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.
State Bird Provisions chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski just took what was probably a welcome break while the restaurant was closed for renovations since August. This weekend they return, and elsewhere in town we see that popular sushi spot Sebo is getting ready to shut its doors in Hayes Valley, and Michelin is getting ready to unleash their 2014 guide.
Coming up next week in Bay Area theater are two significant openings, the one-woman drama The Pianist of Willesden Lane at Berkeley Rep, and the one-man drama Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T., starring David Strathairn.
We're generally awash in lists of our own at 7x7, as you can see at right, but we'd like to take this opportunity to round up some of the more notable food and drink lists to pop up recently elsewhere, like Thrillist's six best sandwiches in town, and a roundup of new bars. Because everyone loves a list.
The biggest food news of the week is that dormant chef Ravi Kapur, formerly of Prospect, is getting back into the game come next year with a new Lower Nob Hill spot in conjunction with two Nopa partners.
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:
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