restaurants and bars
Maybe you have a boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse you'd like to surprise this holiday season with a lavish overnight getaway to Napa, or maybe you've got a bonus check coming and you've been dying to check out one of the many event dinners that happen around the Bay, especially this time of year, that you couldn't normally afford. Whatever the case, we have some suggestions for those of you looking to do it up big next month.
The big food news item of the week is that Top Chef Masters contender Suvir Saran is opening his first West Coast restaurant in San Francisco, on Mid-Market, sometime next spring or summer. But we also have news of the opening of James Syhabout's latest project in Rockridge, and a new Greek spot headed to Hayes Valley.
San Francisco is an amazing town for Italian food, with more than a half dozen regions represented by restaurants dedicated solely to one region, and dozens more places that reflect the Mediterranean influence of California cuisine and SF's long connection to the Italian people.
People complain all the time that San Francisco isn't a 24-hour city, and sure, it is a city that often sleeps. But you may not know that there are actually plenty of options for late-night eating, including non-diner restaurants that serve until 1 or 2 a.m. Our top picks:
Things are picking up once again, news wise, as we move toward fall, and the big headline of the week is that chef and restaurateur Michael Mina has announced a big new restaurant project slated for next year that's a collaboration with Japanese chef Ken Tominaga, which will open at 101 California Street, right near Mina's flagship restaurant.