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If on a winter’s night …

Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson and Coi's Daniel Patterson cook up a spectacular rustic feast

Rich Table

Don't pass up the duck lasagna: this new Hayes Valley restaurant glows with satisfying warmth

Aim for these

Delicious destination dishes at Bluestem, Marcella's, and Blackwood

In FiDi, a Turkish gem

Perfect lamb, visionary seared branzino, and phyllo delights at Machka

Cocktail harvest

Appetite: Goose and Gander and The Thomas bring cocktail culture to Wine Country

Beer for dinner

BEER + WINE ISSUE Two new restaurants foreground tasty brews, and SF's unique new cider bar tickles taste buds

Dixie

The New Southern restaurant whistles, but doesn't quite sing

Pläj

Traditional Swedish dishes interpreted with a fresh regional spin

Maverick

The seven-year-old favorite's New Southern cuisine improves with age (and a new chef).

Double visions

Inspired pairings: a recent spate of star chef collabs yielded gorgeous dishes

Fresh slices

Gioia, Bakeworks, Del Popolo, Nick's Pizza ... a survey of hot new pizza parlors 

Five for summer

Dive into the season with these tasty bites from restaurants new and old

Rio Grande

New pop-up bar from the Bon Vivants mixes kitsch with quality -- especially if you order the off-menu cocktails

That’s amore

Original Joe's old school Italian conjures New Jersey nostalgia

Acquerello

Nob Hill fine dining that might be worth the price tag -- cheese cart and all

Who to drink

SUMMER DRINKS: Five bartenders look to the past to create some of the Bay's best cocktails -- and tell you what to sip for summer.

Namu Gaji

Their new space may be smaller -- yet the adventurous Asian spirit of Namu's Lee Brothers remains

Seafaring

APPETITE Fish makes me happy. Raw, grilled, seared, any which way. One new restaurant and one established favorite are glorifying the fish, and seafood...

New cocktails now

Flaming Spanish coffee, kumquat shrubs, 'infierno tincture' .... fresh delights at Comal, Copita, Grand Cafe, and Absinthe

Comforts of the flesh

Meat's a treat at Presidio Social Club, American Eatery, and O3

Sushi east and west

Revamped Joshu-Ya Brasserie and new Saru Sushi Bar increase our sushi diversity

Upper highs, Valley loves

Appetite: Jerk-spiced duck hearts, kambocha squash spaetzle, mango curry -- the best of Upper Haight and Cole Valley

All together now

Communal dining spirit enlivens new spots: Mission Bowling Club, Mozzeria, Castagna, and Claudine

Gourmet fresh (and cheap)

Warm muffaletta, chicken meatball Reubens, fizzy Kvas ... Market and Rye, Anda Piroshki, and All Good Pizza hit the spot