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Michael Bauer Hands A Mano Three Stars

Plus, intel on Alta, L’Osteria del Forno, and some East Bay tacos A Mano Eater’s own San Francisco critic Rachel Levin may have come away disappointed by one-star food at A Mano, but over at the Chronicle, Michael [Read entire story]

Gott’s Roadside Lands at SFO on Tuesday and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know today Gott’s Roadside opens tomorrow at the airport NorCal burger chain Gott’s Roadside is opening its first tarmac-side spot tomorrow, Tuesday July 18, at SFO’s International Terminal A. The [Read entire story]

Bill Murray Currently Wining and Dining In Napa

Cockscomb chef Chris Cosentino cooked for him at Acacia House Bill Murray, who’s grown as famous for his appearances in the real world as his roles on screen, dined this weekend at Acacia House just outside downtown [Read entire story]

This Week In SF Food: Mission Cheese Expands To Berkeley, Bauer Raves About A Mano, And More

This Week In SF Food: Mission Cheese Expands To Berkeley, Bauer Raves About A Mano, And More

Also, Sightglass Coffee has a new location on Divis, and Pete Kane is not in love with the new Alta in Dogpatch. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Ippudo Will Officially Rain Ramen Down on Berkeley July 28

It’s the first West Coast location of the Japanese chain After over a year of restless anticipation by hungry fans, Ippudo will open the doors to its ramen wonderland in downtown Berkeley on July 28. The Japanese chain [Read entire story]

Oakland’s Haven To Pivot, Become Third Location Of Alta

Oakland's Haven To Pivot, Become Third Location Of Alta

Also, Alta's original location on mid-Market will close this fall and be replaced by the new Alta location at the Yotel at 7th and Market. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

11 Delightful Macarons To Try in San Francisco

The receding great cupcake wave has made way for other ascendant sweets, and [Read entire story]

Caviar Founders Opening Thai Chicken Restaurant That Won’t Do Delivery

(at least initially) A group of UC Berkeley alumni who founded the restaurant delivery service Caviar are switching gears to open a counter-service Thai chicken restaurant, Chick’n Rice, not far from their alma mater. [Read entire story]

Haven to Become Alta as Daniel Patterson Changes His Strategy

That includes closing Alta’s original Mid-Market location When chef Daniel Patterson’s Oakland restaurant, Haven, closed at the end of February 2017 it was with vague plans to reopen “Haven 2.0.” Now comes news [Read entire story]

Flore is Mixing Marijuana-Infused Cocktails and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know this morning Flore’s 4:20 drink specials After checking with their lawyers, the new owners of popular Castro bar/restaurant Café Flore — now known simply as Flore — will start serving cocktails [Read entire story]

Dear Mom Pivots, Becomes Artist-Friendly Darger Bar

Dear Mom Pivots, Becomes Artist-Friendly Darger Bar

It's got a new look and feel, a new $10 value menu, and a new bar manager who wants to help make space for artists to create. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Asian Box Opens in the Marina with ‘Fast Cocktails’

In the former Tacolicious location Asian Box has expanded to the Marina for counter-service pan-Asian food and, why hello there, “fast cocktails” in a boozy first for the chain. The new location at 2031 Chestnut [Read entire story]

Inside Maker’s Common, Berkeley’s Big Sister to Mission Cheese

The restaurant and market are open today Maker’s Common, the long-awaited expansion of Valencia Street’s Mission Cheese, is open today, July 13. Located in Berkeley at 1954 University Avenue, the new space is much [Read entire story]

La Boulangerie Founder To Save France With Next Bakery Chain and More A.M. Intel

Four things to know today La Boulangerie founder wants to save France’s bakeries With the number of bakeries in his native France dropping dramatically, Pascal Rigo, the founder of San Francisco’s La Boulangerie, [Read entire story]

Il Casaro To Bring Neapolitan Pizza To Church Street In The Castro

Il Casaro To Bring Neapolitan Pizza To Church Street In The Castro

They'll be breathing new life into the long-vacant Chilango space, maybe by year-end. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Hotel VIA Reveals Chef, Menus for Swanky Bar and Rooftop Lounge

AL’s place alum Leo Batoyon is in the kitchen Brand new South Beach destination Hotel VIA aims to make a big, chic splash near the ballpark, and it’s doing so with Leo Batoyon (AL’s Place) in the kitchen at [Read entire story]

These LaCroix Paintings Are Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans for Millennials

The new show from local street artist fnnch debuts this weekend San Francisco muralist and street artist fnnch, whose yellow honey bears are unmissable about town, is paying “direct homage” to Andy Warhol’s [Read entire story]

This Gelato Cruiser Is Headed to the Mission and More A.M. Intel

Five things to know today SoMa’s Coletta Gelato arriving on Valencia Coletta Gelato opened this spring on Harrison Street, bringing San Franciscans a taste of authentic Italian gelato from alumni of an actual, [Read entire story]

Delivery Startup Young Fava Halts Service To Seek Larger Kitchen

Delivery Startup Young Fava Halts Service To Seek Larger Kitchen

"I made the call before we gained too much momentum," says chef Anthony Strong. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Dogpatch Institution Serpentine Is Getting a Refresh

A larger bar, open kitchen, and Southern flare from its new chef/owner Established Dogpatch dining destination Serpentine will close for a remodel starting August 1, reopening on September 6. When it returns, expect an [Read entire story]