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Locol’s West Oakland Bakery Will Open This Week

Prepare for bunzz and $1 cups of coffee The Locol crew is about to unleash its newest undertaking on Oakland in the form of a bakery. It will be the second Oakland outpost serving the ambitious mission of Locol, by [Read entire story]

Embattled Chef Michael Chiarello Quietly Opens Ottimo in Yountville

It’s an “Eataly-style” market and dining destination It’s been over a year since it was announced that chef Michael Chiarello would turn his NapaStyle marketplace into an Eataly-style emporium with both dining [Read entire story]

See Inside The Kebabery, the Grilled Food Mecca From the Camino Team

Grilled skewers of meats and vegetables are coming soon Camino’s hearth is about to expand, with the impending opening of The Kebabery in North Oakland from chef/owner Russell Moore, partner Allison Hopelain and [Read entire story]

Theorita Adds Pie-Focused Diner Vibes to Divasadero’s Che Fico

It’s going be an old school luncheonette The team behind the upcoming Che Fico, chef David Nayfeld, pastry chef Angela Pinkerton and partner Matt Brewer, have added another project to their roster in the form of [Read entire story]

City Counter’s Luncheonette to Bring Art Deco Style Back to San Francisco

An elegant counter and updated diner menu are the highlights In a throwback to a (mostly) bygone era of Woolworth’s, City Counter plans to bring style back to the downtown lunch counter. It’s located in the heart of [Read entire story]

LA’s Golden Road Brewery Plans Temescal Beer Garden

It’s in a series of shipping containers Lately it feels like all of SF’s best businesses (e.g. a huge Tartine Manufactory heading to LA) are opening outposts down South. Now, LA-based brewery Golden Road is heading [Read entire story]

Tequila Mockingbird Will Swoop Into Old DaDa Location

It’s from the crew behind House of Shields, and Natoma Cabana There’s a new bar headed to the former home of DaDa Bar (now safely ensconced at its new, larger location on Post St.). Called Tequila Mockingbird (get [Read entire story]

Impossible Foods Plans World Domination With Oakland Production Facility

Plus, the burger is now available at three more Bay Area restaurants Impossible Foods, the company behind the meatless Impossible Burger, continues to expand in the Bay Area with an new, large-scale production facility [Read entire story]

A Tiny Sushi Restaurant With Some Serious Chops Heads to the Tendernob

It’s called Kuma Sushi + Sake San Francisco’s sushi clique is growing, with both high profile omakase restaurants (Hashiri, Sasaki), and neighborhood spots (Hinata, Kinjo) popping up all over town. Now one of the [Read entire story]

Piccino Team to Open a Second Casual Eatery in Dogpatch

Called Noon All Day, it’ll offer everything from coffee to fried rice Dogpatch continues to heat up with the news that the team behind Piccino will open a new project, called Noon All Day (690 Indiana St.). Owners [Read entire story]

Sláinte Wants to Transport You to Ireland in Jack London Square

Irish breakfast, Guinness, and cozy pub fare are the focus Oakland is about to receive an Irish pub in the form of Sláinte (pronounced slahn-cha, Gaelic for “good health, or cheers.”). It will join the Jack London [Read entire story]

Chron Critic Says Reservations Are a Privilege Not a Right, and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know today Chron critic speaks out about restaurant no-shows Michael Bauer has issued his rules of etiquette for making restaurant reservations, along with the assertion that reservations are a privilege, [Read entire story]

Oakland’s Tanya Holland Hopes to Set an Example for Sustainability Practices

Reduce waste, save time and money In the Bay Area restaurant scene, sustainability concerns go hand in hand with the need for efficiency, the foundation of success in an industry that operates on razor thin margins. Chef [Read entire story]

Mamacita Shutters Abruptly, Speakeasy Hangs on, and More A.M. Intel

Five things to know today Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is still brewing for now After last week’s news that Speakeasy would indefinitely cease brewing operations, fans of the brewery began to stockpile their favorites. Now [Read entire story]

What to Eat and Drink at Presidio Picnic

Hint: It’s the five-person burrito The sun is out (more often) and the days are longer, which means it’s time for some outdoor feasting. Presidio Picnic, Off the Grid’s food and drink event within the lush [Read entire story]

Smitten’s Mission Shop Opens Next Week With Turmeric-Flavored Ice Cream

Expect flavor collaborations with Mission spots like Samovar Tea Lounge and Mission Cheese Smitten Ice Cream is opening its newest outpost in the Mission next week (March 23), with some exciting new flavors in tow. The [Read entire story]

Cassava Could Shutter and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know Help save Cassava from closure After celebrating five years in business this March, Outer Richmond restaurant Cassava is on the brink of closing. Citing debt payments on loans taken to grow the [Read entire story]

Say Goodbye to Lucky Peach, the Food World’s Cult Favorite Magazine

It had everything from “dick soup” recipes to essays on gender Lucky Peach, the irreverant and waggish “quarterly journal of food and writing” co-founded by chef David Chang and former food critic Peter Meehan, [Read entire story]

Top Chef John Tesar Plans to Bring Texas Steak to San Francisco

It will be an expansion of his popular Dallas eatery, Knife Eater critic Bill Addison once called outspoken Dallas chef John Tesar’s steakhouse, Knife, “a beefy joyride for every budget.” Now it looks like San [Read entire story]

Announcing SF’s James Beard Awards Finalists 2017

Here’s who is moving to the next round from the Bay Area James Beard Awards Finalists have been announced, with many Bay Area restaurants and chefs making the cut for the industry accolade. In fact, San Francisco [Read entire story]