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Foodie Updates: Samovar Opens In the Mission, Perdition Smokehouse Comes to Berkeley, and More

As summer is almost officially upon us, we have a few more new things taking shape in the immediate food future, and a few more coming down the pike—and the Mission, again, is blowing up. 

Foodie Updates: Plin Headed to the Mission, Encuentro Expands, and More

If you haven't gotten to the dozen or so restaurants that have debuted in the last month, allow us to mention a few more to add to your list.

All About Garum, the Ancient Secret Ingredient Now Trending on Menus

You may have noticed that the word "garum" has been making multiple appearances in restaurants' ingredient lists around town. You may have even asked a server about it. And if you haven't noticed it before, you're likely to now. You'll see it appear in dishes at Verbena, Coi, State Bird Provisions, Plum, and many other Bay Area restaurants.

Five New Japanese Spots To Check Out

There's been a mini boom in new and revamped Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area lately, in case you weren't aware, and we're here to alert you to five of the most recent additions. 

10 Exciting New Restaurants to Look Forward to in 2014

The second half of 2013 was especially full of new eating and drinking spots, as we discussed last week. But today we're looking ahead at the bumper crop coming in 2014, including several new projects from established names around town, and two former cheftestants from the Top Chef franchise opening their first West Coast ventures here.

Foodie Updates: Tosca Team Turns Lusty Lady Into Cocktail Spot, Victory Hall Opens in SoMa, and More

The big news item of the brand new year is the takeover of the former Lusty Lady space in North Beach by the team of Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, marking their second west coast project in eight months. Also, Little Skillet has expanded into the next-door space with Victory Hall, and B-Side BBQ in Oakland is moving to Uptown.

Five New Restaurants to Check Out This Month

Howdy. It’s a new year, with plenty of new openings to add to your dining to-do list. Since it can be hard to keep track of them all, here's your monthly cheat sheet of five brand-new places that recently opened around town. Go get em.

The 10 Biggest Restaurant and Bar Openings of 2013

It's been an exciting year for the bar and restaurant scene, with over a dozen notable restaurants and cocktail spots debuting (more than one a month) as the city's economy has seen an unprecedented, fast-paced boom. It was a year of instant successes and new neighborhood gems, but also one that kept S.F.'s chefs making national headlines.

Foodie Updates: Sebo Chef Slings Sushi In the Mission, KronnerBurger Nears In Oakland, and More

It's one of the quietest weeks of the year in San Francisco as everyone who grew up everywhere else slowly filters back to town. But we have a few little food news items to tide you over into the new year.

Seven Places To Get Last-Minute New Year's Eve Reservations

Let's hope you've got your holidays pretty well scheduled by now. But, if you just haven't been able to commit or decide, we have a list of some remaining, foodie-friendly possibilities you should consider booking for New Year's Eve. Like now.

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