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  1. Neighborhood Watch
    A New South African Restaurant Debuts Downtown; Off the Grid Heads to Daly CityAlso, The Sycamore has a new mural.
  2. Trimmings
    Check Out the New Artwork and Refreshed Interior at FrancesWe have a couple photos of the new art installation.
  3. Pizza
    Oven’s Arrival Signals Pizzeria Vetri’s Opening Is Getting CloseSurprisingly, Vetri chose an American made oven over one imported from Italy.
  4. Openings
    First Look at Michael Chiarello’s Coqueta, Opening This WeekendThe much anticipated first restaurant in S.F. – and first Spanish restaurant – for the Italian chef has arrived.
  5. Openings
    Step Inside Tribune Tavern, Opening Tonight in Downtown OaklandIt’s the latest project from Chop Bar’s Chris Pastena, in the base of the Tribune Tower.
  6. Temporary Closings
    Longtime Late-Night Spot Globe Closed Weeknights for RemodelingIt’s been open sixteen years, and it’s getting a revamp.
  7. Openings
    First Look at Noir Lounge, Now Softly Open in Hayes Valley [Updated]It has a menu from the chef at Per Diem, and some noir-ish touches.
  8. Trimmings
    Check Out the Cool New Lounge and Entry at MeadowoodNo more walking outside to get to the bathrooms!
  9. Temporary Closings
    Brace: Frances Closing for a One-Week RefreshThey’ll be reopening on April 9.
  10. Chef Shuffle
    Renovations and New Chef Coming to Pub & Kitchen; 10 Arts Overhauls Menu andSpring brings lots of changes to two popular Center City restaurants.
  11. Trimmings
    Ayta Grill Opens in Highland Park, Hires Bruce Lee To Hold It DownChicken Boy better watch his step!
  12. Trimmings
    Hinoki Hostesses Drop Their PantsAnd it’s somehow meant to be less distracting than the previous uniforms.
  13. Previews
    First Look at 1601 Bar & Kitchen, Opening Shortly in SoMaIt could be softly open by this weekend.
  14. Trimmings
    Pucker Up: Clark Gilbert Puts the Finishing Touches on BisouThe restaurant relaunched as French bistro Bisou, but just received its piece de resistance this week.
  15. Openings
    First Look at Padrecito, Opening Tonight in Cole ValleyIt’s a spinoff of Mamacita, with a more concise menu.
  16. Trimmings
    Melisse Gets The BootsA fashion writer’s footwear gets the whole restaurant randy.
  17. Menu Changes
    Meadowood Introduces Three-Course Option, New Bar MenuYou can now just have a drink and a snack for under $50.
  18. Trimmings
    Wurstkuche Venice Recovering From Car Crash; Baby Blues Refreshes ExteriorUp until today, we were never really feeling the German sense of humor.
  19. Trimmings
    Here’s a Photo of the Reclaimed-Wood Wallpaper at FableIt’s a clever faux wink wink.
  20. Openings
    Step Inside Fable, Softly Opening Tonight in the CastroThe menu is New American, with a few twists.
  21. Reopenings
    Behold the New Saison, Opening February 1After a two-month hiatus and a move down to SoMa, chef Joshua Skenes and partner Mark Bright bring Saison back to life in high style.
  22. Trimmings
    West of Pecos Reclaims Some More WoodThey’ve just spruced up the exterior with some old barn wood from Kentucky.
  23. Trimmings
    Maverick Unveils a Swift and Quiet RemodelThey put on a fresh coat of paint, and some map wallpaper.
  24. Previews
    Step Inside Duende, Opening (Hopefully) This Weekend in Oakland’s UptownHere’s your first look at the delayed restaurant from Paul Canales, former chef at Oliveto.
  25. Openings
    First Look at Ramen Shop, Opening Tonight in RockridgeThe new ramen spot from some Chez Panisse alums debuts after a few delays.
  26. Reopenings
    Sneak a Peek at the New Saison, Opening Shortly in SoMaIt’s now looking like January, but stay tuned for an exact date.
  27. Trimmings
    Osteria La Buca Launches Private AYCE Dinner Parties$30 per person buys your brood rights to the space, with unlimited food and wine, all night in its brand-new “Pasta Room.”
  28. Openings
    Step Inside M.Y. China, Opening Today for LunchWe’ve also got some food porn for you too.
  29. Trimmings
    Santa Monica’s Babalu Washing Old Look Right Out Of Its HairOverseeing the facelift, owner Eddie Silkatis was a set-designer on Ghostbusters. ‘Nuff said!
  30. Openings
    Exclusive: First Look at Kitchen Story, Softly Open TodayThe replacement restaurant for Tangerine, under new owners, softly opened today.
  31. Reopenings
    Exclusive: First Look at One Up, the New Restaurant at Bar at the Grand HyattIt has a new bar program from bar star Scott Beattie, to boot.
  32. Openings
    First Look at Capo’s, the New Chicago-Style Pizzeria From Tony GemignaniWe have photos of the food, and more.
  33. Trimmings
    Oldfield’s Adds a Mural of Its NamsakeRace-car driver Barney Oldfield now graces the building’s flank in his old Blitzen Benz.
  34. Openings
    Step Inside The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar, Newly Open in Downtown NapaThe space, vacant and dark since a 1974 murder, has gotten new life and a nuanced American menu from Michelin-starred chef Brad Farmerie.
  35. Trimmings
    Red Hill Fans Grapple With Dreaded Three-Legged ChairsThe restaurant could be a surefire solution to Olympics withdrawal.
  36. Pizza! Pizza!
    Step Inside Farina Pizza, Now Open [Updated]A first look inside Farina’s down-the-block expansion into Neapolitan territory.
  37. Trimmings
    Santa Monica Pier Considers Rooftop DiningThe owners of Al Mare are pushing a new proposal to combine dining and coastal views.
  38. Openings
    First Look at Lolinda, Opening Tonight in the Former MedjoolSee a slideshow first glimpse of the new Argentinian-inspired steakhouse from the owner of Beretta and Starbelly, taking over the former Medjool.
  39. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Plenty Undergoes Big Changes; Begins Breakfast ServiceThe deli and prepared foods shop recently underwent changes, and more are in the works.
  40. Pre-Previews
    Hakkasan, Coming in November, Gets RenderedWe get our first glimpse of the seriously upscale Chinese place headed to downtown.
  41. Openings
    First Look at Amber Dhara, Now Open on ValenciaStep inside the new, slightly more casual offshoot of Amber India, now open at 18th and Valencia.
  42. Oeno-File
    And Now, Some of Napa’s More Stunning Wine CavesSome of them are damn fancy.
  43. Openings
    First Look at Abbot’s Cellar, Opening Next WeekStep inside the Mission’s newest beer hall.
  44. Trimmings
    Tattooed Mom Is Putting a Bike Corral Out FrontThe bike rack will accommodate up to 10 bicycles.
  45. Previews
    First Look at Rich Table, Opening Next WeekIt’s the new spot replacing Paul K from chefs Evan and Sarah Rich.
  46. Trimmings
    Brite Spot Rolling Out New Menu and PatioDarby Aldaco’s new menu will roll out on July 4, with deep-fried ribs and “chicken-fried chicken.”
  47. Trimmings
    Check Out AQ’s Summer Menu, and MakeoverIt’s all green and twinkly in there now, like a backyard patio in a warmer town.
  48. Openings
    Step Inside Brasserie S&P, Now Open at the Mandarin OrientalAlso, check out the new bar.
  49. Trimmings
    Dutch Chocolate Shop Restoring Downtown MarvelThe former soda fountain features stunning tile murals from artist Ernest Bachelder and once served as a location in a Dorothy Gish film.
  50. Trimmings
    Vermont Reinvented as Rockwell: Table & Stage, Celebrating Boogie NightsThe three-headed venue is simplifying its name, while changing its space and menus.
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