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David Bazirgan Is Obsessed With Barbecue

Wondering where the chefs go for a bite on their days off? David “Baz” Bazirgan has a penchant for barbecue. Something about slow-cooked meats—tender, touched with smoke and eaten out of hand—makes him a little bit fanatical.

Gummi Candy: Where to Get the Good Stuff

Jon Darsky, pizzaiolo at Flour + Water, talks about his current obsession.

Showcase Show Dogs: Hot Dogs Are The New Salumi

It seems that San Francisco is now gripped with full-scale hot dog mania. For your edification, we present the following (incomplete) timeline:

Today's Hot Links: Free Mcdonald's Mochas, Free Ice Cream and Deviled Eggs

Plan a field trip this weekend: Point Reyes' Osteria Stellina awaits.

Follow the Tour de France by Drinking Your Way Along the Route

This is a big week for my inner Francophile. For one, tomorrow is Bastille Day—one of France's most important National Holidays and always a big, boozy fête. Two, the second half of the Tour de France kicks off tomorrow, and the drama is high as to who will take it—comeback story Lance Armstrong or Alberto Contador (his feisty teammate) or someone else altogether.

We Hardly Knew Ye: Broken Record Closed!

I am so, so sad to hear that the Broken Record, which had quickly become one of my most favorite spots, is calling it quits tonight. I don't have all the details about the sudden closure (although something on their Twitter feed hints at a BBQ reconnaisance mission, which could mean good news for us further down the road) but I do know that you have one more night—tonight—to get in while the getting is good. Need further impetus? Click here to read more.

The City's Most Exciting Japanese Food At Kappou Gomi?

Kappou Gomi is not what you expect it to be. At least, not if what you are expecting is another one of the many Japanese restaurants that dot Geary Boulevard, each serving identical sushi, tempura and bento boxes. A sign in the front window makes it clear that this is NOT the spot for spider rolls and teriyaki—this place is authentic, to use the buzzword that has recently replaced artisanal.

The Mixology Madness: Has the Cocktail Movement Exhausted Itself?

With so many of our bartenders gone to New Orleans for the world's premier cocktail forum, I thought I'd take a moment here in SF by taking a look at where this cocktail thing of ours is heading.

The Eater Wrap: Fresh Blood on Top Chef and a New Crop of Restaurants

Welcome back to the Eater Wrap, the weekly report from Eater SF on all the restaurant news that's fit to print, including ceremonious openings, juicy rumormongering and your requisite Top Cheffage.

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