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ZeroFoodprint’s Earth Day Campaign is a Delicious Way To Neutralize Some Carbon Emissions

Participating restaurants will donate $1 per meal to help fund food-related carbon reduction projects After a successful campaign in 2016, the folks from ZeroFoodprint are back to help diners around the world do some [Read entire story]

Get Hip to B-Side, the Easygoing New Cocktail Lounge at SFJAZZ

Expect “uncomplicated” drinks, straightforward small plates and plenty of vinyl records The cocktail bar and restaurant inside the SFJAZZ center in Hayes Valley has struggled to hit the right note since the space [Read entire story]

West Oakland’s FuseBox Will Shutter This Weekend

Lease disputes and the high cost of doing business have claimed another local favorite Celebrated Korean fusion destination FuseBox will officially close its doors after a five-year run in an industrial corner of West [Read entire story]

Oakland’s Encuentro Returns for Earth Day and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know this Friday morning Encuentro’s Earth Day Celebration Vegetarian café and wine bar Encuentro, which closed abruptly after 9 years in Jack London Square this past January, is returning for a [Read entire story]

Michael Bauer Hops Aboard Dad’s Luncheonette

Also: tech titans at Tamarine, the New York Times in Chinatown, Pete Kane in the Bayou and buttery French in Berkeley Dad’s Luncheonette For his Sunday review, Bauer traveled to Half Moon Bay where former Saison Chef [Read entire story]

Michael Bauer Chews Up The Wolf, Drops Two Stars

Also: contemporary Indian at Rooh and third-wave coffee with a Southeast Asian influence at Drip Line The Wolf Bauer pulled an East Bay double this week, adding his voice to the critical reviews of Oakland’s newly [Read entire story]

San Francisco Brewing Co. Headed to Ghirardelli Square and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know today Scott’s Seafood fined for limiting bayside access Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Jack London Square was hit with $395,000 in fines from the city of Oakland for blocking public access to the [Read entire story]

Sababa’s Second Location Will Greatly Increase the Financial District’s Pita Consumption

The humble little pita bar from the AQ team has some big plans in the works Since opening last May, Financial District Mediterranean spot Sababa has been doing brisk business out of its tiny space on Kearny Street. Now, [Read entire story]

Michael Bauer Has Bourbon Street Flashbacks at Alba Ray’s

Also: Luke Tsai hangs up his critic’s hat Alba Ray’s Michael Bauer has a soft spot for New Orleans, so he immediately takes to the wrought-iron Bourbon Street decor of Alba Ray’s in the Mission. Although he feels [Read entire story]

Silicon Valley Four Seasons Gives Up, Names Lobby Bar After [esc] Key

We’d like to ctrl-alt-del now please After undergoing property-wide renovations, the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, California has rebooted, if you will, its lobby bar and lounge, bringing it up to date to reflect [Read entire story]

Tequila Mockingbird Is Now Open for All Your After Work Agave Needs

Peek inside the latest SoMa bar from the gang behind House of Shields The latest cocktail spot from chef/restaurateur/barman-about-town Dennis Leary (House of Shields, Natoma Cabana) is now ready to accept South of [Read entire story]

The Hello Kitty Truck Returns, and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know today. Hello Kitty rolls back into town The cute overload Hello Kitty Café truck will return to San Francisco’s Japantown for this year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. Catch Hello [Read entire story]

Two Sisters Bar & Books Will Shutter as the Team Heads to the East Bay

Their new wine bar and cafe Les Arceaux is aiming for a fall opening in Berkeley When the owners of San Francisco’s Two Sisters Bar & Books announced that they would open Les Arceaux in Berkeley’s former Bistro [Read entire story]

How to Support Oakland’s Refugee Chefs, and More A.M. Intel

Six things to know today One step closer to a 4 a.m. last call A bill that would allow cities in California to decide if they want bars to serve past 2 a.m. made it through the Senate Public Safety Committee. Former [Read entire story]

Michael Bauer Gives Single Thread a “Flawless” Four Stars

It’s the first time Bauer has handed a perfect rating to a new restaurant. A year before it even opened, Eater humbly suggested that Healdsburg’s Single Thread would be the biggest opening of 2016. And so far, the [Read entire story]

Michael Bauer Goes Trend Hunting in Oakland’s Chinatown

Also: an updated Bauer review for Frances, Pete Kane on Alba Ray’s and Luke Tsai searches for Punjabi specialities in Berkeley Tastee Steam Kitchen Following East Bay trendspotter Luke Tsai to the edge of Oakland’s [Read entire story]

Michael Bauer Shows No Signs of Omakase Burnout at Three-Star Kinjo

Plus: cozy Mexican at Nido, Pete Kane at Uma Casa and Oakland’s new home for vegan cheeze steaks Kinjo Despite the sudden surge in omakase restaurants around town, Bauer is showing no signs of sushi fatigue. By his own [Read entire story]

The Restaurant at CIA Copia Carts Off With Two and a Half Bauer Stars

Also: dueling breakfast sandwiches in the East Bay and updates at Zarzuela and Mason Pacific Restaurant at CIA Copia In Napa, Bauer returns to the “monument of broken dreams” at Copia, where the long-departed [Read entire story]

Michael Bauer Enjoyed the ‘Best Kind of Happy Ending’ at Onsen

Also: Josh Sens on the new Indian, Pete Kane on Almanac Taproom and Luke Tsai on Laotian pho Onsen While Michael Bauer didn’t partake in any of the spa services at bathhouse-restaurant hybrid Onsen, he was surprised by [Read entire story]

The French Laundry’s Pricey New Kitchen is Now Open for Business

Four years and $10 million later After four years of renovations, and several of them spent cooking out of a temporary shipping container kitchen, Thomas Keller and his team at The French Laundry are back in a permanent [Read entire story]