Last night was a big night for San Francisco at the ceremony for the James Beard Foundation Awards in New York City.
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.
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.
This week marks the long-awaited opening of Bi-Rite's second market, next door to Nopa at 550 Divisadero, at Hayes. The store was open briefly for a preview on Sunday from 4 to 8 pm, and they're repeating that today with a soft-opening this evening. Then, on Tuesday, it will remain closed, and be fully operational as of Wednesday morning, March 13. Below, we have a couple of fun facts you might not know about the new store.
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