It's not unreasonable to say that nowhere else in the country are there so many menus that are in a constant state of flux as there are in San Francisco. Maybe it's because nowhere else do the talents and ambitions of local chefs combine with the huge, tempting array of farmers' market produce available in any given week, and these chefs just can't help themselves.
This week's food-world news brings us a new beer bar in the Tenderloin, the closing of Pearl's Deluxe Burgers 2-year-old mid-Market location, and the debut of the new modern Thai restaurant near Union Square from famed food blogger Chez Pim.
For those of us hardcore omnivores, the art of creating truly crave-worthy vegetable dishes tends to involve something fried, and usually involves cheese. I, for one, would make a really fat vegan, because I'd eat nothing but french fries and veggie burgers. Below, a few of my personal favorite vegetarian items around town that are definitely not diet-friendly, but are worth a special trip.
In this week's food news, we have the opening of a new beer spot WOODS Polk Station, a new project in SOMA from Chris Cosentino, the launch of Pal's Burger Time, and a new wine bar headed to a troubled building in the Tenderloin.
San Francisco pastry chefs are taking a fresh approach to citrus, serving genre-defying desserts made from the most unusual varietals.
Friday night marked the kickoff of the sixth annual San Francisco Beer Week, which runs through this week, until Sunday, February 16, with tap takeovers, beer dinners, and other events all over the Bay Area. Below, a few tasty highlights from Friday's gala, as well as a few cool events to put on your agenda, should you be in a hoppy mood.
This week in local food news we've got an update on the Absinthe Group's Spanish concept coming to SoMa, the opening of the Second Act Marketplace in the old Red Vic, and some movement on a long dormant space in the Castro.
If your East Bay pals haven't already drilled this into you, you should know that there are plenty of reasons to head to Oakland and Berkeley to eat these days, and/or plenty of reasons to be happy with your dinner once you've been dragged over there for a baby shower, or similar. Check out seven fairly recent additions to the drinking and dining landscape over there, should you find yourself on the other side of the bridge after nightfall.
In this week's bevy of restaurant news we have the closing of a 50-year-old institution in outer Mission, the relocation of popular spot Lolo in the Mission, an update on two new bars opening this spring, and an update on the Sons & Daughters spinoff arriving soon in North Beach.
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