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Put a lid on it

TABLEHOPPING: New places where you can play with your food, plus PIE!

Phone home

COCKTAIL HOUR: New bar the Willows will make you want to call your mom

Peeps for keeps

TABLEHOPPING A cute little birdie has landed in the Upper Haight, the Tacolicious empire expands, and our local café scene keeps on percolating.

‘A’ for effort?

Don't judge new bar Novela by its gorgeous cover

Foggy holiday

A memorable barcrawl to Blarney Stone, Trick Dog, and Blackbird

Gang’s all here

The Blob digs into Sydney Town Tavern, Juice Shop, Shorty Goldstein's, Walzwerk


Downing Stranger Juice in the dark -- and biting into solid, juicy burgers at this Mission hotspot

Mean Greens

Veg-tacular dishes and drinks at Cupola, Orbit Room, Market and Rye


Michael Chiarello's new Coqueta seduces with Spanish flavors, intimate setting

Spring breakers

Warm weather + fresh and fruitful cocktails = an all-day drinking extravaganza

Eats everything

The Blob digs into Duarte's Tavern, Kitchen Story, and Limon Rotisserie. Plus: Talbot Cafe's cute school lunches

The G50: San Francisco’s top bars

From splashy dives to upscale classics (and everything in between) — our favorite spots to grab a drink

Latin highs

A new chef livens up beloved Italian tradition Oliveto, and sexy Gitane intensifies its regional Spanish focus

Can Yan noodle?

Martin Yan's M.Y. China and the upscale Hakkasan add to the Chinese scene


Spiced ribs and dreamy Natchez: the Mission BBQ makes a tasty comeback

A shot of warmth

New cocktail and bite combinations to light up winter nights

Banchan, ramen, and squid innards

Intriguing Asian hotspots Muguboka, Ramen Shop, and Roku arouse the senses

Island breezy

Tasting Jamaican at Back A Yard and Miss Ollie's


The new restaurant from Tony's Pizza Napoletana serves pizza and Italian treats you can't refuse

We go together

Appetite: Ringing in 2013 with notable new pairings

Sweet tooth

Appetite: Miso sesame rice crispies, chocolate-dipped peanut butter cupcakes, eggnog latte frozen custard, and more new sweets on the scene

Dishing 2012

Appetite: 2012's top new restaurants brought surprise tastes, culinary depth


West Portal's delicious, midrange, homestyle Greek secret is out

Sweet rollin’

The Bay's best new (and classic) bagels and doughnuts