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Emmita's Cafe Opens in Pacific Heights

Emmita's Cafe is good for just about everything, with something on the menu for everyone. The neighborhood spot offers a selection of breakfast burritos, sandwiches, salads and juices. There are four different kinds of breakfast burritos for you to choose from. Their most popular is filled with your choice of hearty bacon or sausage, fluffy eggs, crunchy hash browns, melted cheese and creamy garlic aioli. For something a little lighter, you can never go wrong with their peanut butter and mango jam sourdough toast or chocolate hazelnut butter oatmeal. To discover more of their menu, you can find them on Divisadero Street in Pacific Heights.

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Casoncelli

Itria Highlights the Range of Italian Cuisine

Itria is a modern Italian restaurant that opened up in the Mission District. The name comes from the Syriac word 'itriya,' used by geographer al-ldrisi to describe a type of dried pasta he saw in Sicily during the 12th century. The restaurant showcases seasonal Italian dishes, focusing on handmade pastas and a rotating selection of crudo. One of their most popular pastas is the casoncelli — stuffed with herbed ricotta and covered in green garlicky pesto. Itria is the perfect place for a casual date night or a friends get together, so be sure to check them out in the Mission District for pastas you won’t forget.

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Bernal Heights Welcomes Marlena

Located in Bernal Heights across the street from Precita Park, Marlena is a family-owned restaurant offering modern California fare. The restaurant has a rotating seasonal four-course menu that combines the precision of fine dining with the comfort of California cuisine. The dishes change every few weeks, so be sure to stop by to see what’s on the menu.

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Villon menu items

Villon Reopens After Two Year Break

Villon focuses on dishes that highlight and celebrate the diversity of Californian cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering everything from oysters and smoked polenta with braised pork to halibut crudo and artichoke agnolotti. Alongside their entrees, a visit to Villon wouldn’t be complete without exploring one (or some) of the over 30 different wines and cocktails offered — showcasing both new creations and beloved classics. To explore Villon’s carefully curated menu, you can find them inside the San Francisco Proper Hotel on Market Street.

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Greek appetizer plate

Mission District Welcomes Greek Wine Bar

Greek cuisine found another home at Ivory and Vine. The cozy wine bar celebrates Greek cuisine and culture with live music, flowing wine and authentic Greek starters like crispy spanakopita, creamy garlicky tzatziki and rice-stuffed dolmas. Ivory and Vine features some of the Bay Area’s best Jazz and classical performances — complimented by a thoughtfully curated selection of local and international wines and beers. Find them in the Mission District for a true Greek taverna experience .

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Bansang Brings Korean-Style Tapas to Fillmore

Bansang recently opened in the Fillmore district with a focus on Korean small plates such as kimchi oysters, uni scallop toast and lime soy fried chicken. The uni scallop toast consists of an airy slice of buttermilk bread topped with Hokkaido scallop, trout roe, uni and nori puree. The name “Bansang” is in reference to the tables that were set for kings and other royalty during imperial Korea, where banchan (small side dishes) would be laid out. The restaurant’s Korean-style tapas — which you can share and combine, shows the range and diversity of Korean cuisine. To explore modern takes on classic Korean dishes, you can find Bansang at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Fillmore Street.

Front entrance to Willow on the Green
Front entrance to Willow on the Green

Cheese Shop Opens in Sunset District

A cheese shop and provisions store opened in the Sunset District — ready to supply you with any and all your park needs. Whether you’re having a picnic or just looking for some of the best quality cheese in town, Willow on the Green has you covered. Alongside the many options of cheese offered, you can also find a large selection of British jams, tea, snacks and drinks. To find out more about it, you can find Willow on the Green at 9th and Irving Street.

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Uma Casa sign

From Lisbon to the Bay, Uma Casa Brings the Best of Portugal to Noe Valley

Uma Casa is a new restaurant in Noe Valley that offers traditional Portuguese dishes. It is the only full-service Portuguese restaurant in the city and has a wide variety of seafood options like pasteis de bachalhau (salt cod & potato fritters), wine braised octopus and rissois de camarao (shrimp turnovers). Their entrees feature both seafood and meat options like alcatra (pot roast) and bacalhau à gomes de sá, a baked salt cod casserole with potatoes, caramelized onions, parsley aioli and egg. For dessert they have a few selections, like pastel de nata (egg custard tart) and bolo de laranja (orange and olive oil cake) served alongside a passion fruit sorbet. You can find them at the intersection of Church and Duncan Street to enjoy the best of Portuguese cuisine.

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Lazy Susan Moves to West Portal

Lazy Susan recently moved into a permanent location in West Portal. Named after the turntable found in many Chinese restaurants around the city, the Chinese-American restaurant offers hearty and comforting dishes that'll keep you coming back for more. Whether you're craving some fried wonton strips, General Tso’s chicken, or chow mein, they have you covered. Lazy Susan is a take-out and delivery spot that offers over 20 Chinese-American dishes for you explore. Find them in West Portal to satisfy any and all food cravings.

Location of Back to Back
Location of Back to Back

Nob Hill Wine Bar Set for Summer Opening

Back to Back is a restaurant and natural wine bar that’s set to open in Nob Hill.  Siblings Monica and Randall Hom are combining their passions for vinyl records, pizza and natural wine all under one roof. Back to Back will have Neapolitan pizzas made in a wood-fired oven, a lengthy wine list and a steady stream of vinyl records playing in the background. Keep an eye out for their upcoming opening late this summer.

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Dining room

Uccello Lounge Opens With Live Music and Shareable Plates

Uccello Lounge is a restaurant, cocktail lounge and music venue that recently opened at the Civic Center. They offer dishes such as roasted trout, truffled mushroom flatbread and a selection of small bites, salads, and entrees. Uccello is a collaboration of longtime restaurateurs and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The menu focuses on happy hour shareables, hand-crafted cocktails and a diverse selection of comforting dishes such as Turkish manti dumplings and halibut crudo. Go for bold flavors and stay for the wine, cocktails and live music. You can find Uccello Lounge inside the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Menya Kanemaru bar

New Ramen Spot Comes to the Mission District

Menya Kanemaru is a new izakaya-style restaurant that opened in the Mission District. They offer 10 different types of ramen. Menya Kanemaru specializes in creamy ramen, hot and cold appetizers and a variety of bento boxes. They also offer a variety of entrees like teriyaki salmon and beef sukiyaki for you to enjoy. Menya Kanemaru brings comforting and bold flavors to the neighborhood, so be sure to check them out at the intersection of Duboce and Valencia Street.

Burgers and fries
Burgers and fries

Super Duper Burgers to Open in Laurel Heights

Burger lovers, rejoice! Super Duper is opening up in Laurel Village. The local burger chain opened its first branch in 2010 and has quickly become a San Francisco institution. The new location will offer all the classics, such as veggie burgers, crispy French fries, chicken sandwiches and all-natural hamburgers — always juicy and cooked medium. Make sure you keep an eye out for the upcominng opening at California and Laurel Street.

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Zensai

New Kappo-Style Restaurant Comes to Japantown

Yuji is a 9-seat restaurant in Japantown that serves kappo-style cuisine. Kappo is a traditional style of Japanese cooking that culminates in a multi-course meal chosen by the chef. At Yuji, you can enjoy a 12-course meal that changes often depending on the season and ingredients at hand. The menu highlights vegetables, seafood, and meat — serving dishes like crispy black miso cod, the freshest slices of wagyu beef, and deep fried tilefish. To try bold flavors and discover more about kappo-style cuisine, check them out at the intersection of Post and Webster Streets.

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Umai hot dog menu items

Stonestown Welcomes Umai Fusion Hot Dogs

Umai Savory Hot Dogs recently opened a new location in the Stonestown Galleria Mall. The fast-casual spot specializes in fusion hot dogs. What's a fusion hot dog? At Umai, it's a hot dog influenced by different cuisines from around the world. Umai has over 27 different types of hot dogs to choose from, with all the sauces and toppings you can dream of. One of the most popular is their Japanese-inspired hot dog which consists of a freshly baked soft bun and all-beef hot dog topped with roasted seaweed, teri mayo, teriyaki sauce and white sesame. To explore more flavors you won’t forget, check them out at the Stonestown Galleria Mall.

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Nepalese tapas

Piroo Brings Nepalese Tapas to Nob Hill

Piroo opened in Nob Hill with a focus on Nepalese street food, small bites and Chatpate — a popular street food in Nepal made with puffed rice, noodles and vegetables. It’s Nepal’s own version of chaat, the savory snack found all over South Asia, and it’s a winning combination of hearty and fresh that’s hard not to love. Piroo also offers a variety of small bites and entrees like crispy pani puri and tender salmon kachilla for you to enjoy. To explore the flavors of Nepal, you can find them at the intersection of Post and Polk Street.

Unagi Oshizushi
Unagi Oshizushi

Six-Seat Sushi Counter Opens in Lower Haight

Ken is an intimate sushi spot that recently opened its doors on Divisadero Street. The restaurant offers a variety of sushi, as well as a traditional multi-course omakase experience that uses fish from Tokyo's famous Toyosu Market. There are plenty of rolls to choose from, whether it’s the kani roll with salmon caviar and sea urchin or the maki roll with bluefin tuna, eel, and egg. To explore more of their menu, head to Lower Haight to find some of the best Japanese cuisine.

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Outside of Zuni Cafe

Don't Miss Mother's Day Brunch at Zuni Cafe

Zuni Cafe has been serving Californian cuisine since it first opened in 1979.  Since then, the restaurant has been delighting visitors with its bold and creative dishes — receiving multiple awards for its outstanding food and service. Zuni Cafe has a rotating menu inspired by seasonal ingredients and is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday you don’t want to miss. Something you will always find on the menu is a large selection of oysters and the popular roasted chicken, served alongside a bread salad with mustard greens, dried currants and pine nuts. To try the best of California, check them out at the intersection of Market and Rose Street.

Khao mun gai
Khao mun gai

Gai Chicken and Rice Comes to Mid-Market

Fast-casual restaurant Gai has opened a new storefront on Market Street, offering a variety of Thai, Vietnamese and Singaporean flavours. Gai specializes in slow-poached chicken served over a bowl of rice and broth. The dish is known in Thailand as khao man gai and is the perfect balance of hearty chicken, fragrant rice and rich broth. At Gai, ordering is simple, you can choose a base of rice or salad, the protein of your choice and one of the three sauces offered (Thai, Hoi An, Hainanese Gai). Check them out at 6th and Market Street for bold flavors you won't forget.

Kaiyo rooftop
Kaiyo rooftop

Kaiyo Rooftop Opens in SoMa

Kaiyo recently opened at the top of the Hyatt Place Hotel, just steps away from Oracle Park. The rooftop restaurant is filled with plants, rich textiles and a roaming yakitori cart serving Peruvian Anticucho and Japanese yakitori. Kaiyo showcases both Peruvian and Japanese cuisine through bold flavors, small bites and local ingredients. They have selections that feature everything from sushi and empanadas to ceviche. One of the most beloved dishes is the crispy fried shrimp, served alongside green onions, togarashi, salsa criolla and rocoto aioli. They also offer a large selection of cocktails, sake and Japanese beers. The craft-cocktail program highlights Peruvian Pisco and Japanese whisky with daring spices, herbs, and fruits. Check them out at 3rd and Townsend Street at the Hyatt Place Hotel for refreshing bites and wide open views of the Bay.

Blueberry rhubarb pie
Blueberry rhubarb pie

Tartine Ready to Welcome Mother's Day with Speciality Cakes and Pies

Tartine is celebrating the moms and mother figures in our lives with speciality cakes and pies available this Saturday and Sunday. They'll have everything from strawberry-soaked biscuit cake with mousseline filling to blueberry rhubarb pie filled with blueberries, rhubarb, lemon zest and vanilla bean, all in a flaky pie dough. For flavors you won't forget, you can pre-order their cakes and pies on the Tartine website or at any of their three locations.

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Pickled green almonds

Komaaj Brings Pickled Green Almonds to the Mission

Komaaj recently opened in the Mission District, specializing in dishes from Gilan, a province on the Caspian Sea in Northern Iran. The restaurant offers Iranian classics like kuku sabzi (herb frittata) and morgh e-torsh (chicken stew) alongside a selection of other entrees and salads. All dishes come with a side of airy and light Sangak flatbread, making sure you get all your Iranian comfort food cravings taken care of. Alongside their menu selections, Komaaj offers an array of pickled nuts, fruits and vegetables for you to take home with you. They make everything from pickled green almonds to pickled pomegranates. The new selection of pickled products is sold at the restaurant and aims to highlight and celebrate traditional Persian preservation techniques and ingredients. To try some of the best of Iran, you can find them at the intersection of 26th and Capp Street in the Mission District.

El Porteno empanadas
El Porteno empanadas

El Porteno Empanadas Opens Near Oracle Park

El Porteno is an Argentinian family-owned eatery that recently opened a block away from Oracle Park. They specialize in Argentinian empanadas that will transport you all the way to Buenos Aires. The eatery also offers seasonal sweet treats and vegetarian snacks. When it comes to empanadas, there are many fillings, with chicken, shrimp, beef, and cheese just some of the options offered. One of the most popular is the pollo empanada, filled with oven-roasted chicken breast, roasted onions and green olives. Next time you’re near Oracle Park, make sure you stop by El Porteno for a taste of Argentina.

Different menu items at Square Pie Guys
Different menu items at Square Pie Guys

Square Pie Guys Set to Open Third Location

The team behind Square Pie Guys is getting ready to open up a third location at Ghirardelli Square this summer. This pizzeria is known for serving 8x10 Detroit-style pizzas that are always crunchy on the bottom, fluffy in the middle and crispy around the edges. The new location will be the largest to date and will offer pizza, salads, the famous crispy chicken wings and a selection of local beers and cocktails. Be sure to keep an eye out for their upcoming summer opening.

Inside of Shuggie's
Inside of Shuggie's

Shuggie’s Opens with Natural Wines and Sustainable Dishes

Shuggie’s is a restaurant and natural wine bar that recently opened in the Mission District. Their focus is on sustainability, with all dishes utilizing food items that would otherwise be discarded. They specialize in grandma-style rectangular pizzas and shareable plates, all highlighting upcycled ingredients and sustainable proteins. Some items to try include the fried pickles and the crispy pepperoni and honey pizza. Shuggie’s also offers over 10 different types of natural wines, all made by small scale producers and covering the entire wine spectrum. To check them out you can find them in the Mission District at the intersection of 23rd and Bartlett Street.

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Souvla menu items

Souvla is Coming to Dogpatch

Beloved Greek eatery Souvla is opening a new storefront in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood. The restaurant will be the biggest one yet, with 60 seats, a wine bar and an expanded menu. The location will offer sandwiches, salads, appetiezers and a selection of wine, beer, and Greek frozen yogurt. Inspired by the Souvlaki joints seen around Athens, their chicken sandwich is full of tender pulled chicken, topped with fennel, pea sprouts, orange, pickled onion and Mizithra cheese, all wrapped in a warm fluffy pita. Alongside their sandwiches and salads, Souvla is also famous for their creamy frozen Greek yogurt, with honey, baklava and olive oil just some of the flavors offered. To try all their classics and more, keep an eye out for their upcoming location at the intersection of 3rd and 22nd Street.

Maine Lobster and lobster tots
Maine Lobster and lobster tots

Cousins Maine Lobster Comes to San Francisco

Cousins Maine Lobster has several restaurants and food trucks across the country — and they've just arrived in San Francisco. Their three food trucks serve up East Coast lobster rolls, bisques, chowders, and even crispy lobster tots. Cousins and owners Jimmy Tselikis and Sabin Lomac opened their first lobster shack in 2012 to celebrate the best of Maine, and reconnect with childhood memories of buttery corn and fresh lobster. Today, you can find their food trucks all around the city, including every Friday night at Off the Grid at Fort Mason Center. Check out when they’re in your neighborhood to get a taste of fresh Maine Lobster in all its forms.

Inside of Vico Cavone
Inside of Vico Cavone

Castro Welcomes New Italian Restaurant

Vico Cavone opened in the heart of the Castro neighborhood offering an authentic Neapolitan dining experience. The restarurant offers house-made pastas, pizzas, Italian sandwiches and an array of salads. Italian classics featured include crispy arancini, airy gnocchi and over 10 different types of pizzas. One of the most beloved dishes is their rigatoni alla Genovese — pasta with a hearty beef and onion ragu that’s slow-cooked for hours. Vico Cavone is open for brunch, lunch and dinner, offering you a Neapolitan experience all day long. Next time you're in the Castro, be sure to give them a visit.

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Noodle Fest logo

Noodle Fest is Back After 10 Year Break

Noodle Fest is a celebration of two historic San Francisco neighborhoods, where vendors and locals come together to make noodles, support local businesses and celebrate the rich culinary history of North Beach and Chinatown. The two neighborhoods are divided by Columbus Avenue, but they’re about to meet at the table over a common love: noodles. Tickets for the event are $20 and give you access to sample some of the 30 vendors in North Beach and Chinatown that are participating. In North Beach, you will be able to find spaghetti, rigatoni and a ton of other pasta, while in Chinatown there will be copious amounts of chow mein and mei fun. Noodle Fest comes back April 30th and runs from 2-4pm. Make sure you don't miss it! Go with friends or family and celebrate some of San Francisco's most iconic neighborhoods. Get your tickets here.

Inside of Almadura
Inside of Almadura

Almadura Opens in Nob Hill with Tapas, Tacos and Tap Beer

The team behind Charlie's Food Trailer opened Almadura, a Spanish-inspired restaurant in the heart of Nob Hill. Almadura serves tapas, tacos and an ample number of beers on tap. Some popular dishes featured include the gambas en ajillo, a spicy garlic shrimp and lamb chops with chimichurri and pomegranates. If you're craving something a little simpler, Almadura has over 5 different types of tacos to choose from. The restaurant also has an extensive beer list, from ales and stouts to pilsners and lagers, all designed to highlight and celebrate Bay Area breweries. For tapas, tacos and tap beer, check out Almadura next time you’re in Nob Hill.

Front entrance to Pacific Cocktail Haven
Front entrance to Pacific Cocktail Haven

Pacific Cocktail Haven Returns to Nob Hill

Pacific Cocktail Haven has reopened at a new location! The cocktail bar has bold and creative drinks , where pistachios and lychee are just some of the ingredients included in the "Lime in da Coconut", made with vodka, salted pistachio and coconut-lychee milk. The cocktail bar has a unique list of over 15 different cocktails using ingredients like miso, red bean and calamansi. If you’re looking for a spot during a night out, or a drink after a long work week then check out Pacific Cocktail Haven at the intersection of Mason and Sutter Street.

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Pushkin menu items

Pushkin Hosts Ukraine Fundraiser at the Ferry Building

Pushkin, a family-run restaurant serving Ukrainian cuisine, is hosting a pop-up fundraiser at the Ferry Building, with proceeds going to Nova Ukraine, one of the largest  Ukrainian aid organizations. The pop-up will take place this Saturday from 10am to 3pm. There will be Ukrainian dumplings, borsch, syrniki (cheese pancakes) and piroshki based on the owner's grandmother's recipe. What is a piroshki? They're fried buns generously filled with meat, chicken, or vegetables. Make sure you check Pushkin out if you’re by the Ferry Building to explore more Ukrainian dishes and support Nova Ukraine.

Front entrance to Not Latte
Front entrance to Not Latte

Not Latte Brings Fruit and Coffee Drinks to the Sunset

Not Latte is a coffee shop that serves up fresh seasonal fruits and freshly roasted coffee together, resulting in a cup with fruit at the bottom and coffee on the top. The coffee shop was first created to cater to people who desire all things fresh, whether it's fresh fruits, coffee, or pastries. Not Latte offers bold and unique drinks — one of the most popular is the banana fruit, which is fresh bananas, ice, gusto crema Italian blend coffee and your choice of milk, all slowly stirred together. Alongside drinks featuring fruits like durian and mango, Not Latte also offers snacks, coconut lattes and espresso. To discover more fruit flavors, find them at the intersection of Irving and 23rd Street.

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Taqueria el Farolito sign

Taqueria El Farolito is Coming to North Beach

The taqueria and late-night restaurant known for its burritos, tacos and tortas is opening another location in North Beach. El Farolito has become a San Francisco institution ever since it first opened in 1983 at 24th and Mission Street — today, there are more than 10 locations in the Bay Area and Central Valley. While there are many classics on the menu to choose from, El Farolito is known for many creations like the boss burrito, a combination burrito of shrimp and pork with tangy sour cream, lots of guacamole, fresh pico de gallo, rice and your choice of black or pinto beans. Be prepared to go there at least once a week to satisfy your burrito cravings, as the North Beach location is scheduled to open on the corner of Grant Avenue and Fresno in the next few months.

Collection of different chocolates
Collection of different chocolates

New Chocolate Shop Opens in Chinatown

Jade Chocolates, a new cafe and chocolate shop recently opened in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown. The cafe showcases Asian-inspired chocolates as well as tea, baked goods and ice cream sundaes. At Jade Chocolates, you can find an afternoon tea service alongside baked goods like matcha madeleines and apricot-almond scones. There will also be more lunch-focused dishes like pickled vegetable spring rolls and chive quiches. Whether it's for a sweet treat, a quick lunch or just a cup of tea, be sure to check them out at the intersection of California Street and Grant Avenue.

Souvla chicken salad pizza
Souvla chicken salad pizza

Souvla and Square Pie Guys Collaborate to Support La Cocina

Souvla and Square Pie Guys are teaming up! The two restaurants are coming together to offer a Greek-style pizza that's hearty, crunchy and refreshing. For a limited time only, you can get the “Souvla chicken salad pizza” topped with ricotta cream, shredded chicken, pea sprouts, pickled red onions and mizithra cheese. The pizza also comes with a side of Souvla’s famous “granch” (Greek ranch dressing) to drizzle on top. The two San Francisco restaurants are partnering to benefit La Cocina, a non-profit food incubator based in the Mission. The "Souvla Pie Guys" pizza is available now through the end of June at all Square Pie Guys locations, with 5% of proceeds going to supporting and empowering food entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.

Kkanpoong saewoo
Kkanpoong saewoo

Korean-Chinese Spot Opens in the Sunset District

Claire Lee and Eddo Kim, the team behind the Sunset’s popular Korean market Queens have launched a new takeout spot. Hotline is currently focusing on takeout and delivery, serving up classic junghwa-yori (Korean-Chinese) dishes. Some classic specialties include tang soo yook, a deep-fried sweet and sour pork, and kkanpoong saewoo, which consists of fried and crispy shrimp tossed a sweet and tangy soy sauce glaze. If you’re looking for vegetarian entrees, Hotline has its own iteration of mapo tofu. The mapa dubu consists of soft and airy tofu in a pool of zingy sauce alongside a bowl of fluffy white rice. To discover more dishes and flavors, you can find them at Taraval Street and 46th Ave, just two blocks from Ocean Beach.

Owners Sam Butarbutar and Wenter Shyu
Owners Sam Butarbutar and Wenter Shyu

Third Culture Bakery is Coming to the Mission District

Get ready for mochi pastries and matcha lattes. Third Culture Bakery is set to open a new location in the Mission in the coming few months. The beloved Berkeley-based bakery is famous for its mochi muffins and donuts. Chef Sam Butarbutar co-owns Third Culture Bakery with husband Wenter Shyu. He first came up with the mochi muffin in 2014, inspired by Indonesian desserts his mom used to make. It’s slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, with deep flavors of caramel, brown butter, and coconut. Alongside the pastries, Third Culture Bakery also has premium matcha that’s rich, bold and always whisked to order. The bakery found a home at the intersection of Valencia and 24th Street, so keep an eye out for the upcoming opening.

Vegan cookie selection
Vegan cookie selection

Insomnia Cookies Opens Second Location in SoMa

Insomnia Cookies recently opened a new location in the SoMa district, where they’re ramping up cookie production to meet the hungry demand for more sweet treats. Insomnia Cookies offers brownies, cookie cakes and over 10 different types of cookies.The flavors cover the entire cookie spectrum from salted caramel and poppy seed to hibiscus berry. The location is their second in the city, with the other based in Nob Hill. Check them out at the intersection of 1st and Harrison Street to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Grilling meat at Yakiniku Shodai
Grilling meat at Yakiniku Shodai

Japanese-style Barbeque Opens in Hayes Valley

Yakiniku Shodai opened its doors to eager customers ready to try Japanese-style barbecue and some of the highest quality Japanese wagyu in the city. The name of the restaurant conveys its simple concept: yakiniku, in Japanese, means to barbecue and shodai means first generation, in reference to the freshness of the meat. The focus of the restaurant is on Japanese, American and Australian wagyu beef alongside a large selection of other grilled meats. At Yakiniku Shodai there are two tasting menu options, both feature a mix of wagyu, seafood and vegetables selections, with all meats cooked over charcoal braziers set into the bar top. Check them out at the intersection of Market and Fell Street for a taste of Japanese barbecue.

Off the Grid at Fort Mason Center
Off the Grid at Fort Mason Center

Off the Grid Returns After a Two Year Break

Off the Grid is California's largest recurring nighttime street food festival, and after a 2-year hiatus, they're ready to reignite the food scene by offering guests one of the best food truck experiences in the Bay Area. The festival runs every friday night from April to November at the Fort Mason Center and has live music, a bar and over 25 different food trucks to choose from. There, you will find everything from vegan burritos and shrimp ceviche to frozen custard and baked pork belly. Off the Grid first launched over 20 years ago with the simple idea of grouping together street food creators to start an experience that lets people connect with friends and family, since then, it has been a quintessential Bay Area event.

The Inside of Grande Creperie
The Inside of Grande Creperie

French Creperie Comes to the Ferry Building

The team behind popular French bakery Le Marais opened Grande Creperie, a new bakery and cafe at the Ferry Building. The creperie transports visitors to France with its authentic selection of sweet crepes and savory galettes. Some offerings include the savory jambon comte, a buckwheat galette with French ham and aged comte and the sweet and classic nutella crepe, filled with rich chocolate ganache, finely chopped hazelnuts, chocolate chips and a sprinkling of powdered sugar. For a little taste of France, check out Grande Creperie at the Ferry Building and enjoy the richness of artisanal crepes, the cornerstone of casual French cuisine.

Different selections at The Green House
Different selections at The Green House

Plant-Based Eatery Opens at the Chase Center

The Green House, a new plant-based eatery located at the Chase Center’s upper concourse is welcoming fans ready to try a different take on classic dishes. The restaurant is one of the first plant-based eateries in the NBA and features a variety of plant-based offerings along with a rotating selection of salads. It has everything from portobello bahn mi sandwiches and vegan pastrami sandwiches to spicy potato tacos and Future Farm meat-free smash burgers. The Green House brings a full menu of creative plant-based dishes, giving Warriors fans more diverse options to choose from as they watch the game. Check them out whenever you’re at the Chase Center for a bite of vegan goodness.

The inside of Los Marbles Brewpub
The inside of Los Marbles Brewpub

New Brewpub Brings Spice Girls Inspired Cocktails to the Richmond District

The Richmond District recently welcomed San Francisco's newest brewpub, Lost Marbles. It has a nautical themed interior and features an eclectic mix of spice girls inspired cocktails, house-made beers and small bites. Lost Marbles has everything from buffalo wings and garlic fries to Beyond Burgers and plantains. While you try some of the many beers on tap, be sure to enjoy the panuchos, a Yucatan-style tostada with house-made refried beans. The drinks range from local beers to a cocktail list, with one for every spice girl. The ‘baby spice’ is joven (young) mezcal mixed with green chartreuse topped with a blonde ale while the ‘posh spice’ consists of seville orange gin, craft amaro, and a hint of sweetness. To discover more bites and cocktails, find them at the intersection of Clement and 10th Avenue.

Front entrance to Na'pizza
Front entrance to Na'pizza

New Pizzeria Comes to the Marina District

Na’Pizza is an Italian pizzeria that recently opened in the Marina District. The name is a shortened moniker for Neopolitan pizza, which originated in Naples and is famous for its soft and pillowy crust. Na’Pizza has an array of starters and salads alongside a unique mix of pizzas, with traditional flavors alongside new creations like calzone and Americana pizza. The caprese salad and arancini — a panko crusted fried rice ball stuffed with Neapolitan ragu, are amongst some local favorites while the most popular entree is the salsiccia pizza, which consists of mozzarella, italian sausage, basil, mushrooms and onions. If you're looking for a local pizzeria then Na’Pizza has you covered, find them at the intersection of Scott and Chestnut Street for a little taste of Naples.

Front entrance to Bluestem
Front entrance to Bluestem

Bluestem Returns to SoMa

Bluestem, the popular downtown restaurant located in the heart of downtown San Francisco is at the crossroads of Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens reopened as a market and restaurant. It has everything from market and pantry items to cocktails and desserts but the main focus is on California coastal fare. At Bluestem, coastal fare blends the vibrant bounty of ingredients native to Northern California with diverse regional cuisines. Some of the most popular dishes include the duck confit salad, which consists of butter lettuce, frisée, mustard dressing, herbs, lardons and a fried egg. Another is the simple yet rich grilled cheese, made with a crunchy sourdough bread filled with point reyes toma, truffle, and lemon. Be sure to check them out to enjoy a large selection of dishes, bold flavors and the best of California.

Front entrance to Bottle Bacchanal
Front entrance to Bottle Bacchanal

New Bottle Shop Comes to the Castro

Castro recently welcomed its newest resident, Bottle Bacchanal, a woman-owned boutique bottle shop focusing on natural wines and specialty liquors. While wine is the cornerstone of the shop, it is not the only part. It also has craft beers and ciders, highlighting women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ producers. They will also carry everything you need to enjoy these beverages, offering vintage glassware, decanters, small snacks and books based on wine and cocktail making. Go check out their selections at the intersection of 19th and Collingwood.