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5 Hot Restaurants Perfect for Family-Style Dining

All over the city, new restaurants are confidently offering a different style of menu: family style (or at least they’re listing a few big dishes built to share). Instead of everyone ordering their own plates, now you need to come to a quorum at the table about what you want to order. It's about shared enjoyment. Come together, right now, over food.

Hawker Fare Brings Pricey Southeast Asian Street Food to the Mission

There is not much I can actually claim to know anything about, but given my Southeast Asian heritage—and the fact that I spent the majority of my 20s traveling the backpacker circuit through that part of the world—I feel confident about my knowledge and familiarity with the cuisines of the region. So when Michelin-starred chef James Syhabout recently opened the second outpost of his Thai street-food eatery Hawker Fare in the Valencia Street corridor, we summoned a First World tuk-tuk (aka an Uber) to whisk us there, stat. No reason to keep nostalgia waiting.

Drink Here Now: Girl Scout Cookie Cocktail Pairings and a Sushi Nook

February is almost over. You deserve a drink. A big one.

Catch Crabs at Fort Point with a Pier Crabbing Demonstration

Pier Crabbing Demonstration

Crab season alert: get ready to grab some bait, set your traps, and haul in a bountiful day's catch, thanks to the pier crabbing demonstration offered by the folks at the National Park Service in the Presidio.

Gruit Beers Trade Hops for Full-Bodied Flora

gruit beers

No need to journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to find intoxicating herbal blends packed with healing powers. Gruit (pronounced groo-it), a beer that’s mulled with herbs instead of hops, is bubbling up on drink menus around town.

Philz Coffee Going National

Philz Coffee, San Francisco purveyors of mighty fine java, plan on expanding their operations after a new round of major funding was announced, according to TechCrunch. Aiding in the little coffee company's recent cash influx are a gaggle of tech types, actors, and musicians by way of angel investing.

Secret Recipe: Haba Haba Hot Sauce

Two of SoMa's best spots for pastrami sandwiches, Deli Board and Rye Project, are home to Adam Mesnick's noted hot sauce, Haba Haba. While packing significant heat, his sauce tastes fresh and bright. And who knows? Maybe Haba Haba will make you think twice before picking up another bottle of Sriracha.

Marlowe To Open Marlowe Burger

San Francisco institution Marlowe recently underwent a full face-lift. The original restaurant had been a Townsend Street staple since opening in 2010, but, due to construction issues, they recently moved to a new location (a block away at Fourth Street and Brannan). However, it was discovered the demolition that chased them from their home isn't happening for 2 to 6 years. This revelation gave way for a concept engineered by owners Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas to breathe life.

Craftsman and Wolves Hires Star Pastry Chef for New Russian Hill Spot

Craftsman and Wolves, the patisserie-cafe in the Mission you love so much is opening up a new location in Russian Hill. Between Polk and Van Ness, this second wave of scrumptious pastries like The Rebel Within and 4505 Smoked Ham and Cheese Twist, will be joining new baked brilliance created by 2011 James Beard Award Winner, Angela Pinkerton.

Silicon Valley Foodie Update: Mediterranean Food Galore

Envision yourself on a yacht in the Mediterranean, sunning yourself on picturesque beaches and eating freshly caught fish, maybe dipped in some hummus. Truly, though, this week the South Bay is all about the Mediterranean eats, with openings showcasing cusine from Greece, Italy, and the Middle East.

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