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Foodie Updates: A New Top Chef Comes to Town, Box and Bells Debuts in Oakland, and More

The big food news item of the week is that Top Chef Masters contender Suvir Saran is opening his first West Coast restaurant in San Francisco, on Mid-Market, sometime next spring or summer. But we also have news of the opening of James Syhabout's latest project in Rockridge, and a new Greek spot headed to Hayes Valley.

A Chat With Nancy Gibbs, Producer of SHN's 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

Up next in the theater season being presented by Broadway importers SHN is the Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher.  Following up its successful Broadway run, the musical creatively tells the story of how Peter Pan became the boy who would never grow up, using an ensemble of a dozen actors playing over a hundred characters.

Five Local Chefs With Upcoming Restaurant Projects To Watch Out For

These all get filed under "opening in eight months to a year (or more)," but sometimes it's fun to look ahead at the projects we know that are coming down the pipeline from some noted local chefs.

Foodie Updates: The Menu at TBD, Fire Hits Maverick, and More

Big in food news this week is the imminent opening of AQ's spinoff, two doors away, called TBD; a chef shuffle at Comstock Saloon; Umami Burger moves into SoMa; and Maverick is struck by fire in the Mission.

Bay Brewsers: A Beer Garden Boom Hits the East Bay

The biergarten is already de rigueur in San Francisco. Exhausted the options? Cross over to the East Bay, where warmer climes have encouraged the beer garden boom, and raise a pint to Indian summer.

Quince and State Bird Score New Michelin Stars in Updated 2014 Guide

The new Michelin Guide to the Bay Area for 2014 drops today, and at a 'Stars Gala' at the Bentley Reserve last night all the chefs and restaurateurs honored with stars and Bib Gourmand status were feted. Most of them only found out about their renewed (or new) inclusion in the guide yesterday by phone, so it's a source of annual excitement for the local food world.

Seven Must-Eat Pasta Dishes In San Francisco

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.

Foodie Updates: Sebo Closes, State Bird Reopens, and More

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.

October Theater Brings One-Man and One-Woman Dramas

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.

Five New Bars Where You Can Start Toasting to Fall

Summer was a good season for drinking in S.F., and new drinks in general, and now that we're officially in fall we've got some new booze establishments to alert you to. In addition to the cool new bar program that just debuted at Tosca last week, here are five more to add to your list.

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