Eat + Drink
If it seems like there’s a new neighborhood taproom, brewpub, or tasting room opening every month or two, you’ve been paying attention. And with Smokestack – Magnolia’s long awaited restaurant and bar – opening in Dogpatch soon, this seems like an opportune time to catch our collective breath and provide an update on a few of the craft beer places that have opened in the last year or so.
Far too many Americans turn up their noses to gin, never expanding their booze palates beyond vodka and the occasional margarita; and this is a damn shame. Juniper can be an aquired taste, but with a wide array of gins appearing on the shelves of the city's best bars – some of which taste more of citrus or cucumber than juniper – there's every reason to believe that there's a gin out there to suit every taste.
If you've exhausted all your brunch options in the city, then it's time to check out the scene across the bridge.
This week in the city's food and drink scene we have a speedy switch-up at the the former Incanto location in Noe Valley – it's already been revived as the more casual and family-oriented Porcellino. The former Spire and Baan space on Third Street has found new life as a bar called Woodbury, celebrity chef Rick Bayless has yanked his taqueria concept out of Macy's basement, and you should brace yourselves for a bunch of new restaurants opening in the next two months.
Things are hopping down South this month, with a whole slew of openings. From expansions of popular San Francisco staples in Palo Alto and Mountain View to a food truck explosion in Millbrae, there’s no shortage of culinary options to be found in a wide variety of settings.
Possibly even more than San Francisco residents like to drink, San Francisco mixologists like to create. We're a passionate city and when we find something we enjoy, we persue it full force.
New pizza places keep on appearing, which means we need to go eat their pies and tell you if they’re good, right? Here are the results of our recent pizza tour, because hey, someone’s gotta do it.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
Science meets the SF party scene this week in Golden Gate Park and you're officially invited.