Another SF Chefs has come and gone, and things wrapped up Sunday in Union Square with a third day of the Grand Tasting tent and a Negroni version of the annual Pimp Cup competition at Jasper's Corner Tap + Kitchen. All told, the Bay Area's chefs, bartenders, winos, and food fans came out for a festive, if slightly quieter fifth installment of the fest, and a good time was had by all.
This week in food and drink news, we have the debut of the much-anticipated new project from the Park Tavern/Marlowe crew, the revamp of a beloved Nob Hill dive, and the relocating of fire-damaged Chez Spencer, which will remain in the Mission.
Charcuterie has become widely popular at wine bars and restaurants around town over the last decade, but a handful of chefs and restaurants claim this as a specialty, and have been creating delicious and interesting meat boards in recent years.
This week in restaurant news, we have a major chef change at one of the Marina's most popular eateries; a new adult playland, complete with skeeball, opening near Union Square; and the expansion of Smitten Ice Cream.
While 7x7 has traditionally done a list of the Hot 20 Under 40 (it's now just the Hot 20, we don't discriminate by age, and you can vote on this year's nominees here), Zagat started going city by city through their markets and naming their Top 30 Under 30 in the local food and drink scene. Today they're unveiling this year's list, and we have it for you below.
One of San Francisco's beloved small restaurants is shutting down next month, and Polk Street is about to see a major upheaval in the bar and restaurant scene.
Coming up later this month and next in the local theater scene is a new parody musical involving last years big BDSM bestseller, and a star-studded revival of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land in its pre-Broadway, out-of-town tryout, starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Billy Crudup.
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