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Chef Ron Siegel to Open Solo Restaurant in Marin

It will be called Madcap Though chef Ron Siegel’s resume includes years of fine dining experience at restaurants like Michelin-starred Michael Mina, his most recent venture was a year as the chef at Rancho Nicasio. Now [Read entire story]

Golden Gate Park’s 420 Party Has Food Trucks and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know The 420 celebration on Hippie Hill now provides the munchies Now that the annual cannabis extravaganza has gone official, complete with permits and organizers, the all day party has lost its cache [Read entire story]

Genova Delicatessen Shuts Down Oakland Ravioli Factory

The family cited graffiti and vandalism as a primary reason Genova’s Delicatessen was a Temescal mainstay for years before it shuttered last spring due to a rent increase, and the costs of doing business in Oakland. At [Read entire story]

La La Land’s Jazz Club Is Coming Alive in SF For One Night Only

This is your only chance to drink cocktails and listen to jazz at Seb’s Seb’s, the iconic bar from the hit movie La La Land, will come to life for one night only next week, via a takeover in the lounge of Le [Read entire story]

Two Locations of Big Fish Little Fish Poke Are Swimming Into SF

Will San Francisco ever reach peak poke? [Read entire story]

98-Year-Old AG Ferrari to Shutter All Bay Area Locations Permanently

The last day will be May 1 Italian deli and grocer A.G. Ferrari is closing the doors on all its shops after 98 years, in what the brand says is a move to focus on the national growth of its packaged goods. That includes [Read entire story]

Oprah Blows Up Model Bakery and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know today Oprah’s “biggest luxury” is flying in English muffins from Model Bakery To know Model Bakery’s English muffins are to love them, and fabulously wealthy and successful media maven Oprah [Read entire story]

Dominique Crenn Hires Atelier Crenn’s First Ever Executive Chef

Jonny Black is the former chef de cuisine at Quince Atelier Crenn is Dominique Crenn’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant that hits somewhere between a scrapbook of the chef’s memories of her father and a modernist [Read entire story]

Irish Breakfast Is Served All Day at Sláinte, Jack London Square’s New Pub

Plus fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and plenty of Guinness Sláinte (pronounced slon-cha) is opening its doors tomorrow, bringing a homey Irish hangout to Jack London Square. It’s a traditional pub scene, from [Read entire story]

Pompette Revives the Spirit of Berkeley’s Cafe Rouge

French, Italian, and Great Britain are all menu influences It was a sad day for Berkeley’s restaurant scene when Cafe Rouge called it quits after 30 years. The cafe and butcher shop was a staple for the neighborhood [Read entire story]

Pal’s Takeaway’s Epic Sandwich Celebration Starts Today

Guest chefs will be adding some seriously good creations to the menu for for its 9 year anniversary Pal’s Takeaway has earned a cult following of sandwich connoisseurs with a hankering for creative ingredients and [Read entire story]

SF’s 30 Under 30 and More A.M. Intel

Also, don’t try to hit up the Berkeley farmer’s market this Saturday SF has three semifinalists on Zagat’s 30 under 30 list Zagat has put together a national list of people that are (you guessed it) under 30 in the [Read entire story]

Inside the Creative, Frosty Lair of SF’s First Salt & Straw

Pac Heights won the ice cream lottery San Francisco, no stranger to exceedingly excellent ice creams, will welcome its first outpost of Portland’s Salt & Straw ice cream in Pac Heights tomorrow. The menu (see here) is [Read entire story]

Notorious Health Queen Gwyneth Paltrow Has Been Eating Around SF

Where does the founder of GOOP eat? Although San Francisco has a bevy of juice bars and other clean-eating establishments that fuel its health conscious denizens, that is not the path Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and [Read entire story]

Preeti Mistry’s New All-Day Cafe Will Serve Indian-Neapolitan Pizza and More

The Juhu Beach Club chef is opening her second location in Emeryville soon Since it opened in 2013, chef Preeti Mistry and business partner and wife Ann Nadeau have been steadily growing a dedicated following (including [Read entire story]

More Food-Lugging Robots Are Prowling the Streets of SF

This time Yelp is behind the wheeled delivery bots Autonomous robots were first released into the wilds of the Bay Area by DoorDash and Postmates, delivering food short distances from restaurants to customers. Now Yelp [Read entire story]

Two-Michelin-Starred Commis to Add a Bar to the Roster

It’s taking over the space next door It was with great sadness that Oaklanders saw James Syhabout close his colorful Thai eatery Hawker Fare earlier this year. However, that closure has given the chef time and renewed [Read entire story]

Clusterfest’s Food Lineup Includes Dining Experiences From South Park, Seinfeld, and More

You may or may not earn soup from the Soup Nazi, though Clusterfest, the enormous comedy festival with the crazy-good lineup (Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and more), has announced its full food and drink program. [Read entire story]

Free Poke at AhiPoki on Polk Street RIGHT NOW and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know. There’s a new bowl of raw fish in town AhiPoki has opened its first store in SF (it’s already in Southern California, of course), nestled into the former location of David’s Tea on Polk [Read entire story]

Locol Rolls Out a Budget-Friendly Coffee Company Called Yes Plz

It’s $1 cups of coffee with excellent pedigrees In a fancy New York Times article, fast food revolutionary Locol has announced its anti-fancy coffee thesis: $1 cups of coffee via its partner business, Yes Plz. Though a [Read entire story]