Kitchen Mojo: Replacing the shuttered Pizza Nostra in Potrero Hill, owner Winona Matsuda has opened this amalgam of cuisines with a little help from the owners of HRD Coffee Shop. Along with burgers, salads, and fries, there are unique items like popcorn shrimp kimchi po' boys and Asian burritos. 300 De Haro, 552-6656.
Novela: Literature is the theme at this clubby bar at Mission and Third. Drinks are named after characters from novels, like Leopold Bloom (hibiscus gin, pineapple syrup, mint) and Atticus Finch (bourbon, Earl Grey honey, balsamic bitters). But the star of the menu is the six flavors of punch on tap. 862 Mission St. NovelaBarSF.com.
Osso Steakhouse: This art deco steakhouse on Nob Hill is the latest from restaurant veterans Jerry and Jennifer Dal Bozzo (The Franciscan, The Stinking Rose, The Old Clam House). Expect bone-in, dry-aged steaks, near-Wharf pricing on warm Dungeness crab, and cocktails like basil-flavored martinis. 1177 California, 771-6776. ossosteakhouse.com
Paprika: This new sausage-and-beer-fest in the Mission is keeping it simple with offerings ranging from brats and kielbasa to small-town, craft brews from just outside of Prague. There are full boots of Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier as well. Don't skimp on the sauerkraut! 3324 24th St., 283-7941.