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Eater Maps: The Coffee Heatmap: 15 New Places to Caffeinate NOW

Eater Maps: The Coffee Heatmap: 15 New Places to Caffeinate NOW

Coffee drinkers, rejoice: we've entered the second wave of the city's artisanal coffee surge, and that means more Blue Bottle, Ritual, Four Barrel and Sightglass coffee than you can shake a stick at, plus brand-new [Read entire story]

Don’t Go, Elbo: To put an additional nail into…

To put an additional nail into the coffin of the Elbo Room closure rumors, our real-estate experts at sister site Curbed SF took a look into that condo application that had the bar's fans freaking out. Their conclusion: [Read entire story]

Menu Shuffles: Syhabout Shakes Up Hawker Fare’s Menu & Cocktails

Menu Shuffles: Syhabout Shakes Up Hawker Fare's Menu & Cocktails

[Photo: Eva Frye] Now that his new spot Box & Bells in Rockridge is up and running, James Syhabout has refocused on his second restaurant, the casual Asian street-food spot Hawker Fare. As Inside Scoop reports, [Read entire story]

Awards Season: 7×7′s annual Big Eat list, featuring…

Awards Season: 7x7's annual Big Eat list, featuring...

7x7's annual Big Eat list, featuring the "100 Things to Eat in SF Before You Die," has hit the Web, and as usual, it's a pretty comprehensive tour through the SF dining scene, from classics (Swan's crab Louie, the [Read entire story]

Listage: Why SF Isn’t Really a Beer Town; Beef Tartare, Trending

Listage: Why SF Isn't Really a Beer Town; Beef Tartare, Trending

The party scene at Beer Week's opening gala. [Photo: sfbrewersguild/Flickr] [Read entire story]

EaterWire: Liquor License Prices Rise; Craftsman & Wolves Goes Cyber

EaterWire: Liquor License Prices Rise; Craftsman & Wolves Goes Cyber

SAN FRANCISCO—Need proof that SF is in an absurd restaurant boom? The cost of an average Type 47 license (that's a full beer, wine, and liquor license with food on-premises) was $80K in the city just a few years [Read entire story]

Pop-Up Wire: Former New Yorkers and bagel-lovers of…

Pop-Up Wire: Former New Yorkers and bagel-lovers of...

Former New Yorkers and bagel-lovers of all stripes, mark your brunch calendars: this Saturday, the bageliciousness of Manhattan's famed Russ & Daughters is being imported to SF via plane. "Bi-coastal bagel logistics [Read entire story]

Eater Inside: Loló, In Living Color on Valencia

Eater Inside: Loló, In Living Color on Valencia

[Photos: Patricia Chang] After six years of booming business on 22nd Street, Loló has made the move to Valencia, becoming the latest addition to its booming restaurant row. The vibrant Mexican spot, owned by executive [Read entire story]

Don’t Go, Elbo: News from SocketSite of a proposal…

Don't Go, Elbo: News from SocketSite of a proposal...

News from SocketSite of a proposal to raze two-story Mission bar Elbo Room and construct nine residential housing units, a 770 square-foot commercial space and ground-floor parking sent ripples of horror through Mission [Read entire story]

Gala Announcements: Call for Nominations: Eater Young Guns 2014

Eater Young Guns is our annual roll call of the next guard, and right now, in this very moment, we begin the 2014 hunt. The aim of Young Guns, which since its launch in 2012 has highlighted the careers of 31 incredibly [Read entire story]

Ala Romana blends tradition with rusticity

On first impression, the dimly lit room looks as if it could have been a prison barracks. The floor is made of baked wood that extends up the lower portion of the walls, with rusted metal above and a black open-beam [Read entire story]

EaterWire: Wine and Wishes; Best Diners in the Bay

EaterWire: Wine and Wishes; Best Diners in the Bay

TREASURE ISLAND—It's time for the Make-a-Wish Foundation's annual WIne and Wishes fundraiser, which takes place Saturday on Treasure Island. The dinner is already sold-out, but there are still tickets for the [Read entire story]

Curbed Cuts: San Francisco’s Smallest Home for Sale; Inside Blanc’s Penthouse; More!

Curbed Cuts: San Francisco's Smallest Home for Sale; Inside Blanc's Penthouse; More!

Welcome to Curbed Cuts, where Curbed SF editor Sally Kuchar shares the best real estate and neighborhood news of the week.SFO— Here's a sneak peek of the the upcoming 400-room luxury hotel next to SFO. PACIFIC [Read entire story]

Eater Inside: Second Act, a Food Marketplace on Haight

Eater Inside: Second Act, a Food Marketplace on Haight

[Photos: Patricia Chang] The transformation of the Haight's Red Vic Movie House is officially complete, and the new space is set to debut as the Second Act Marketplace, a food stall and events space inside the now [Read entire story]

Bar Shuffles: Another dive bar has bit the…

Bar Shuffles: Another dive bar has bit the...

Another dive bar has bit the dust, this time in the Inner Sunset, where watering hole Terry's Lodge (1368 Irving St.) has undergone an ownership change and revamp. Now called The Corner Spot, it's been spruced up with a [Read entire story]

Coming Attractions: Baldivino, Stacionis to Open Bay Grape in Oakland

Coming Attractions: Baldivino, Stacionis to Open Bay Grape in Oakland

Two young stars of the wine world—Josiah Baldivino, the lead sommelier at Michael Mina, and his wife Stevie Stacionis, director of communications at Corkbuzz—are teaming up to open their own unique wine shop [Read entire story]

Caffeine Nation: First Philz Coffee got a $15-25…

Caffeine Nation: First Philz Coffee got a $15-25...

First Philz Coffee got a $15-25 million funding boost to expand, and now Blue Bottle has done even better, raising $25.75 million from a bunch of high-profile folks (including Instagram and Twitter's founders, [Read entire story]

Week in Reviews: Bauer Fired Up at Camino; Kauffman Samples Laotian Fare

Week in Reviews: Bauer Fired Up at Camino; Kauffman Samples Laotian Fare

[Photo: star5112/Flickr] With TBD and Penrose firing up his memories, Bauer followed up on open-fire cooking "benchmark" Camino in Oakland, where he found chef Russell Moore's underappreciated concept finally getting [Read entire story]

Expansion Wire: Fans of San Tung’s famed dry-fried…

Expansion Wire: Fans of San Tung's famed dry-fried...

Fans of San Tung's famed dry-fried chicken wings will be pleased to learn that the Sunset Chinese stalwart is expanding their footprint. They've acquired the lease on the cafe next door, formerly known as Next Door [Read entire story]

EaterWire: Michelle Obama Hits Cotogna; La Rondalla Finally Ready?

EaterWire: Michelle Obama Hits Cotogna; La Rondalla Finally Ready?

JACKSON SQUARE—Two days after the State of the Union address, the first lady was on the move: Michelle Obama is in town and was spotted today having lunch at Cotogna (which the restaurant confirms). No word on what [Read entire story]