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Upscale Mexican Heats Up in San Francisco

Locals have long admired the beef brisket enchiladas and homemade tortilla chips dredged in cotija and chile de arbol sauce at Mamacita and NopalitoAnd, yes, every Saturday, lines twist outside for fried rock cod tacos and chilaquiles at Mijita and the Primavera. But now several new Mexican spots are serving up more elegant fare. Check them out the next time you need a taqueria break.

Flavor Profile: Brett Cooper

The former Outerlands chef takes his toque to the other side of town, co-cheffing at the soon-to-open Tenderloin spot Huxley. His forthcoming (as yet unnamed) restaurant, due in the Mission later this year, will serve creative Californian cuisine.

Silicon Valley Eats: Michael Mina in Santa Clara & The Grill House in Redwood Shores

Fire it up, South Bay — this week's openings are all about the grill, and the delicious meaty (and vegetarian!) goodness that comes with it. Plus, authentic Thai food and all-you-can-eat sushi, for good measure.

Drink Here Now: Pour-Over Irish Coffee and a Bloody Mary Battle

Your weekly drinking assignment has been posted. Get started!

Sink Your Claws Into These Lobster Rolls

Love lobstah rolls? Here are five new rolls you can find around the Bay. 

3 Nut Butter Alternatives to Get You Through the Nutella Shortage

Just when we started getting used to the idea of rationing kale, the shortage gods strike again, and this time they're hitting us where it really hurts—Nutella! 

Dine, Sip, and Cruise the SF Bay on a Hornblower Yacht

Despite the endless variety of activities that San Francisco offers, it’s surprisingly easy to find yourself falling into a rut. Meeting at the same bar, ordering the same dish at the same restaurant, or defaulting to the same Friday night plans—it happens. We get it. But it doesn’t to be that way, and there’s no better method to break out of your rut than by dining and raising a glass aboard a stunning yacht as it cruises around our glorious SF Bay.

Recipe: The Ultimate Spiked Lemonade, El Padre

It's National Lemonade Day! Why not celebrate with some tequila?

We Wanna Be Friends With Bocanova's Rick Hackett

Michigan native Rick Hackett graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and learned the principles of nouvelle cuisine at acclaimed Washington DC restaurant Le Pavillon before moving to the Bay Area in 1979 and leaving his mark on the local restaurant world.

Foodie Agenda: Farm Adventures With Nopa, 20th St. Block Party, & More

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

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