I'm on the Cetrella mailing list because ironically I like Cetrella ... found Chowhound because my first visit was so awful. My first post was a bitch about Cetrella. Glad it is better these days.
Anyway, here's the link to the website where they say they will be putting news about the actual opening.
They say there will be lots of outdoor seating (so useful in October, eh?)
And yet, they considered that ... sit back in your Adirondack chair clustered around a fire pit, snuggled under a warm blanket taking in the sea view ... yeah, hope they provide umbrellas too.
Anyway, as all of us ex-pat New Englanders knew already ... fried clams, lobster rolls, clambakes ... I am just giddy at the thought after all these decades I will have FOUR places to compare the fried clams ... Yankee Pier, Woodhouse and Old Port Lobster Shack ... there were the Red Lobster years, folks ... there were the Red Lobster years ... enuf said about the horror.
So the availability of New England fish combined with Bay Area weather would have me in heaven if it wasn't for those pesky earthquakes.
But hmmmm ... just looked at the only working link so far ... staff openings ... I'm contemplating applying as an oyster shucker (kidding, but it would make my resume more interesting) ... it says
"Sam’s offers a casual and authentic seafood experience reminiscent of an East Coast style seafood house"
Reminiscent. Read the fine print. But I am hopeful and, if not, there's always OPLS and Woodhouse.
They are also going to have a seafood market which in addition to fresh fish will have prepared food.
I'm looking forward to seeing a menu on the website. I've been too busy to check the local papers lately. Have there been updates about the joint?