1. Neighborhood Watch
    Monk’s Kettle Turns Five; Luisa’s Now Closed
  2. Closings
    Bar Bambino to Close on December 31Owner Christopher Losa wants to spend more time with his family.
  3. The Other Critics
    Bauer Unimpressed With Food at Company, but Enjoys Warm AtmosphereFinal verdict: 2 stars.
  4. Openings
    Curry Up Now Coming to Valencia StreetWill open in mid-January.
  5. Empire Building
    A Jazz Lounge and More on Franck LeClerc’s Empire BuildingHe’s extending Cafe Claude with a jazz lounge and bar.
  6. Kerfuffles
    Valencia Merchants Press Harder for Year-Long Restaurant FreezeBut city officials are unlikely to grant the ban.
  7. Reopenings
    Gold Dust Lounge Pours First Drink at New SpaceIrish coffee was on the menu.
  8. Openings
    The Bureau 510, a Burger Bistro, Now Open in EmeryvilleIkea shoppers can enjoy a burger or sandwich nearby on Hollis Street.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Isreal’s Strictly Kosher Market to Close; Plant Cafe Mill Valley Almost OpenThe 65-year old market has decided not to renew its lease.
  10. Openings
    Reminder: 4505 Meats Opens SaturdayRyan Farr’s meat comes to the Mission.
  11. Pizza! Pizza!
    Sliver Pizzeria On Deck For BerkeleyThe new pizzeria will open in early 2013.
  12. Foodievents
    OTG: Fort Mason Open Tonight for Special Holiday MarketOver 27 food vendors are participating.
  13. The Other Critics
    Hirsch Enjoys the Tasty Ethiopian Fare at Rasselas; Bauer Bummed Out by Some ofHirsch says to skip the wait at State Bird and go to Rasselas instead.
  14. Nonstaurants
    Liholiho Yacht Club to Pop Up at Naked KitchenOn December 21st and 22nd.
  15. Openings
    La Fromagerie, a New Cheese Shop in Dogpatch, Now OpenChoose from 50 French cheeses at the AIC.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Jasper’s In Search of New Chef; Maverick Does Mexican; and MoreAlso, Chevy’s closes at Stonestown.
  17. The Other Critics
    Sens Surprised by Rich Table’s Seasonal OfferingsIt’s three stars for the Hayes Valley restaurant.
  18. Beer Me
    Monk’s Kettle to Release Special Beer In Honor of James BeardThe Mission beer haven has partnered with Dogfish Head to make the brew.
  19. Quote of the Day
    Traci Des Jardins Isn’t Rolling in the DoughBeing a celebrity chef doesn’t make you rich.
  20. Closings
    Locavore Closing October 1And there’s no news on where chef Jonathan Merritt is headed next.
  21. Truckin’
    Off the Grid Launches Picnic ExperienceNow you can picnic with your favorite restaurants in the Presidio.
  22. Foodievents
    Ravi Kapur, Jason Fox, and More to Guest Chef at Fifth FloorDuring the second annual Guest Chef Series in December.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    New Chef at Jake’s on Market; Sift Cupcakes Opens on Wednesday; and More
  24. Chef Shuffles
    Ravi Kapur Will Guest Chef at PiccinoFor two months starting in September.
  25. Booze You Can Use
    SF Cocktail Week Events AnnouncedGet tickets now for the September 17-23 festival.
  26. Lunch
    New Rhea’s Deli to Open in the MissionThe second location of the beloved deli will have lots of room for seating.
  27. Foodievents
    Cochon Returns With Heritage FireEnjoy spit-roasted whole animals on August 25.
  28. Openings
    Doughnut Dolly Opens Wednesday in OaklandWill offer cream-filled doughnuts until they sell out.
  29. Closings
    Sidebar at the Good Hotel to Become 104 MissionThe space will become a restaurant with a full bar from a Portland-based restauranteur.
  30. Lists
    State Bird Provisions is Bon Appétit’s Best New RestaurantThe Fillmore Street restaurant is the best of 2012.
  31. Where to Eat
    Last Minute Easter and Passover RoundupPerbacco’s got a special Seder sipping cocktail menu!
  32. The Other Critics
    Patty U. Sips Plum Bar’s ‘Complex Cocktails’; Miller CallsMiller is mesmerized by her meal at 1833.
  33. Temporary Closings
    Blackhawk Grille to Shutter for RemodelThey’ll reopen in June.
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Miss Pearl’s Reopens; A Mission Bar Celebrates Its Last Days; and MoreMiss Pearl’s opens for Mardi Gras with a new bar program.
  35. Where to Eat
    Where to Eat Tomorrow for Mardi GrasBoxing Room and Town Hall are the hottest tickets.
  36. Empire Building
    Bourbon & Branch/Rickhouse’s Latest Bar Project Has a New NameThe new bar is called Local Edition.
  37. Nonstaurants
    Walk-Ins Welcome at Ravi Kapur Pop-Up TonightDoors open at 5:30 at Citizen’s Band. Walk-ins welcome at the bar.
  38. Foodievents
    Burgundy Lovers Arrive to Celebrate La PauléeTaking place this Wednesday, February 22, through Saturday, February 25.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Rumors About Medjool; King Kong Bar Sprouts in FiDi; and MoreWill the folks at Beretta be taking over the Medjool spot?
  40. Menus
    Limon Morphs Into Limon RotisserieValencia Street’s Limon to become Limon Rotisserie.
  41. Sweet Beat
    Belinda Leong Brings Kouign Amann to Farm:TableThis Sunday, February 19, only!
  42. Quote of the Day
    NorCal Good Food Community is One Big Happy FamilyIt’s time for the Good Food Awards!
  43. Deals
    Comstock Launches Honky-Tonk SundaysWith blue plate specials and happy hour deals from 4 p.m to 7 p.m.
  44. Sweet Beat
    Filipino Desserts, Perfect for Healthy Sweet ToothsEspecially Ongpin’s Coco Cha Cha.
  45. The Other Critics
    Bauer Says Café Des Amis Has ‘Improved,’ But Some Stuff isHe raises them a half star, to two.
  46. Chef Shuffles
    Noriyuki Sugie Brings Specialty Ramen to NombeThe restaurant is also launching a lunch menu.
  47. Closings
    MO Bar to Close Late Next WeekThe Mandarin Oriental’s overhaul is starting earlier then expected.
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    Can’t Beat Blue Bottle’s Lattes; Gardening Classes at 18 Reasons;Also, a new cafe in Bernal.
  49. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Calls Wo Hing General Store ‘Corporate’ andCharles Phan’s latest restaurant awarded two stars.
  50. Lists
    Thomas McNaughton, Sons & Daughters Honored By ForbesTop 30 under 30.
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