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This Week In SF Food: Francisca’s Arrives In The Mission, Sababa Expands, And More

This Week In SF Food: Francisca's Arrives In The Mission, Sababa Expands, And More

Also, Eater has a new SF food critic, Alfred's Steakhouse has reopened, and Foreign Cinema celebrates Pride. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Tensions Rise Over Mural in Arab Bakery

A painting of Rasmeah Odeh is causing controversy in Oakland When Reem’s California opened as a small Arab corner bakery in Fruitvale last month, proprietor Reem Assil envisioned her 14-person operation as more than [Read entire story]

An Asian-Inspired Night Market and Grocery is Headed to Polk Gulch

It hopes to stay open til 4 a.m. A developer has designs to revive the empty Big Apple Grocery space at the corner of Polk and Clay as The Bazaar, a grocery store and food vendor hub with late-night hours. Jason Talbot [Read entire story]

A Different Kind of Sushi Restaurant Is Opening in Hayes Valley

There’ll be both fat(ty) tuna and beats Despite a recent influx of sushi restaurants, SF diners seem unable to get enough raw fish. Especially not while chefs around town are continue to add their own imprints to the [Read entire story]

Locol’s Real Problem is Capitalism and more A.M. Intel

Four things to know this morning Does Locol’s capitalist business model ignore racism? After Locol’s sudden retreat from Uptown Oakland, cook and writer Tunde Wey offers a biting critique of the restaurant, and [Read entire story]

New Sushi Spot Robin Close To Opening In Hayes Valley

New Sushi Spot Robin Close To Opening In Hayes Valley

Adam Tortosa's previously announced Hayes Valley sushi spot, originally named Starling, is set to open on July 6. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Dosa To Bring Upscale Indian To Oakland’s Uptown

Dosa To Bring Upscale Indian To Oakland's Uptown

It's the latest of several announcements about new restaurant projects headed for Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

14 of SF’s best Hotel Bars and Restaurants

Where to eat and drink even if you’re not staying there Even locals should check out these 14 hotel bars and restaurants, for their swanky decor, drinks, and food. Have a staycation, or just swing by before or after [Read entire story]

San Francisco’s Newest Rooftop Bar Unfortunately Requires A $1,000 Cover Charge

San Francisco's Newest Rooftop Bar Unfortunately Requires A $1,000 Cover Charge

Take us with you. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Pride 2017: Eating and Drinking Your Way Through SF’s Best Party

The craziest weekend of the year is finally here San Francisco’s best holiday is finally here. To celebrate, bars and restaurants around town are pulling out all the stops. Special cocktails and treats, parties, menus, [Read entire story]

Ramen Shop Finally Delivers Ramen and More A.M. Intel

Five things to know today Ramen Shop is finally doing ramen to go It’s what fans of the popular Rockridge restaurant have been pining for all along: the option to take ramen home with them (or better, have it [Read entire story]

Dollar Oyster Deals in San Francisco

Slurp on the cheap Fresh oysters can certainly become an expensive habit, often nearing five dollars a pop at some of SF's most discerning restaurants— unless you know where to find them for a dollar (or very close to, [Read entire story]

Farina Has Gone Dark, Apparently Forgot to Pay their Garbage Bill

The landlord claims the restaurant owes thousands in unpaid bills All signs point to closed for long-running and questionably priced Mission district Italian spot Farina. Although it was initially a critical darling, the [Read entire story]

Beer Baron to Take Over Toast’s Prime Patio Space in Rockridge

It’s focusing on whiskey and, duh, beer A new tenant has found a home in Toast Kitchen + Bar, the five-year-old wine bar the closed last fall, after a momentary pivot to an Austin-style taco restaurant. Beer Baron, a [Read entire story]

Is Farina Finally Closed?

Is Farina Finally Closed?

A certain exorbitantly priced, marginally well liked Italian spot on 18th Street has been mysteriously closed for about a month, and this could signal the final demise of a polarizing restaurant that has seen better [Read entire story]

Alice Waters Pens Idealistic Note To Jeff Bezos About The Future Of Whole Foods

Alice Waters Pens Idealistic Note To Jeff Bezos About The Future Of Whole Foods

She's asking Bezos to please not just see this as a business opportunity, but to understand that he could hold the future of American agriculture in his hands. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Dinner at Joshua Skenes’s Sonoma Ranch Retreat Will Cost You Four Figures

Is it the most expensive meal in California? Last fall, it became apparent that chef Joshua Skenes of three Michelin-starred Saison was up to something out in Sonoma, as Instagrams of luxurious dinner parties with horse [Read entire story]

14 Succulent Roast Chickens in San Francisco

These versions make it a decidedly un-boring dinner choice Roast chicken can swing from boring to otherworldly in a moment's time. But when it's done right, there's nothing better than a bird that's moist, juicy, and [Read entire story]

SoMa’s Newest Hotel Bar Offers an Afternoon of Rooftop Drinking, Starting at $1,000

A cabana in South Beach doesn’t come cheap San Francisco’s newest hotel, the 159-room, ballpark-adjacent “beyond boutiqué” Hotel VIA officially opens on King Street this month. And with the neighborhood’s [Read entire story]

Cult Beer Favorite Pliny The Elder Loses Number One Spot On Cult Beer Ranking

Cult Beer Favorite Pliny The Elder Loses Number One Spot On Cult Beer Ranking

Zymurgy Magazine's poll on the Best Beers in America no longer ranks Pliny number one, a spot that it's held for eight years running. [ more › ] [Read entire story]