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  1. Trimmings
    Napper Tandy Gets a Facelift
  2. Slideshow
    Exclusive: First Look Inside Central Kitchen, Opening ThursdayIt’s the most anticipated opening of the year thus far, from the Flour + Water team.
  3. Trimmings
    Step Inside Comal, Now Open in Downtown BerkeleyThey just debuted on Friday, and we’ve not got some photos.
  4. Openings
    Step Inside the Sunset’s New Nopalito Sequel, Now OpenThe second incarnation of the popular, Mexican sibling to Nopa will be open seven days a week.
  5. Temporary Closings
    E&O Puts Off Closure Until Memorial DayThat overhaul will happen in June now.
  6. Openings
    First Look Inside Local Edition, Now OpenThe new bar from the Bourbon & Branch team opened last night to an immediate crowd.
  7. Video Feeds
    Thomas Schoos Transforming Mirabelle on Sunset, Grand-Opening Planned on May 10The restaurant will also get a new chef and menu, along with its new “Hollywood glamor” look.
  8. Openings
    Step Inside Burritt Tavern, Opening TonightSee our slideshow of the swank new interior.
  9. Previews
    Check Out Namu Gaji, Opening WednesdayThe new restaurant from the Namu team is debuting at long last.
  10. Temporary Closings
    Blackhawk Grille to Shutter for RemodelThey’ll reopen in June.
  11. Awards
    Twenty Five Lusk Gets Another Design HonorThe design by Cass Calder Smith is honored by ‘Architectural Digest.’
  12. Openings
    Step Inside Corners Tavern, Walnut Creek’s Answer to the Gastropub TrendThe partners behind Town Hall and Anchor & Hope are expanding their empire eastward.
  13. Reopenings
    Meadowood Reopens Tonight With a New Menu and Refreshed LookSee our slideshow, including a before-and-after of the dining room.
  14. Temporary Closings
    E&O Trading Company to Close in April For Major RenovationThey’ll reopen in May with a new look.
  15. Previews
    Sneak a Peek Inside Namu Gaji, Opening March 31Ms. Tablehopper scores the exclusive first look.
  16. Trimmings
    Step Inside Yigit Pura’s Nob Hill HomeHe has a lot of pastry books.
  17. Trimmings
    Señor Fish Rains on Echo Park’s QuinceañeraThe restaurant’s expansion threatens a famous fifteen-year-old mural.
  18. The Great Outdoors
    Pizzeria Delfina Wants a Parklet, TooLook for it soon!
  19. Reopenings
    Step Inside the Freshly Renovated Ad Hoc, Now Open in YountvilleSee our slideshow of the refreshed dining room, complete with a really delicious steak.
  20. Previews
    Check Out a Rendering of the Upcoming Hi-Lo BBQIt’s going to have multiple levels, and meat by the pound.
  21. Lawsuits
    Andrew Kirschner Sued Over Tar & Roses Construction?Sarlin Builders Inc. is seeking over $120,000 in payment for agreed-upon work.
  22. Trimmings
    Brain Wash Gets an Exterior Upgrade
  23. Coming Soon
    Alla Spina: So Close, You Can Almost Smell the Mortadella Hot DogsThe chef’s tweets make this one of the worst kept secrets of recent memory.
  24. Trimmings
    Clifton’s Cafeteria Gets Its Old Face BackThe unveiling unfortunately revealed concrete blocks obscuring many of the facade’s original windows.
  25. FYI
    Click Click Snap: Square Peg Wants YouThey’re not looking for supermodel looks.
  26. Trimmings
    Clifton’s Original Facade Revealed TomorrowThe art deco decor hasn’t been glimpsed since the fifties.
  27. Video Feeds
    Cafe Stella Throws a Community Meeting and No One Shows UpThe owner currently has a rendering and video that tries to placate the angry mob.
  28. The Chain Gang
    Glendale Seeks to Shrink Signage at Fast Food RestaurantsBut it’s the little guys who stand to lose the most, of course.
  29. Beer Me
    Southern Pacific Brewing Company Opens Tonight, at Long Last, in the Heart ofSee our slideshow of the huge warehouse space that soon to be full of beer drinkers.
  30. Openings
    Step Inside Redd Wood, Opening Thursday in YountvilleRichard Reddington’s new pizzeria debuts in wine country.
  31. Reopenings
    Water Grill Unveils Refreshed Space Today, Opens Tomorrow Evening withThe addition of T.V. sets at the bar kind of makes us want to spit out our craft brew.
  32. Trimmings
    Behold Quince’s Swanky Remodeled Bar and LoungeSee our slideshow of the new, casual drinking and dining area.
  33. Trimmings
    Santa Monica Arby’s Signage Coming Off to Fly to OhioYou’d think taking down a 35-foot tall cowboy hat would be easy, but you’d be very wrong.
  34. Reopenings
    Behold the Newly Reopened, Not-at-All-Divey Murio’s Trophy RoomSee our full slideshow of the newly remodeled interior of this Upper Haight hangout.
  35. Trends
    Parallel 37 Gets National Props for Trying to Make the Ritz CoolAlso, the Four Seasons only recently started allowing staff to have tattoos.
  36. Openings
    Check Out State Bird Provisions, Debuting New Year’s EveThe new restaurant from Stuart Brioza and wife Nicole Krasinski is swinging open just before the ball drops.
  37. Funnies
    At Oakland’s Homeroom, Don’t Mind the Table NumbersHint: They’re all table 8.
  38. Trimmings
    Take a Look at AQ’s New Winter Décor and MenuCheck out our slideshow of the newly installed, post-solstice look.
  39. Trimmings
    Water Grill Unveils Its New LogoThe new design adds a touch of irreverence to the restaurant’s oft-intimidating reputation.
  40. Openings
    Step Inside Maven, Opening Wednesday in the Lower HaightThe replacement for RNM opens at long last.
  41. Puck Plans
    Barbara Lazaroff Shreds Spago’s Plastic Surgery Plans“I thought it was an episode of Ashton Kuchner’s Punk’d [sic] … it was an Episode of Pucked .. Ugly is Ugly.”
  42. Reopenings
    Step Inside Parallel 37, Opening Monday at the RitzSee the food and cocktail menus, as well as our slideshow of the newly modernized interior.
  43. Openings
    Tacolicious and Mosto Open at Last in the MissionAfter a few pesky delays, the new offshoot of the Marina taqueria is open.
  44. Trimmings
    Take a Look at Mosto’s Canning-Jar-Covered Ceiling500 or so will eventually be filled with little personal objects from staff and investors.
  45. Previews
    Exclusive: First Look Inside Dobbs Ferry, Opening MondayThe new East Coast-inspired joint on Gough and Hayes is the seventh new restaurant in the ‘hood this year.
  46. Trimmings
    Sunny Spot Signage Goes Up in VeniceIt also appears Beechwood’s ugly concrete barrier is being breached.
  47. Booze You Can Use
    Check Out the Drinks and Interior at Plum Bar, From Daniel PattersonThe next-door cocktail bar for Plum will serve a food menu as well.
  48. Openings
    Exclusive: First Look Inside Izakaya Yuzuki, Now Open in the MissionThe place remains pretty bare and simple, but will hopefully become a popular eating and drinking spot.
  49. Openings
    Step Inside Keiko à Nob Hill, Opening TonightInto the former Charles Nob Hill space comes a new fine-dining destination.
  50. Trimmings
    Figaro Owners Restoring Schaber’s Cafeteria Space to Open Figaro BistroThe famous cafeteria, all but ruined in the 1992 riots, aims to become an enchanting new French restaurant.
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