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Hot, Hot Heat!: The Bay Area Heatmap: Where To Eat NOW

Hot, Hot Heat!: The Bay Area Heatmap: Where To Eat NOW

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a [Read entire story]

Pop-Ups Gone Perm: Been enjoying the Japanese cocktail and…

Been enjoying the Japanese cocktail and kitchen wares of Umami Mart in their pop-up at the Perish Trust? Good news: they're staying for the long haul. The duo of Kayoko Akabori and Yoko Kumano have officially taken over [Read entire story]

Pop-Ups Gone Perm: Been enjoying the Japanese cocktail and…

Pop-Ups Gone Perm: Been enjoying the Japanese cocktail and...

Been enjoying the Japanese cocktail and kitchen wares of Umami Mart in their pop-up at the Perish Trust? Good news: they're staying for the long haul. The duo of Kayoko Akabori and Yoko Kumano have officially taken over [Read entire story]

EaterWire: Shrimp Boy’s Horse Ride; Souley Vegan Is Historic

EaterWire: Shrimp Boy's Horse Ride; Souley Vegan Is Historic

INNER RICHMOND—In case you were wondering if convicted gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, who's currently caught up in the Leland Yee scandal, is a badass: here he is riding a child-sized horse at Toy Boat Dessert [Read entire story]

New Brunch Menus At Verbena, Bluestem Brasserie

New Brunch Menus At Verbena, Bluestem Brasserie

Brunch season is upon us. (I just made that up, "brunch season," but do consider it a thing.) And with that, two excellent ways to avoid the Mission on weekends welcome you and your liver starting this Saturday and [Read entire story]

Osmanthus in Oakland: Asian restaurant with distinct tweaks

The whole basil leaves, for instance, that Osmanthus chef Julia Klein slips into classic wok-fried eggplant ($10). [...] while Klein has found inspiration from traditional dishes, her fine-tuning makes Osmanthus worthy [Read entire story]

Afternoon Palate Cleanser: ‘In N Out Mission’ (A Beyoncé Parody)

Afternoon Palate Cleanser: 'In N Out Mission' (A Beyoncé Parody)

Remember "Dunkin' Love"? Well, local artists Reggie White and Adrian Anchondo might be working their way through Beyonc [Read entire story]

OPENING ALERT: Cantina Verde, Healthy Mexican in the FiDi

OPENING ALERT: Cantina Verde, Healthy Mexican in the FiDi

Cantina Verde 398 Market St., Financial District Status: Open Fans mourning the passing of the shuttered Del Taco now have another, albeit more healthy, Mexican option in the neighborhood with the opening of Cantina [Read entire story]

Hit and Runs: Just two days after a Nissan…

Hit and Runs: Just two days after a Nissan...

Just two days after a Nissan Altima careened through Bar Dogwood's front window (and its occupants fled the scene), the indomitable Oakland bar has reopened for business. It's the second smashed window in a year for the [Read entire story]

Media Shuffles: Jonathan Kauffman to Join Chron Food & Wine Section

Media Shuffles: Jonathan Kauffman to Join Chron Food & Wine Section

A little inside baseball from the food writing sphere: this morning, the Chronicle announced that Jonathan Kauffman, currently the SF editor of Tasting Table, will be joining their food and wine section. "Jonathan is not [Read entire story]

Stadium Dining Guides: What to Eat at AT&T Park, Home of the Giants

Stadium Dining Guides: What to Eat at AT&T Park, Home of the Giants

[Photo: Ron Niebrugge] Crappy hot dogs and $8 macrobrews are nowhere to be found at AT&T Park. In keeping with SF's foodie Mecca status, the Giants' home club is generally considered to have some of the best stadium [Read entire story]

Brunch Wire: Only four months old and already…

Brunch Wire: Only four months old and already...

Only four months old and already a darling with critics and diners alike, Verbena is now rolling out brunch. Starting this weekend, look for brunch selections like trotter terrine with fried quail eggs, poached eggs and [Read entire story]

Chain Reactions: Starbucks Is Cutting Back Their La Boulange Pastry Line

Chain Reactions: Starbucks Is Cutting Back Their La Boulange Pastry Line

[Photos: meat meister and manseekingcoffee] Local bakery La Boulange hit the jackpot when it was acquired by Starbucks in mid-2012, and the coffee conglomerate wasted no time in rolling out the company's treats to [Read entire story]

Kickstartin’: Marla Bakery’s Kitchen Communal in the…

Kickstartin': Marla Bakery's Kitchen Communal in the...

Marla Bakery's Kitchen Communal in the Mission continues to hum along, but that doesn't mean they've neglected their original plan for a brick-and-mortar bakery/restaurant in the Outer Richmond. Amy Brown and Joe Wolf [Read entire story]

Starbucks Fans Revolt Over New La Boulange Pastries

Starbucks Fans Revolt Over New La Boulange Pastries

Elsewhere in the country it seems that the pastry offerings from Bay Area-based La Boulange, which replaced Starbucks' previous baked-item array over the past year in different regional rollouts, are too small and [Read entire story]

Starbucks Fans Revolt Over New La Boulange Pastries

Elsewhere in the country it seems that the pastry offerings from Bay Area-based La Boulange, which replaced Starbucks' previous baked-item array over the past year in different regional rollouts, are too small and [Read entire story]

EaterWire: Taste of the Nation’s Big Take; Willie Brown’s Cocktail

EaterWire: Taste of the Nation's Big Take; Willie Brown's Cocktail

SAN FRANCISCO—Thursday night's Taste of the Nation event at the Metreon's City View featured food and silent auction items from big name chefs, and raised funds for a variety of organizations aimed at ending child [Read entire story]

Matthew Accarrino Named One Of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs

Matthew Accarrino had the daunting task of taking over the kitchen at SPQR after Nate Appleman nabbed the James Beard's "Rising Star Chef" award and left for the other coast. Not only did Accarrino rise to the occasion, [Read entire story]

Matthew Accarrino Named One Of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs

Matthew Accarrino Named One Of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs

Matthew Accarrino had the daunting task of taking over the kitchen at SPQR after Nate Appleman nabbed the James Beard's "Rising Star Chef" award and left for the other coast. Not only did Accarrino rise to the occasion, [Read entire story]

Coming Attractions: Ryan Scott’s West Portal location of…

Coming Attractions: Ryan Scott's West Portal location of...

Ryan Scott's West Portal location of Market & Rye has run afoul of the planning department, prompting a closure that's lasted over a week while Scott gets the proper permits in order. Undeterred, Scott is moving forward [Read entire story]