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Foodie Updates: Saison Wine Bar Spinoff, New Restaurant in Dogpatch, and More

In this week’s food-world headlines, we have the big update of Michael Bauer’s Top 100 restaurants, a spinoff wine bar and retail shop coming from Saison partner/wine director Mark Bright, and a huge new restaurant and distillery concept coming to Dogpatch from a Portland restaurateur.

Treat Your Mother to Brunch At These Local Spots

Isn't it about time you treated your mom to something nice? Show her how much you care with a special brunch-menu at one of these top spots. 

Coconut Shrimp Lollipops, Sweet Beignets, and the Caffeine Scene in Oakland

Across the Bay Bridge there's a fresh batch of Oakland restaurants giving us serious hunger pangs. 

Foodie Agenda: American Craft Beer Week, Gourmet Dinners Delivered, and More

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit! 

Drink Here Now: Sample Rare Wines, Taste a Tel-Hi-Tini, and More!

Survived Cinco de Mayo? Now brace your liver for the rest of the month. 

Garlic Scapes Make Their Farmers Market Debut

Like most Ferry Plaza Farmers Market regulars, I get excited to see cherries, blueberries, and early peach varieties popping up at stands in May. And while I have been known to wax poetic about the perfect apricot, it’s the brief appearance of garlic scapes in late spring that really gets me weak in the knees.

Schroeder’s, SF's Oldest German Beer Hall, Reopens This Week

San Francisco’s oldest and largest German beer hall Schroeder's has been restored to its former glory, following a four-month renovation. New owners Jan Wiginton and Andy Chun of Press Club San Francisco fame re-opened the 120-year old restaurant Monday. 

Sink Your Teeth Into Some of SF's Best Steak

For all you meat-loving locals, we've got a must-try steakhouse recommendation located at the corner of Van Ness and Pacific.

Urchin Goes From Sea Pest to Menu Staple

Tongue-like, nubby, bright orange uni, aka sea urchin roe, has gone from rarity to staple on many local menus, making appearances beyond the sushi counter in such dishes as pasta at 1760 (Nob Hill) and uni avocado toast at Bar Crudo (NoPa). As foodie love for urchin gonads (yes, you read that right) grows, attention is turning to the suppliers: a small but passionate free-diving community in the Bay Area.

Foodie Updates: Smokestack, 4505's BBQ Spot, and Urban Putt Open Their Doors

It was a big weekend for restaurant openings (and reopenings), kicking off what's going to be a busy spring with so many new food and drink options. In the Mission, Urban Putt debuts tonight, and the grand reopening of La Rondalla happened last Thursday. Also, Dirty Habit opened on schedule, the enlarged Hog Island Oyster Company reopened at the Ferry Building, and 4505 Burgers & BBQ opened its doors on Divisadero, for takeout only.

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