Food & Drink

Healdsburg hop

TABLEHOPPING Fill ’er up -- we’re taking a long (but worthy) journey to this Sonoma hotspot.

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TABLEHOPPING Not only is the Healdsburg area so damn beautiful (I'm talking about you, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys) but there are some pretty fab dining and drinking options — and deals in the winter off season. There's always something new happening up there, so let's start planning your next overnighter.Read more »

Modern English

TABLEHOPPING Eat like royals: New openings include The Coachman, The Square (N.B. not related to Square), sweet coffee spots, and hot hot dogs.

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CHOW NOW

People who consider themselves fans of prime rib (raises hand) will probably want to check out the version that's being made at Charles Phan's brand-new restaurant, The Coachman (1148 Mission, SF. www.coachmansf.com), now open in the former Heaven's Dog space in SoMa. Nope, no more Chinese food in that location, and Phan's not doing Vietnamese either.Read more »

Going back to Cali

TABLEHOPPING Stoner comfort food, dishes from Guam, chorizo burgers, and piroshki — just another day in SF.

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CHOW NOW

We finally have some gray skies, all the better to contrast the megawatt Technicolor interior of the new Loló (974 Valencia, SF. www.lolosf.com) location on Valencia. The larger digs, now sporting 65 seats, also boast two bars — mezcal lovers won't want to miss the new nine-seat Agave Bar in the back.Read more »

Full steam ahead

Anchor deepens its SF roots with proposed new facility

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BEER Just across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park, the San Francisco Giants and Anchor Brewing Company are concocting a beer-filled future for Pier 48. As part of the Mission Rock development project, the new Anchor brewery, slotted to break ground in late 2015, would allow Anchor to quadruple production and remain in San Francisco.Read more »

Hit the road

Pack your overnight bag, we’re going to Napa! It’ll be fun, we promise

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TABLEHOPPING Sometimes you just need to get out of town, and look at that, we have wine country right in our backyard. Winter and early spring are an ideal time to visit: there are fewer crowds and better room rates, and it's easier to make reservations. I'll be writing a few upcoming columns with ideas for swell overnight getaways, whether you want to escape with your sweetie or your best pal.Read more »

Horsing around

TABLEHOPPING: The Lunar New Year is here, and it's time to feast. Plus: powerhouse pop-ups, sandwich shops rising from the ashes, and more.

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The basics

TABLEHOPPING: Pizza, burgers, banh mi, and brunch...what more do you need?

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BALLIN' ON A BUDGET

This week features some smaller openings around town, plus new places to go for brunch, and, how charming, they're not all gonna leave you broke. Besides, some of us self-employed types are still reeling from those pesky tax quarterlies that were just due, blergh.Read more »

"V" for victory

TABLEHOPPING: New openings brought to you by the letter "V" — plus nifty North Beach spots for lunch and Sunday dinner.

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CHOW NOW

Here we are, barely wiping the holiday cookie crumbs from our mouths, and there are already a slew of new places open to tempt us away from our green smoothies. Nice try, there, you little resolution-maker you.Read more »

Wrap it up

A look back at the new restaurants, bars, and bites of 2013

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TABLEHOPPING How was your New Year's Eve? Did you tell 2013 to not let the door hit it on the ass on its way out, or who knows, maybe 2013 was oh-so-good to you? Hopefully the latter. One thing I do know is deadlines were a little wonky over the holiday, and yours truly started early on the Champagne (oops), so my end-of-the-year recap is running in the paper a wee bit late.Read more »