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Recent Openers Feb. 26-March 4, 2015 


AL's Place: Acclaimed chef Aaron London, last seen at Napa's Michelin-starred Ubuntu, has opened a mostly pescetarian restaurant at 26th and Valencia. The menu focuses on vegetables and fish dishes; meat, like bavette steak and seared foie gras, is offered as a "side." 1499 Valencia, 416-6136

Hawker Fare: Michelin-starred Oakland chef James Syhabout brings his popular, casual Thai and Laotian restaurant Hawker Fare to the Mission. The former Amber Dhara space has a super-colorful makeover and a new upstairs bar, The Holy Mountain, which will have a rotating menu of cocktails (starting with a Mardi Gras-inspired theme). 680 Valencia, 800-9000,

Mourad: Mourad Lahlo of Aziza fame has opened a soaring, eponymous restaurant in SOMA. Like the Michelin-starred Aziza, Moroccan-California food is on the menu, but this spot focuses more on large-format dishes like lamb shoulder, short ribs, and roasted chicken. 140 New Montgomery, 660-2500


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