friday.
And one bites the dust.
Other tidbits: After a fire displaced residents on Third Ave (at Clement), Richmond Blog shares that Giorgio's Pizza, located across the street, served slices to those from the building. How neighborly. Also, Grub Street clears up the rumor surrounding Donut World/ Lousiana Fried Chicken. Earlier we mentioned Happy Donut had replaced Taco's Sandwiches, but alas it's not a new place, but the reincarnated Donut World, from across the street.