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Five Refreshing New Drinks to Try Around Town

It's almost not summer anymore, and yet it is, really, and will likely be for another couple months (fingers crossed). So here's a group of five new cocktails to seek out that will quench your thirst after a warm day, or even a kind of cool but sunny day like today.

Foodie Updates: The Tamale Lady Teams Up With Uber, and More

The week in food headlines includes an awesome new partnership between Virginia Ramos, a.k.a. the Tamale Lady, and Uber; a new beer garden and restaurant project from Oakland chef-restaurateur James Syhabout; a new Union Square Thai spot from well known food writer and blogger Pim Techamuanvivit; and the quickly approaching new sandwich shop from one-time A16 chef Liza Shaw.

Seven New Eating and Drinking Spots To Get Excited About This Fall

Ah, fall. It's around the corner, and it's traditionally a time of year when lots of restaurants try to rush to open before the holidays. This year there are a handful of higher-profile openings that you should keep an eye out for. 

Foodie Updates: Michael Mina Goes Japanese, 1760 Opens, and More

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.

Hear the Declaration of Independence Sing in the Musical "1776"

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and the whole gang become musical theater stars in 1776, a show that won the Tony Award for Best Musical back in 1969. It will be the opening show of A.C.T.'s 2013-2014 season later this month. 

Six Restaurants You Need To Go Back To Right Now

Bar Tartine

Michael Bauer's update review of St. Vincent last week got us thinking about all the other restaurants that either got their due in the past and continue to have a solid fan base — if not a wealth of ongoing buzz — or never got the adoration that they deserve.

Foodie Updates: 4505 Meats Heading to Divis, an Update on Magnolia's Dogpatch Brewpub, and More

4505 Meats most excellent burger. Photo: lesleyk/Flickr

The unofficial end of summer for the rest of the country is upon us, but we all know that the best is yet to come, weather-wise, for San Francisco. Also, there's a lot to look forward to this fall, bar and restaurant-wise.

What to Order at Tu Lan, Reopening Today

The #17 combo at Tu Lan, with pork kebabs and an sliced Imperial roll over rice.

Famously greasy and cheap Vietnamese dive Tu Lan (8 Sixth Street) was forced to close last summer, quite abruptly, after repeated health violations that had caused temporary closures over the previous few years.

Foodie Updates: Luella Becoming Stones Throw, City Tavern Becoming Sabrosa, and More

In this week's restaurant bulletin we have the impending closure of Luella on Russian Hill, tonight's closure of Canteen on Lower Nob Hill, and updates about two new spots coming to Cow Hollow. 

Hop Aboard the Drag Bus With 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical'

Swinging through town for a quick, two-week engagement is the Broadway tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical, now playing at the Orpheum. Fans of the early 90s movie, as well as fans of bawdy musicals and drag queens in general, should try to snag a seat before it's gone. 

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