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A new glamorous space arrives in San Francisco’s dining scene in the form of Gibson inside the Hotel Bijou on the edge of the city’s Tenderloin district, bordering the Union Square neighborhood.

It’s a spot with a food pedigree that gives it instant buzz after its official opening earlier this month: 1) Executive Chef Robin […]

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For the last five years, Chambers Eat + Drink has been anchoring the restaurant space at the hip Joie de Vivre’s Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, following in the footsteps of Backflip, Bambuddha Lounge and briefly, Miss Pearl’s Jam House.

The space always had a bit of the rock scene, accentuated by the poolside dining and […]

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It’s hard to imagine ramen to be more popular than it already is in the San Francisco Bay Area, but after dining at the new white hot Mensho Tokyo in the Tenderloin neighborhood last night, you’d think ramen has finally arrived in San Francisco.

This may be a reflection of the fact that many ramen lovers […]

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The story: The Chairman is the wildly popular food truck serving up Chinese-inspired buns with creative combinations of ingredients in various street food pods around the city. Earlier this year, it finally opened its brick-and-mortar spot in the Tenderloin, the gritty San Francisco neighborhood known sometimes as Little Saigon because of all the pho noodle […]

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The story: Liholiho Yacht Club is the hot new restaurant that opened earlier this year in San Francisco’s “Tendernob” neighborhood. Chef Ravi Kapur (formerly of Boulevard and Prospect) has been experimenting with his dishes for awhile through a popular pop-up. Since opening the permanent spot, he’s had the city and national Read the full post

UPDATE: This restaurant changed its name to Crawfish Fusion.

The story: Crawfish is a Louisiana staple, where it’s affectionately known as “mudbugs.” In San Francisco, you can find crawfish boils at Vietnamese restaurants, which seem odd, at first, until you understand that Vietnamese immigrants worked the shrimp industry along the Gulf and have adapted the […]

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Brenda’s French Soul Food is notorious for its long waits for weekend brunch. But now those waiting can get a preview of what’s to come by walking a couple of stores down to the new Libby Jane Café.

Opened by Chef Brenda Buenviaje’s wife and partner, Libby Truesdell, the café almost reminds one of […]

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Twice the Size. Just as Popular.

On December 26, 2012 By

Brenda’s restaurant seems to be a popular spot to gather, as demonstrated by the countless groups of people who come for its popular brunch.

Before the holidays, Brenda’s was the perfect setting for another gathering of my fellow food blogging diners – Edda of A Housewife’s Tale and Jo of Jo Boston is […]

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Dottie’s New SOMA View

On April 22, 2012 By

Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is one of those San Francisco institution notorious for its long lines, for years forming from its tiny diner in the gritty Tenderloin area. Earlier this year, it moved to a larger space, yet still retained the line and gritty personality on Sixth Street just south of Market.

I’d never been […]

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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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