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UPDATE: Chef Nick Balla announced he will be leaving the restaurant to start his own venture, and Bar Tartine will end on Dec. 31, 2016. Tartine Bakery owners will replace it with a yet-to-be-determined concept.

It’s a natural progression that a restaurant with roots to one of San Francisco’s more popular bakeries would open a […]

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You can discover bits of Nordic-influenced food in the dishes of Chef Nick Balla at Bar Tartine or some dishes at the regional Leopold’s on Polk – and of course there’s always the Ikea cafeteria.

But with the opening of Pläj this summer, the food of Scandinavia gets a full tasting in […]

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A restaurant that started off two years ago with a lot of promise now has picked up a Michelin star and is establishing itself as a fine-dining destination in Nob Hill.

Sons & Daughters was created by two friends from culinary school, Chefs Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty. People didn’t know much about the duo, […]

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One of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings this year burst onto the scene last month in a quiet block between the outer Mission and Potrero Hill. Central Kitchen is an industrial wonderland for Chef Thomas McNaughton to create playful and sophisticated dishes.

McNaughton, who made his name at the popular Italian restaurant Flour + […]

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State Bird Provisions is the hot new restaurant with a name that doesn’t sound like a restaurant. Still, people have been flocking here partly because of the food by Co-Owner/Chef Stuart Brioza and partly because of its unique food trays and carts simulating a dim sum tea house.

More on the food later. Let’s talk […]

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I’ve been tearing through a lot of pizza lately, and they’ve all been worthwhile. One of my favorites has got to be Pizzeria Delfina, with its savory thin crust and inventive toppings.

I suggested Delfina when fellow food blogger Row of Edible Snapshots was visiting San Francisco. She suggested pizza and I thought Pizzeria […]

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UPDATE: The owners of Cupola closed the restaurant on 2/29/16 but did not disclose a reason.

Cupola has all the markings of a stylish pizzeria, one of the many opening around the city – dark lighting, contemporary furnishings, glittery lighting and at the center in the back, a ceramic-tiled pizza oven with the warm glow […]

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The Lee Brothers (Dennis, Daniel, and David) made a name for themselves when they opened Namu in the Richmond District of San Francisco, a fancy and quaint Korean-style restaurant in the midst of ethnic spots in the residential area of the city.

Riding on their popularity, they decided to open another location focusing on grilled […]

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Ken Ken Ramen started off as a pop-up in the Mission and it stayed in the neighborhood when it finally opened its permanent home late last year.

Finding good ramen in the Mission – and in the entire city of San Francisco, as a matter of fact – is a challenge. But I’m always willing […]

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Pop-ups are still popular in San Francisco, but eventually a few of them turn into full-fledged restaurants or – like in the case of Sneaky’s BBQ – a semi-permanent restaurant.

Sneaky’s BBQ started out in 2008 as an underground caterer, and it continues to cater private parties with its menu of Carolina-style barbeque and fixin’s […]

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Like really good dim sum, it always seems like I have to travel outside of San Francisco – specifically down the Peninsula and San Jose – for a good bowl of ramen.

So when the buzz was that a good bowl of noodles could be found in the Sunset at Saiwaii Ramen, I thought I’d […]

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Spring is my favorite season, with its bright colors and sense of renewal (Happy Easter BTW). And that’s why I waited until now to check out the new AQ.

AQ is the concept restaurant by Chef/Owner Mark Liberman, who changes the menu and the restaurant esthetics every quarter with the season. The styling of the […]

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UPDATE: This restaurant closed in June 2015 when the owner wanted to spend time with his growing family.

Kare-Ken means “curry house” in Japanese, but this new spot on Jones Street is more like a studio apartment than a house.

The tiny spot only has room for a long counter that seats about eight, so […]

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I like to think I’m open-minded when it comes to trying new cuisine. I mean, how else can I say I’m not a fan of a certain food if I can’t say that I’ve tried it, at least once?

So when my friend Kim asked if I wanted to try Afghan food – a cuisine […]

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