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Two Sonoma Wines Take Home Prizes at the 2014 Pinot Cup in Healdsburg

On Friday night, as part of the ninth annual Pigs & Pinot fest at the Hotel Healdsburg, H2, and Dry Creek Kitchen, two local wines took home the first and second prizes in the annual blind tasting known as the Pinot Cup.

3 New Gourmet Food Markets Around the Bay

The Bay Area’s newest food markets are big on local and house-made provisions, in the tradition of European food halls.

Foodie Updates: Home Skillet Comes to Market, James Beard Finalists, and More

Hear ye, food fans: We've got some news for you this week. The people behind successful mid-Market breakfast and lunch spot Little Griddle are opening a spinoff in the former Pearl's space; the Outerlands reopening is delayed and we've got some slightly sad news about the chef; and a bevy of Bay Area chefs and others were nominated for James Beard Awards this week.

Sexy, Rustic Verbena Celebrates Dishes for Vegetarians and Omnivores Alike

The Bay Area, with its earthy-crunchy-hippie reputation, has long been a bastion of vegetarianism and veganism. But you’d be hard-pressed—especially with the currently trendy offal obsession—to find a restaurant serving dishes to please the veg set and the omnivores with equal creativity.

Five Great New Restaurant Bar Programs

With the ever-increasing pressure on restaurateurs to make sure they have extra-original cocktail lists to accompany their food menus, we bring you a roundup of the best new restaurant bar programs around town. 

Foodie Updates: A New Brunch Spot, Fifth Floor Becomes Dirty Habit, and More

This week in restaurant and bar happenings around town, we bring you news of the new Bar Agricole spinoff Trou Normand, a new chef back at Bar Agricole, a new Mexican brunch option, and news about the replacement concept at Fifth Floor, arriving in May.

Foodie Agenda: Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails, Eastside Bagels Returns, and More

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit! 

Foodie Updates: Incanto Closing, Local Cellar Debuts, and More

The big food headline of the week is the closure, later this month, of Chris Cosentino's 12-year-old flagship Incanto. But also in the news is the opening of Humphry Slocombe's Ferry Building shop, the debut of Local Cellar in the Mission, and yet another beer bar on its way to Lower Nob Hill.

Seven Casual Spinoffs of Fancier Restaurants

The last few years have ushered in a host of mini-empires in the San Francisco food scene, even if some of those are just empires of two. Restaurants like Acquerello, Quince, and AQ have all opened sister restaurants, sometimes next door, where the food is a little less fussy and the service is often top notch if a little more laid back, but still with the pedigree and quality of their fine-dining sibling. Below, our guide to the more recent crop of these spots, in case you didn't already know they were there.

Foodie Updates: The Square Opening in North Beach, Esta Noche Closes, and More

This week in restaurant news, we have the revamp of two shuttered spaces, one in North Beach and one in SoMa, and the return of restaurateur George Chen, who's at work on a big food complex in Chinatown.

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