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Time Out Magazine: October 2017

Our second print edition of Time Out Magazine San Francisco is here. The Eating and Drinking sections are written by yours truly. More Time Out SF online here. You can pick copies up around Bay Area — distribution map is here. Digital editions are here.   _______________________________________________________________ Here are links to each article and a peek below at the October… Read more →

Top SF Openings — July 2017

The notable restaurant openings of July were Shinmai, Mac’D, Robin, Barcino, Namu Stonepot and Ippudo in Berkeley. I am about to visit Shinmai but among the rest, here are my top two newcomers of the month… and why they stand out. Nigiri Cool — Robin, Hayes Valley I’ve written a lot on the hardcore wave of proper Edomae/Tokyo-style sushi restaurants… Read more →

Time Out Magazine: July 2017

The first print edition of Time Out Magazine San Francisco is here. Time Out has long been my #1 go-to for what’s happening in NYC and one of a few key sources I reference when narrowing down my eat and drink “hit lists” around the globe. In SF’s print edition, the Eating and Drinking sections are written by yours truly.… Read more →

Top SF Openings — June 2017

June’s notable restaurant openings were RT Rotisserie, Duna, Alta from Daniel Patterson Group in late May, seafood gem Hook Fish, poké and Asian fusion (Korean-influenced burritos, tacos, bowls, etc.) Saucy Asian, another locale from the Big Night Restaurant Group, Petit Marlowe and Mockingbird in Oakland. It’s been a short but mighty list of openings this month, whether opened by a restaurant… Read more →

Top SF Openings — May 2017

The notable restaurant openings of May were City Counter, Tahini, Chris Cosentino’s Acacia House in Napa, A Mano, Miller’s Rest, Dumpling Time, Le Marais Bakery’s second location in the Castro, The Catamount in Los Gatos, The Castro Fountain (the second location from Ice Cream Bar owner), Reem’s in Oakland. I have yet to make it to Reem’s (soon), Acacia House or The… Read more →

Top SF Openings — April 2017

The notable restaurant openings of April were Hitachino Beer & Wagyu (soft opening in March, officially open in April), Mestiza Taqueria (at the end of March), Black Jet Baking Company and Kagawa-Ya Udon Noodle Co. in SF. Kagawa-Ya is fun, fast-casual Sanuki-style udon (from Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture, an area known for having hundreds of udon houses with a distinctive square shape… Read more →

Top SF Openings — March 2017

March (finally) brought the ambitious, long-anticipated China Live to Chinatown (which I wrote about numerous times from Food Republic to Zagat). The month also delivered another major beer restaurant: Hitachino Beer & Wagyu (in its soft opening mode so will be in consideration for top openings of April as it officially “opens”), and cocktail-centric restaurant, The Douglas Room. Other notable March… Read more →

Top SF Openings — February 2017

February brought more notable openings, including another two beer-centric restaurants — Fermentation Lab and Woods Outbound (Woods Beer’s outer Sunset location) — as well as two major cocktail bar openings, Rusted Mule and Over Proof inside ABV (my Liquor.com feature on Over Proof here). Standout restaurant openings of February were Glena’s, Bayou Creole Kitchen & Rotisserie and ROOH. I have… Read more →