Food & Drink

Aloha, partner

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Tiki drinks, tiny umbrellas, and Hell's Angels history at North Beach's Hawaii West 

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THE WEEKNIGHTER Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Broke-Ass Stuart (www.brokeassstuart.com) will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, bringing you stories about the places and people who make San Francisco one of the most phenomenal cities in the world. Who wants a drink?Read more »

Brunch me

TABLEHOPPING New spots to hop out of bed for, Monday pizza at The Mill, and Off the Grid's TGIF fiesta.

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TABLEHOPPER New spots to hop out of bed for, Monday pizza at The Mill, and Off the Grid's TGIF fiesta.

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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 »

Up valley

An overnight visit to St. Helena yields great eats (and killer English muffins).

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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 »