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How SF Chefs Are Cooking Thousands of Meals for Wine Country Fire Victims

‘I think the restaurant industry is uniquely qualified to handle crisis... it’s our natural state of being’ In response to devastating fires to their north, San Francisco food professionals are linking arms tighter [Read entire story]

Boston’s Favorite Deli Is Coming to Napa, With East Coast Bagels in Tow

Plus, all the charcuterie Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions, an ultra-popular Massachusetts deli with top-quality charcuterie and an all-day restaurant, has secured a location for its westward expansion: 1201 Main Street [Read entire story]

Paragon Closes Suddenly After More Than 20 Years

The ballpark-adjacent spot has been retired Paragon is gone Paragon’s long run in San Francisco has come to an end. The restaurant was opened in 1991 in the Marina and moved to 701 Second Street in 2000, in view of the [Read entire story]

Delivery Robots Will Now Need Permits To Replace Us

They’ll have to sign up to deliver food on SF streets A San Francisco Supervisor’s proposal to outright prohibit delivery robots from crawling city sidewalks has been watered down, amended to include a permit system [Read entire story]

Thomas Keller To Close Bouchon Beverly Hills, Losing His Presence in LA

The 2009-opened dining complex wasn’t working financially Right as his Napa dining destination The French Laundry prepares to reopen after devastating fires in the region, restaurateur Thomas Keller has announced plans [Read entire story]

Craftsman and Wolves Bows Out of Russian Hill This Sunday [Updated]

To focus on the Mission and Bayview locations The contemporary pastry cool kids of Craftsman & Wolves are selling their Pacific Avenue location to focus on better performing Mission and Bayview shops. Chef-owner William [Read entire story]

Serious Outer Sunset Cocktail Bar On The Horizon

White Cap will make land on November 10 Look what the tide dragged in: A new cocktail bar at 46th Street and Taraval called White Cap, due to open on November 10th. Grown up surf vibes at the tiny, 14-by-30 foot bar will [Read entire story]

Hayes Valley Gets Bagels Fix From Wise Sons Starting October 31

What to know today Wise Sons multiplies New school purveyors of old-school Jewish food Wise Sons will open their Hayes Valley bagel and coffee outpost on October 31, their fifth overall. The new spot at 537 Octavia [Read entire story]

Anchor Drops New Taproom and Pilot Brewery in Potrero to Fortify Local Flavor

It’s a brewery within a brewery When Japanese beverage giant Sapporo purchased San Francisco’s oldest and best-known brewery in August, a key piece of news about a new taproom might have gotten lost in reactions to [Read entire story]

Champagne Is Flowing at James Syhabout’s Commis Expansion

C.D.P. is at your service James Shyabout (Hawker Fare, Old Kan Beer Co.) is putting the finishing touches on a wingman for his Michelin-starred restaurant Commis: C.D.P., a new bar located next door to the restaurant on [Read entire story]

Enter The Salzburg, a North Beach Wine Chalet with Fondue and a Fire Pit

From the Union Larder and Little Vine folks San Francisco’s answer to the Alps, The Salzburg, is now open for Austrian-inspired food and 45 wines by the glass in North Beach. The new bar, a picture-perfect chalet with [Read entire story]

Fire Updates: 3 More Wineries Lost, Atlas, Tubbs Fires More Contained

What to know on day 6 of the fires Wine country fires enter sixth day According to the latest updates from Cal Fire, the death toll in the North Bay Fires has risen to 31, with 3,500 homes and other structures destroyed. [Read entire story]

North Bay Marijuana Harvest Ravaged By Fire

Local dispensary SPARC lost its whole farm It’s not just vines that grow in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties, and marijuana cultivators, like vintners and farmers, are reeling from the still-burning Tubbs and Atlas [Read entire story]

How a Firefighter-Owned Sonoma Brewery Gives Back During a Tragedy

St. Florian’s was lucky, and won’t take that for granted Amy Levin, CEO of the five-year-old Sonoma County brewery St. Florian’s, admits she’s “kind of partial” to her local fire department in Windsor, [Read entire story]

North Bay Fire Updates: Tubbs Fire 10% Contained, Atlas Fire 3% Contained

What to know today The North Bay fires, so far According to the latest summary issued by Cal Fire this morning, the death toll for the still-burning Northern California fires has risen to 23, as an estimated 3,500 homes [Read entire story]

How to Help Support Wine Country Fire Victims

Ways to pitch in, from donations to fundraiser dinners Napa and Sonoma County fires have forced more than 20,000 people to evacuate the region, claiming at least 17 lives and destroying restaurants, wineries, farms, and [Read entire story]

Lawsuit Alleges Restaurants Engaged in ‘Price-Fixing Conspiracy’ with Tip-Free Model

Did tip-free restaurants collude to break the law? A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in California federal court alleges that tipless restaurants in the Bay Area and New York are engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy [Read entire story]

Barnzu is Open for Korean Eating and Drinking in The Tenderloin

From the Kokio Republic food truck folks and the Tamashisoul Sushi owner Contemporary Korean restaurant Barnzu is now open for “food to eat while drinking,” according to partner Nathan Choi’s translation of his [Read entire story]

Barnzu is Open for Korean Eating and Drinking in The Tenderloin

From the Kokio Republic food truck folks and the Tamashisoul Sushi owner Contemporary Korean restaurant Barnzu is now open for “food to eat while drinking,” according to partner Nathan Choi’s translation of his [Read entire story]

Last Call for The Hall, Closing For Good Tomorrow Night

The planned closure ends a three-year run After three years on Market Street, The Hall, a gourmet food court, bar, and community space at 1028 Market Street, is closing its doors after tomorrow evening, Thursday, October [Read entire story]