Just when you thought the Valencia Street corridor couldn’t stomach any more restaurants, it did—18 of them. Introducing your guide to how to eat well now and what to save room for later, because there’s even more cooking up this spring. [A note from our friends at 7×7: Click here to read Carolyn Alburger’s addendum to this story, including a restaurant or two that we missed and a lot more that have been come into play since this story was published in the 7×7 February food issue.]

1 West of Pecos
Slated opening: spring
Formerly: Bombay Bazaar

The MacNiven brothers of Woodhouse Fish Company have done a 180 from their two cozy East Coast-inspired seafood spots. Their new concept, a Southwestern-themed restaurant—taking over a sprawling space likely still redolent of the pungent Indian spices that used to be sold there—will serve things like crema-rolled grilled corn, maple-seared pumpkin, and meats roasted in a wood-fired oven. And yes, there will be a full bar—competition for neighbors Locanda and Wo Hing General Store. 548 Valencia St.

To check out the full list of the latest restaurants to hit Valencia Corridor, click here for 7×7’s full article.

This is our weekly guest post from our friends at 7×7, a site that keeps you up on the best of SF. We’ve teamed up for an exciting partnership to bring you a fantastic Date Night idea each week. Be sure to check out their blog for hourly doses of the best of SF.

photo courtesy of Kent L via Yelp