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Recent Openers July 30-Augus 5, 2014 

Tuesday, Jul 29 2014
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Loló Chevichería: Alberto Pitman, chef of Loló's offshoot in its former space, hails from Mexico City and has borrowed recipes from GM Roberto Bocanegra's Peruvian mother for this cevicheria. Loló favorites such as tuna tacon share the menu with lots of ceviche; also look for sangrias and tamarind margarita slushies. 3230 22nd St., 643-5656, lolosf.com/lolo-cevicheria.

Monsieur Benjamin: Corey Lee (Benu) and executive chef Jason Berthold (RN74) have opened a sleek, late-night French bistro in Hayes Valley. The 40-item menu includes oysters gratinées, marrow bone, seafood sausage with pine nuts and beurre rose, and gateau marjolaine with crème anglaise. 451 Gough, 403-2233, monsieurbenjamin.com.

Natoma Cabana: Dennis Leary and Eric Passetti bring Southern comfort to SOMA in this simple bar. Specialties include the Natoma Punch featuring bourbon, orange juice, and lemon, a Whiskey Vic, and the Antidote made with rye, mezcal, honey, and ginger. 90 Natoma, 952-0481, natomacabana.com.

Townie: Natives Nima Shokat and Maianna Voge of Missouri Lounge bring another bar/restaurant to the neighborhood. Housemade chicharonnes and beef jerky, pork belly bahn mi sandwiches, and potato croquettes with Serrano ham and Manchego cheese are paired with 16 beers on tap. 1799 University Ave., Berkekley, (510) 356-4903.

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