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Eater SF Gets A Redesign, Names "Essential" SF Restaurants

There won't be our usual "Eater wrap" posted today because our friends over at HQ has been busy redesigning their website—you can click over there and check out the new features, look for a job in the food industry (unpaid office internship at Momofuku, anyone?), and—in an early Chicago-esque Olympic bid to gain attention by pulling out the big guns (Oprah, Obama)—view their list of 38 Essential San Francisco restaurants. What makes an essential restaurant? Eater editor describes it as a list of places that "shape and embody the city in various ways." Why are there 38 of them?

The Eater Wrap: Lots of Openings, ZagatDay '09, and the Magical Kozy Kar

It's Friday, which means time for the Eater Wrap, the weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) The crucial question this week: Is San Francisco ready for Kozy Kar? Once the Yelpers and Twittererers filed their memorable thoughts on the surreal retro 70s bar, it was time to see it firsthand.

The Eater Wrap: Bar Letters, Fall Tracking, and a Beer at Eddie Rickenbacker's

Today is Friday. Today is the day for the Eater Wrap, the weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene. Hold on to your 7x7's.

1) Memo to all Lakers fans (and who knows, maybe even Dodgers fans): the owner of Kezar Pub will break your legs.

The Eater Wrap: Enrico's Makes Moves, Cupcakes Unleashed, Plus Top Cheffage

It's the Friday of a short week, which means that it's time for the Eater Wrap, the weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) The big news of the four-day week went down at Enrico's, the North Beach institution on Broadway. In the wake of big financial struggles, the restaurant declared bankruptcy, with the hope of getting around its debt and ringing in a new era. It's staying open, so please do support it, lest it be lost to the tides of time.

The Eater Wrap: Quince's Finale, Top Cheffage and The Reborn Mayes

It's Friday, which means that it's probably time for the Eater Wrap, the wonderful weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) One of the biggest (if not the biggest) openings of the fall will be the new Quince in the old Myth space. But before that happens, you might want to say goodbye to the restaurant's current Pacific Heights location. Its last day is September 19th; grab that resy.

The Eater Wrap: Tadich's Fire, Mission Burger and More!

It's Friday, which means time for the Eater Wrap, the weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) On Monday, the Financial District—and the entire city, really—was sent into a tizzy when a two-alarm fire erupted at Tadich Grill. For good reason too: the oldest restaurant in San Francisco was burning down! OMG! ... And then Tadich reopened the next day.

The Eater Wrap: A Fire At Chow, A Demotion At Oliveto And The Spruce Takeover Of Aqua

It's Friday, which means time for the Eater Wrap, the weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) On the corner of Market and Church, an early morning fire took out Chow this morning. According to the restaurant, the initial estimate on the forced vacation has been set at "at least a few weeks."

The Eater Wrap: The Non-Anon Newspaper Critic, Carte415 and Yelp

It's Friday, which means time for the Eater Wrap, the weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) In the restaurant and media world, the earth-shattering news of the week was the coronation of Sam Sifton as the next dining critic for the New York Times. The move is a significant one because Sifton's mug is already plastered all over the interwebs, which spurred some musings on SF's own lovable, not-so-anonymous critic.

The Eater Wrap: Morimoto Coming To Napa, Ty Flo to SF

It's Friday, which means time for the Eater Wrap, the lovely weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) For the first time, an Iron Chef is coming to the Bay Area, as Japanese cuisine master Masaharu Morimoto will be opening a signature restaurant in downtown Napa's new Riverfront development. From the arrival of a world-class, groundbreaking chef to the planned revitalization of downtown Napa, this is what you call a significant deal.

The Eater Wrap: More Pizza Snobbery and 17-Pound Bowls of Pho

Welcome back to the Eater Wrap, the weekly report from Eater SF on all the restaurant news that's fit to print, including pizzaiolos, passive-aggressive restaurateurs, hipster bowlers, and Mariah Carey's sidekick Padma.

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