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The view from El Techo de Lolinda. [Photo: Wes Rowe]
THE MISSION—We went up on the rooftop to check out new bar El Techo de Lolinda, housed in the former Medjool space. We've got the menu and cocktail menu, too.
NOB HILL—Allegro Romano owner Lorenzo Logerici landed himself in hot water this week after allegedly slapping a health inspector who cited him. He's been charged with battery.
BURLINGAME—Meanwhile, Peninsula izakaya Mokutanya is courting some negative press attention of its own after deciding to serve lion-meat skewers.
SOMA—The Wise Sons are going for a second deli location, in the Contemporary Jewish Museum. They'll have a takeout window and bagels from Beauty's as well.
SAN FRANCISCO—Five new openings went down this week: the second location of beloved Mission sandwichery Rhea's; an Embarcadero brick-and-mortar for Thrive Juicery, a new South African restaurant called Amawele's in the Rincon Center; Elmira Rosticceria, an Italian breakfast and lunch spot near Civic Center; and West Portal Southern Italian restaurant Trattoria da Vittorio.
LOWER POLK—Brenda Buenviaje of Brenda's is opening a new cafe, Libby Jane Cafe, two doors down from her mothership, with coffee and sandwiches. Her po'boy place on Fillmore is still on its way, too.
SOUTH BEACH/LOWER HAIGHT—Other female chefs also have the expansion bug (go, girls!): former A16 exec chef Liza Shaw is opening a deli, Merigan Sub Shop, near AT&T Park, while Frances' Melissa Perello is considering a second location in the Lower Haight.
NORTH BEACH—Pisto's Tacos bowed out after just two weeks, to be replaced by a more upscale concept, Pisto's, with a private phone number. (Ooooh.)