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New Study Links Yelp Ratings With SF Restaurant Closures

New Study Links Yelp Ratings With SF Restaurant Closures

A new study by a pair of Harvard Business School researchers, focusing on Bay Area restaurants between 2008 and 2016, found that minimum wage hikes do indeed impact restaurants' ability to stay in business, but [Read entire story]

This Week In SF Food: AG Ferrari Closes All Stores, Castro Fountain Opens, And A ‘La La Land’ Pop-Up Is Bound For SF

This Week In SF Food: AG Ferrari Closes All Stores, Castro Fountain Opens, And A 'La La Land' Pop-Up Is Bound For SF

Plus: Oprah discloses that her favorite english muffins are from Napa. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

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]

The Week in Bay Area Beer: A New Beer and Music Venue, and More

All the beer news you need to know Welcome to your weekly round-up of notable beer news from around the Bay Area. Here you’ll find tasting notes, notable beer lists, openings, closings, brewery news and more. Have some [Read entire story]

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]

The 8 Best New Stoner Foods In San Francisco

The 8 Best New Stoner Foods In San Francisco

It's (almost) 4/20, man. And whether you still require such an excuse to indulge in marijuana amongst friends and strangers, or not, here are some places to indulge your munchies. [ more › ] [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]

Laundré, A Café/Laundromat, Bringing Sightglass Coffee And Free Soap To The Mission

Laundré, A Café/Laundromat, Bringing Sightglass Coffee And Free Soap To The Mission

Like Brainwash... in fact, with the original name Brainwash had considered! [ more › ] [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]

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]

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]