The big opening of the week is across the Bay at Jack London Square, and that would be Jack's Oyster Bar. It's a fish shack/raw bar concept from Bocanova owners Rick Hackett and Meredith Melville, and the full menu is here. It features a $90 seafood bucket for two that includes oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, and chilled Maine lobster. [Eater, Inside Scoop]

And coming up in early September in the Tenderloin is the impending opening of Huxley (846 Geary Street), a collaboration between former Outerlands chef Brett Cooper (who's also opening his own spot with the help of Daniel Patterson in the Mission), chef Sara Hauman (formerly of Bar Agricole), and Kris Esqueda (an alum of Saison and Sons & Daughters). All they've said is that will be small, and "a really good neighborhood place" serving wines from Burgundy and Austria. We'll update you when it's opened but Cooper gave an interview to 7x7 for their September issue. [7x7]

A Denver based noodle/pasta chain called Noodles & Company, which serves everything from Japanese pan noodles to Wisconsin mac and cheese is simultaneously opening two S.F. locations within a month of each other: one at the Metreon on August 30, and one at 575 Market Street on September 29. [SFist]

The newly open Aveline, from former Top Chef-er Casey Thompson, gets a very mixed review from Josh Sens at SF Mag in which he asks, "Where does the line fall between bold cooking and bizarre cooking? [SF Mag]

The notoriously cursed restaurant space at 2080 Van Ness, which has been home to 16 different restaurants in the last 30 years, has claimed another: Million Thai. It shuttered after just two years. [Inside Scoop]

No one can resist passing around the latest in the Bold Italic's series of four-year-olds reviewing restaurants with their faces. This time, it's The French Laundry. [Bold Italic]