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9 Places to Get Latkes That Aren’t Your Bubbie’s House

The real miracle of oil: Potato pancakes Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, celebrates miraculous oil that burned for eight days and nights. But the real miracle of oil, of course, lies in its ability to fry up [Read entire story]

Dosa’s South Indian Flavors Still Reign Supreme on the Casual Menu of dosa by Dosa

Check out the menu before it opens on December 15 This week, owners Anjan and Emily Mitra of Dosa will open their third restaurant in Uptown Oakland, marking the duo’s first venture across the bay. The lowercase [Read entire story]

Churn Urban Creamery Plans Permanent Space for Garden-Fresh Flavors

The Outer Sunset pop-up will take root in the Portola Rica Sunga-Kwan started her ice cream operation Churn Urban Creamery two years ago in the Outer Sunset, the neighborhood where she grew up. But after trekking her ice [Read entire story]

14 Restaurants Perfect for Big Groups

“Table for ten?” Getting a table for six isn’t much of a problem anywhere in San Francisco given a little advance notice, but try getting a table for nine or twelve or fifteen. Now that Bucca di Beppo is gone, [Read entire story]

Tosca Cafe Co-Owner Ken Friedman Accused of Sexual Harassment

Dozens of employees describe a toxic, abusive environment at his restaurants The New York Times reports that ten women have accused Ken Friedman, a 56-year-old music industry veteran turned restaurateur, of engaging in [Read entire story]

Ruby Skye Replacement Will Be Concert Venue With Food, Cocktails, and a Bowling Alley

Opening this spring The former home of downtown nightlife venue Ruby Skye and downstairs lounge Slide is now under construction to become a new duo of venues: August Hall, a concert space for live bands, electronic acts, [Read entire story]

Michael Chiarello’s Upscale Burger Joint in Yountville Is Almost Open

It’ll have burgers, fries, and an “ice cream lab” Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello is on the brink of opening a new restaurant, Platform 8 in Yountville. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, it’s [Read entire story]

BrainWash, 28-Year-Old Laundromat, Cafe, and Comedy Hub, Has Closed

The SoMa institution has been struggling for at least the last year San Franciscans have done their last load of laundry, ordered their last latte, and caught their final open-mic act at SoMa multi-purpose institution [Read entire story]

Farina Pizzeria Dined and Dashed on Thousands in City Penalties

The restaurant was being docked $1,000 every day it remained open By the time US Marshals evicted Farina Pizza from 18th and Valencia earlier this month, the restaurant had achieved a lengthy rap sheet with the [Read entire story]

Belcampo Meat Co. Removes Mario Batali’s Products After Reports of Sexual Misconduct

Effective immediately After Eater NY broke the news that Mario Batali has stepped away from his restaurant group as the result of allegations of sexual misconduct, the fallout has been swift. ABC, the network that airs [Read entire story]

Local Abalone Diving Banned With Population in Danger of Collapse

Plus coffee news and switcheroos to know Northern California abalone diving prohibited in 2018 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife voted late last week to forbid sport abalone diving in Northern California [Read entire story]

KBBQ From an SF Chef Could Join the Lineup at Bay Area H Mart

Deuki Hong of Sunday Bird is joining forces with the Korean grocery chain Deuki Hong, the SF chef behind popular Korean fried chicken window Sunday Bird at the Fillmore Street Boba Guys location, is bringing his coveted [Read entire story]

PLÄJ Plans Counter-Service Restaurant For Swedish Kebabs and Street Food

Plus: Traci Des Jardins’ christmas tamales and a $1,210 Rum old fashioned Stockhome, from PLÄJ owners, opening in Petaluma PLÄJ founders Andrea Sundell and chef Roberth Sundell are preparing a new, Swedish street [Read entire story]

Former Farina Space Could Become Yass, a Members-Only LGBT Club

With funding from Peter Thiel After the tony Italian eatery Farina stopped paying rent and utility bills over the summer, the restaurant at 3560 18th Street quietly went dark. But by early next year, the space could have [Read entire story]

Khao Mun Gai Is the Star of the Menu at Hawking Bird

Chef James Syhabout’s fast casual restaurant is all about chicken After the closure of Oakland’s Hawker Fare earlier this year, many fans of chef James Syhabout’s khao mun gai were left bereft of their favorite [Read entire story]

Preview Toothache Magazine’s Second Issue, Hitting Newsstands This Week

Featuring the work of chefs from San Francisco and beyond Pastry chef Nick Muncy stepped out of the kitchen and into a new career last year, when he left Michelin-starred Coi to start his own culinary magazine, [Read entire story]

Explore the Designs for Birdsong, a Portal to the Pacific Northwest in the Old AQ Space

Opening early next year Eagerly-awaited SoMa restaurant Birdsong from former Atelier Crenn chef de cuisine Chris Bleidorn will start channeling the Pacific Northwest early next year. Though Birdsong was among Eater [Read entire story]

A Look at BarVale, Adriano Paganini’s New Ode to Spain on Divisadero

Gin tonics, tapas, and paella in a buzzy setting Hit-maker Adriano Paganini’s newest restaurant has opened, bringing a lively new life to the former Urbano space on Divisadero. The food from chef Patricio Duffoo is [Read entire story]

Deaf-Owned SF Pizzeria Will Expand Nationwide to Address Deaf Employment Gap

Mozzeria will franchise with funding from the Communication Service for the Deaf Mission District pizzeria and mobile pizza truck operation Mozzeria doesn’t just make exemplary Neapolitan-style pies. As a fully [Read entire story]

Where to Celebrate (Or Avoid) SantaCon This Weekend

Ho-Ho-Ho no The loosely-organized yearly celebration of public drunkenness known as SantaCon is back this Saturday, December 9th. Held in multiple cities and observed locally around Union Square as well as in North Beach [Read entire story]