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Five of San Francisco's Best Spots for Coffee or Lunch Meetings

Cafe du Soleil

It can be surprisingly challenging to find a good place to meet for a lunch or coffee meeting, especially if you don’t want to be mobbed by third wave coffee–drinking hipsters or downtown worker bees.

Five of San Francisco's Feistiest Culinary Characters

The Tamale Lady

One thing our city has never been short on is dyed-in-the-wool characters. This is a proud history: from Emperor Norton to the Brown Twins, we’ve been blessed with a long line of some of the biggest personalities and eccentrics around. Here are five in our local culinary scene who are keeping things colorful.

Banquet Dinners Where Your Posse Can Feast Like a Beast

You know when it’s your friend’s birthday and you all go out to dinner and everyone splits the bill and you’re stuck paying for all the extra drinks of that girl you actually can’t stand and the food wasn’t even that good and you’re out $130? Yeah, that sucks.

If you are the slightest bit adventurous, and don’t want to take all your friends’ money, you should try booking a Chinese banquet dinner.

Five New Restaurants to Try This Month

Looking for a new place to try? Here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that recently opened around town.

Five of San Francisco’s Most Underrated Restaurants

Acquerello

In a town that thrives on what’s the latest/hottest/buzziest place to eat at, sometimes you need a reminder of some restaurants that are quietly making their magic in the background.

Four Ways to Meet New People (and Discover New Wines!)

Wish you had someone to share that bottle of bubs or precious Pinot Noir with? There are all kinds of places and events to meet fellow wine lovers (and singles) in this town—and even if you don’t end up with some digits, you can at least bring a bottle of something new and delicious home.

Five New Cafés Around the City for You to Check Out

Our city is known for its kick-ass coffee and cafés, with no shortage of places to get your third-wave jolt on. While the hordes have been flocking to The Mill on Divisadero for its Four Barrel coffee (and joining Josey Baker’s cult of toast), here are some other new (and smaller) projects that may have escaped your notice: 

Five New Restaurants to Try This Month

 Looking for someplace new to try? Here’s your monthly reminder of five new spots that recently opened around town. 

Three Pop-Ups You Really Need to Check Out

There is no shortage of talented folks cooking up flavor-packed food in random locations all over the city (that’s how we roll in SF), but sometimes it’s hard to keep track of who’s doing what and where.

Tasty Places Where You Can Take Mom for Mother's Day

Strawberries and cream at Craftsman and Wolves. Photo via Facebook.

Mother's Day is Sunday May 12th (you know this, right?), and there are many ways to express to your mom that she’s the best. Considering how many meals she’s made for you in your lifetime, here are some places where you can take her for brunch, ranging from fun to totally fabulous.

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