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Wednesday, May 29 2013

Elmira Rosticceria: New to Civic Center is this Italian-focused rotisserie offering up sandwiches like lampredotto (a traditional Florentine tripe sandwich), roasted pork with fennel and salsa verde, and roasted eggplant with smoked mozzarella. Omelets, pastries, oatmeal and coffee from Bicycle Coffee Co. available in the morning. 154 McAllister, 551-7332.

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.

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.

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, 283-7941.

South Side Spirit House: SOMA's newly refreshed, 2,000 square foot lounge features unique cocktails, including a house martini featuring pickle juice, paired with a decent beer selection. Bar eats available until 1 a.m. include, among other items, deviled eggs with cotija cheese and jalapeños. 575 Howard, 543-5874.

Trattoria da Vittorio: Now open in West Portal, this southern-Italian and pizza spot takes its name from owner Vittorio d'Urzo, who has previously managed Italian restaurants in the Peninsula. The menu features housemade pastas and gnocchi, short ribs Genovese, veal, and pizza fired in the restaurant's centerpiece red-tiled pizza oven. 150 West Portal, 742-0300.

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