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Five New Bars to Check Out This Summer

Bored with your usual boozing spots? The drinking scene is set to get a bit richer this summer with the addition of several new cocktail and wine bars, and we've got some details of what you can expect. 

State Bird Provisions, Meadowood, and Mission Chinese Food Win Big For SF at the James Beard Awards

Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions.

Last night was a big night for San Francisco at the ceremony for the James Beard Foundation Awards in New York City.

Why Does S.F. Always Get the Shaft on the World's Top 50 Restaurants List?

Despite a decade of our city's growing prominence in the international food scene, and despite two Michelin three-star restaurants in the Bay Area, only one local restaurant has made the cut this year on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. And that is, of course, The French Laundry.

Mid-Market to Get Much New Food & Drink In the Next Two Years

Market Square

Assuming the economy doesn't decide to tank again, we are poised for another 2010-style boom in the food-and-drink world, especially around SoMa and the quickly gentrifying Mid-Market.

New Drinks Alert: Check Out the Cocktail Menu at Coqueta

The Castro cocktail

One of the biggest restaurant openings of the year — if not the biggest — just happened on Saturday, and that would be the debut of chef Michael Chiarello's first SF restaurant, Coqueta.

Sit-Down Prix Fixe Dining Comes to Off the Grid

One of the downsides of Off the Grid Fort Mason Center has always been the lines, and the crowds jockeying for picnic tables in that often windswept parking lot.

Meet Our Local Food & Wine Magazine-Named Best New Chefs for 2013

Danny Bowein for Uniqlo

It's awards season in the food world, and following on the recent announcement of the finalists for this year's James Beard Awards, we get news today from Food & Wine about the local honorees in the coveted Best New Chefs issue, due out in July.

And the Winner of the Pinot Cup Trophy at the Eighth Annual Pigs & Pinot is...

This past weekend was the eighth annual Pigs & Pinot fest at the Hotel Healdsburg, and across Sonoma County winemakers are always eager to find out which Pinot Noir will win the title of first place in the Pinot Cup.

Multiple S.F. Restaurants and Chefs Nominated for 2013 James Beard Awards

Rich Table chef-owners, Sarah, 36, and Evan, 32. Photo by Laura Flippen

The finalists were announced today for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, called the Oscars of the food world, which will be given out at a ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York on May 6. Yet again, San Francisco is well represented among the nominees, both in the Western region and in the national food scene, with two local restaurants nominated for Best New Restaurant in the country, and others recognized for their service, wine program, and general greatness.

The Skinny on Viticulture's Hippest Grapes

Orange Wine

San Francisco drinkers love a trend. Gin, rye, and rosé have all seen waves of rediscovery in recent years, and lately, orange wine is all the rage. But what’s behind the novel hue?

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