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  1. Food Is the New Rock
    Highlights and Lowlights From the First Annual BottleRock NapaWe’ve got some photos, and a mini-review.
  2. Interviews
    Michael Chiarello Says the Soundtrack to His Life Would Be ‘Highway toWho knew.
  3. Where Not to Eat
    Regarding the Scene at Chili’s in San Bruno, on Mother’s DayOnce again, Ms. Spotswood ventures where we dare not.
  4. Anniversaries
    Suppenkuche Rings In 20 Years With Big Thursday PartyThere will be a special menu, many people, and much beer.
  5. Oeno-File
    Aquitaine, Laurent Manrique’s Latest Wine Bar, Opening ShortlyThere will be some French food, too.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Merigan Sub Shop Headed for SoMa; Almanac Beer Dinners; and MoreAlso, Kitchen Mojo is now open.
  7. Empire Building
    Brenda’s French Soul Food Expands With Libby Jane CaféThere will be coffee and biscuits.
  8. Food Politics
    Even in Good-Food-Obsessed Berkeley, High School Students Eat JunkIt’s a microcosm of a much bigger problem.
  9. Previews
    La Urbana Gets a Mural on DivisIt will be up during construction.
  10. Openings
    El Techo de Lolinda, the Medjool Rooftop Replacement, Opens Monday … With WindThe glass screen is capable of withstanding 150-mile-per-hour winds.
  11. Fire Damage
    … And Little Baobab Is On Fire, Too [Updated]Another one!
  12. Fire Damage
    Iconic Forbes Island at Pier 39 Shut Down by FireThe iconic lighthouse restaurant may be severely damaged.
  13. Pre-Previews
    Rockridge’s Water Lounge Gets a New Taker: Bourbon and BeefWe’re intrigued.
  14. Community Bored
    Bacon Bacon Forced to Close By Bacon-Hating NIMBYsThe good news is, the truck is back in action.
  15. Booze You Can Use
    Cocktail Week Is Off This Year, You GuysIt will return, bigger and better, in 2014.
  16. Empire Building
    Roam Artisan Burgers Expands to Kid-Friendly Lafayette
  17. Beer Me
    Trumer Pils Brewery Hosting a Bike-In Movie Night May 24And there will be food trucks.
  18. Previews
    What to Eat at Sparrow Bar & Kitchen, Opening Soon in the Upper HaightIt’s a project from first-time restaurateurs who live upstairs, in the former Bia’s.
  19. Foodievents
    Marlowe Hosts Wine Dinner With Unti; Boxing Room Doing a Whole Goat Dinner MayChef Jennifer Puccio is, apparently, ‘obsessed with Unti.’
  20. Openings
    Paprika Opens on 24th StreetIt’s a bare-bones, brauhaus with some Czech and German beers.
  21. The Other Critics
    Bauer Returns to Haven, Likes It NowHe says chef Kim Alter has ‘found her groove.’
  22. The Chain Gang
    S.F. Gets an Applebee’s
  23. Coffee Talk
    Look Out for Philz Coffee, CaliforniaThey specialize in pour-overs, as the Bay Area knows well.
  24. The Other Critics
    Anna Roth Digs the Fried Chicken at Hard WaterShe especially loves the fried celery hearts, as we did.
  25. Fire Damage
    Oakland’s Merritt Bakery ‘Gutted’ By Early Morning FireThe place, popular especially with the elderly, pledges to reopen.
  26. Reopenings
    InnerFog Wine Bar Reopens … With New BeerThey were closed for a couple months after some water damage.
  27. Grub Guide
    The Best of S.F.: Where and What to EatOur compendium of best-of slideshows, for your convenience.
  28. Lists
    Editor of Restaurant Magazine Admits World’s 50 Best List IsHe speaks to a French magazine and pretty well fails to defend the list’s integrity.
  29. Previews
    Alex Smith and Kate Bolton Opening Huge New Bar, Novela, in Former Fluid SpaceA fancy new cocktail spot replaces the former ‘ultra lounge.’
  30. Openings
    Rhea’s Café Debuts at 20th and BryantThe second branch of Rhea’s Deli is at the other end of the Mission.
  31. Previews
    New Restaurant for the America’s Cup Park: Waiheke Island Yacht ClubIt’s a project from a New Zealand restaurateur.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Off the Grid Does Off the Cove at Tonight’s Giants Game; Southside SpiritAlso, Next Door opens in Berkeley.
  33. Celebrity Settings
    Rolling Stones Keyboardist Chuck Leavell Does a Couple Tunes at The Gold DustHe sang “Dead Flowers” with ABC 7’s Dan Ashley.
  34. Openings
    What to Eat at Farmshop, Now Open in LarkspurThe new restaurant from a decade-long vet of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group sounds promising.
  35. Beer Me
    Diving Dog Brewhouse, a D.I.Y. Beer Bar, Coming to Oakland Later This YearIt’s going in across from the Fox.
  36. Empire Building
    Danny Bowien and Jesse Koide Are Opening a New Asian Spot in S.F.It won’t be Chinese, though.
  37. Previews
    Great Indian Food Arriving Soon on HaightThat’s the name. Great Indian Food.
  38. Menus
    Abbot’s Cellar Launches Bar MenuIt’s a changing selection of shareable small plates.
  39. Sweet Beat
    Jonathan Kauffman Sings the Praises of Parallel 37’s New Pastry ChefAndrea Correa is apparently doing some fine work.
  40. Awards
    Danny Bowien, Christopher Kostow, State Bird Provisions, and Merry Edwards TakeThe big night is here.
  41. Temporary Closings
    Kitchenette Closed for ‘Restructuring’They’re closed for the month of May.
  42. Food Is the New Rock
    Rich Table, Wise Sons, and Nopalito All Sign on For Outside Lands in AugustIt’s the most foodinista of all music festivals.
  43. The Great Outdoors
    Huge New Rooftop Bar Designed By Kelly Wearstler Coming to Mid-MarketIt’s part of a big revamp of the Renoir Hotel, by the Viceroy group, at 7th and Market.
  44. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Minnesota Couple Takes Over Farm:TableThey’re taking over what’s become a beloved neighborhood hub.
  45. Previews
    Another Beer Garden Comes to Oakland: Brotzeit LokalIt’s opening possibly by late May.
  46. Awards
    Sacramento Food Blogger Hank Shaw Takes Home James Beard PrizeHis blog, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, is very handsome.
  47. Lists
    Incanto, Absinthe, and Range All Dropped From the Top 100Also, longtime Berkeley favorites Rivoli and Corso get dropped as well.
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    Big Is Closing, Moving to Mid-Market; Charanga Space in the Mission Has SomeAlso, chef Banks White is leaving Five in Berkeley.
  49. Holidays
    Where to Drink and Eat on Cinco de MayoIt may be raining, but we have a few ideas.
  50. Health Concerns
    Nordstrom Café Worker at Stonestown Comes Down With Typhoid FeverHopefully you haven’t eaten there recently.
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