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1601 Bar & Kitchen: After many delays, San Francisco's first Sri Lankan restaurant is now open in SOMA. Expect a cuisine with elements of Thai and Indian cooking — a must-order is an egg hopper, a soft-cooked egg in a rice paper crepe served with assorted chutneys. 1601 Howard, 552-1601.

20 Spot: A new Mission wine bar with a mid-century design and small bites like deviled duck eggs, rabbit pate, and poached pear pound cake, along with a 100 bottle-strong wine list with 25 by-the-glass selections. 3565 20th, 624-3140.

Flour + Co.: This cheerful new Russian Hill cafe peddles sweets like bread pudding and lemon bars, along with breakfast (muesli, biscuits and gravy) and lunch (chicken pot pie, sandwiches, and salads). 1030 Hyde, 992-7620.

Pica Pica Maize Kitchen: The Bay Area's popular arepa purveyor just opened its third location in the Castro. Unlike its other locations, this one offers table service, and an expanded menu that includes nachos made with taro chips and yucca beignets for dessert. 3970 17th, 525-3359.


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