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Sourdough bagels

Sourdough Bagels Come to the Sunset District

Sourdough bagels arrive to the Sunset District with the opening of Midnight Bagel. Owner and former Tartine baker Nick Beichter focuses on naturally fermented (sourdough) bagels crafted from stone-milled flour from the Pacific Northwest. The slow, natural fermentation results in a bagel that’s easier to digest and nutrient rich. Alongside their bagels, you’ll also find spreads, cookies and three different kinds of bread. You can find Midnight Bagel at the corner of 8th Avenue and Irving Street in the Sunset District.

 Negi-Toro
Negi-Toro

Elephant Sushi Opens Third Location

Elephant Sushi recently opened their third Bay Area location in Hayes Valley. The sushi spot serves up speciality rolls, nigiri, trout, tofu skin stuffed with spicy scallops along with an extensive appetizer and drinks list. The New Zealand cured trout is fresh and cooked to perfection, served on a slab of Himalayan rock salt, ready for you to enjoy.  You can find their new location at the corner of Gough and Grove Street.

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Baker St. Sourdough
Baker St. Sourdough

Automat Has All Your Picnic Needs Covered

Summer is here and so is picnic season. Automat — the NOPA-based restaurant and bakery is now offering  weekend picnic treats for you to enjoy. The automatic picnic package comes with a large and fluffy sourdough loaf along with smoked cod dip, white bean “nduja” apricot mostarda, and duck rillette. Also included is their summer farro salad with roasted asparagus, cucumbers, and mint. Last but not least they even throw in some focaccia, miso-white chocolate blondies, and a sourdough chocolate chip cookie for any sweet tooth craving you might have. Before you're off to the park or the beach, find them at McAllister and Baker Street to see how many dips you can handle.

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

Square Pie Guys Opens Third Location at Ghirardelli Square

The team behind Square Pie Guys is getting ready to officially open up their brand new location at Ghirardelli Square this Saturday, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend . 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. Check them out at the corner of North Point and Larkin Street for one of a kind slices that'll keep you coming back for more.

Dragon fruit latte
Dragon fruit latte

Not Latte Opens Second Location

Ha Tea in the Richmond District is now Not Latte  — making it the second location of the fruit latte shop. Not Latte serves up fresh seasonal fruits and freshly roasted coffee stirred together, resulting in a cup with fruit at the bottom and coffee on top. The latte shop was launched to cater to people who desire all things fresh — whether it's fresh fruits, coffee, or pastries. Not Latte offers bold and unique drinks for you to explore, one of their most popular is the banana fruit, which consists of 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, their second location is at the corner of 6th Avenue and Clement Street.

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Leleka menu items
Leleka menu items

Ukrainian Restaurant Pushkin Becomes Leleka

Pushkin, a family-run restaurant serving Ukrainian cuisine has been renamed — now called Leleka. The menu still has all their beloved classics like dumplings, borsch, syrniki (cheese pancakes), and piroshki — based on the owner's grandmother's recipe. What is a piroshki? They're fried or baked buns generously filled with meat, chicken, or vegetables. Make sure you check Leleka out if you’re downtown to explore the diversity of Ukrainian cuisine.

Dragon fruit latte
Dragon fruit latte

Not Latte Opens Second Location

Ha Tea in the Richmond District is now Not Latte  — making it the second location of the fruit latte shop. Not Latte serves up fresh seasonal fruits and freshly roasted coffee stirred together, resulting in a cup with fruit at the bottom and coffee on top. The latte shop was launched to cater to people who desire all things fresh — whether it's fresh fruits, coffee, or pastries. Not Latte offers bold and unique drinks for you to explore, one of their most popular is the banana fruit, which consists of 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, their second location is at the corner of 6th Avenue and Clement Street.

Sandwiches at Chuck's Takeaway
Sandwiches at Chuck's Takeaway

Chuck’s Takeaway — The Mission’s Newest Sandwich Shop

Chef Charles Phan of Slanted Door opened a sandwich shop in the Mission District, making everything in-house, from the bread and pate to the mayonnaise. The casual counter spot serves up six options from across the sandwich spectrum. The most popular are their banh mi's, like the pate rich C.P.’s No. 3 and the veggie wurster hall — a soft yet crunchy Vietnamese baguette stuffed with eggplant, shallot mayo, mushroom pate, cucumber and jalapeño. Check them out at 17th and Capp Street, they’re perfect for a day at Dolores Park or a stroll around the neighborhood.

Taqueria el Farolito sign
Taqueria el Farolito sign

Taqueria El Farolito Opens in North Beach

The Mission taqueria and late-night restaurant known for its burritos, tacos and tortas opened 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 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. Check them out on the corner of Grant Avenue and Fresno Street to satisfy any and all burrito and taco cravings.

Cheeseburger at Hi-Way Burger and Fry
Cheeseburger at Hi-Way Burger and Fry

Noe Valley Burger Spot Expands to North Beach

Noe Valley’s Hi-Way Burger & Fry recently opened a new spot in North Beach. The burger joint specializes in seven different specialty burgers — along with fries, milkshakes, chicken sandwiches, and salads. Their 100% grass-fed burgers are served on a sesame bun topped with lettuce, onions, and their secret sauce. When it comes to fries, they have a lot of options to choose from, including sweet potato, garlic and cheese fries. To see how many burgers you can handle, check out Hi-Way Burger & Fry on the corner of Stockton and Vallejo Street.

Japanese Sponge Cake
Japanese Sponge Cake

Japanese-American Cuisine is the Highlight at Nisei

In the Russian Hill neighborhood, Nisei offers a Japanese tasting-menu curated by Chef David Yoshimura. The tasting menu is based on California Washoku cuisine — Washoku is also referred to as Japanese traditional dishes. To make your Nisei experience complete, the restaurant also offers a variety of beverages carefully curated from around the world by Sommelier Ian Cobb. Check them out at the corner of Green and Polk Street to explore Chef Yoshimura’s bold dishes.

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Root vegetable bruschetta

Lobby Bar Opens Inside Hotel Castro

Lobby Bar is a new restaurant and cocktail bar inside Hotel Castro. They offer a seasonally changing menu of cocktails and shareable bites. The restaurant serves up everything from scotch quail eggs and truffle fries to vegetable arancini and turkey burgers — topped with fresh mozzarella and harissa mayo. Be sure to check them out for their creative cocktails and bold bites. You can find Lobby Bar inside Hotel Castro in the Castro District.

Cocktail at Bar Noninna
Cocktail at Bar Noninna

Sunset District Welcomes Italian Cocktail Bar

Bar Nonina is a new cocktail bar located in the back of Fiorella’s Sunset location. The bar highlights speciality cocktails and shareable bites. Expect dishes like potato croquettes, spring onion foccaio bread and corn tortellini alongside Miyagi oysters and beef tartare. The menu has a variety of cocktails made with Italian ingredients — the Slushy di Modena is made with Lambrusco wine, Piedmontese amaro and Sicilian blood orange liqueur. Check out Bar Nonnina at the back of Fiorella for a true Italian gastronomic experience.

Inside of Savor Cafe
Inside of Savor Cafe

Vegetarian Dishes are the Highlight at Savor Cafe

Savor Cafe serves up vegan and vegetarian Middle Eastern dishes, incorporating timeless recipes with local Bay Area produce. The family-run restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch offering everything from baba ganoush and artichoke shawarma to fattoush salad and housemade falafel served with tahini, hummus and fluffy pita bread. Check out Savor Cafe at the corner of 5th and Irving Street to see how many falafels you can handle.

Blueberry doughnut
Blueberry doughnut

A New Doughnut Shop is Moving into Pacific Heights

Johnny Doughnuts is opening in Pacific Heights, serving up a wide variety of light and fluffy specialty doughnuts. The new doughnut shop will also offer apple fritters, vegan doughnuts, cinnamon rolls and equator coffee, everything you need for the perfect treat. Johnny’s handcrafted artisanal doughnuts are made with cool milled wheat flour using classic dough recipes adapted from the 1920's. Each doughnut comes with several unique flavors and glazes, which vary seasonally. Strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, and lime poppy seed are just some of the flavors you'll find on the menu. Johnny Doughnuts is opening later this summer in Pacific Heights, so be sure to keep an eye out for them on the corner of California and Fillmore Streets.

Avocado topped with caviar and creme fraiche
Avocado topped with caviar and creme fraiche

The Embarcadero Welcomes Palm Court

The Palm Court is a live-fire restaurant serving timeless classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining room is sheathed in gold marble with a cascading center fountain, towering Medjool date palms and glimmering chandeliers. On the menu, you’ll find a selection of appetizers, salads and entrees. At Palm Court, you can enjoy everything from wagyu ribeye and truffle fries to a rotisserie chicken salad and grilled avocado topped with kaluga caviar and creme fraiche. To explore more bold and creative dishes, check out Palm Court in the RH gallery at Pier 70.

Venga Empanadas
Venga Empanadas

Argentinian Empanadas Arrive at the Salesforce Transit Center

Craving a savory pocket of comfort? Venga Empanadas opened inside the Salesforce Transit Center, offering a wide variety of empanadas, soups, and desserts. At Venga, the empanadas are baked fresh every day, and they come in a range of different flavors — beef, chorizo, ham, sweet corn, cheese and mushrooms are just some of the options from almost 20 different empanadas offered.  In addition to their flaky and filling empanadas, Venga also offers everything from gazpacho and lime salad to flan and alfajores (Argentinian cookies filled with dulce de leche.) To explore more Argentinian fare, you can find them at the Salesforce Transit Center in the SoMa neighborhood.

Brika Au Thon at Dar Fatma
Brika Au Thon at Dar Fatma

From Tunis to the Bay: Dar Fatma Brings Tunisian Classics to FiDi

Dar Fatma is a family-owned Tunisian restaurant that recently opened in the heart of the Financial District, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dar Fatma brings the flavors of North Africa to the Bay, offering everything from a hearty shakshuka cooked in sofrito sauce to jilbana — lamb stew with vegetables. One of the most beloved items on the menu is none other than Tunisia’s national dish, couscous. At Dar Fatma, they serve vegetarian, chicken, and lamb couscous — all simmered in a spicy tomato broth with a hefty dose of Tunisian spices. For a taste of Tunisian cuisine, you can find Dar Fatma at the corner of Battery & Pine Street in the Financial District.

Fried chicken at Ilcha
Fried chicken at Ilcha

Ilcha Opens With Korean Bites, Beers and Soju

Ilcha recently opened offering a variety Korean bites, beers, and soju. At Ilcha, you’ll find dishes like fried chicken, beef short ribs, bulgogi tater tots, and even spicy ramen hotpot assembled at your table. Their fried chicken is tender and crispy, served with cabbage salad, pickled radish and your choice of gochujang or garlic soy sauce. To explore more Korean bites and taste some of the best soju in the city, head to Ilcha on the corner of Moulton and Steiner streets.

Xiao long bao
Xiao long bao

New Dumpling Spot Opens in Cow Hollow

Dumpling Union opened in Cow Hollow offering an extensive menu of fried rice, noodles, and of course, dumplings. They come in many flavors, and you can get them pan-fried, steamed or boiled. Be sure to try the spicy pork xiao long bao and sichuan dan dan noodles - made with fresh noodles and served with a minced meat sauce  with extra Sichuan pepper. For dumplings and noodles you won’t forget, you can find Dumpling Union at the corner of Union and Octavia Street.

Tavern meatloaf
Tavern meatloaf

Neighborhood Bar Opens in Cole Valley

A new neighborhood tavern just opened at the former Kezar Bar and Restaurant location in Cole Valley. Whether you’re looking for a quick beer or a full meal, Cole Valley Tavern has you covered — offering an extensive cocktail and wine list as well as a variety of appetizers, salads, soups and entrees. On the menu, you’ll find everything from hot chicken sandwiches to a classic San Francisco cioppino full of Prince Edward mussels and Monterey Bay squid. Savor creative cocktails, a variety of wines and West Coast comfort food at Cole Valley Tavern, located at the intersection of Cole and Carl Street.

Hidden Spot buffalo wings
Hidden Spot buffalo wings

Hidden Spot Comes to SoMa

Hidden Spot recently opened its third Bay Area location inside the Trademark Sports Bar. They will be serving up wagyu burgers,  10 different sandwiches, fries, wings and every kind of sauce you can think of. One of the most popular menu items to try is their classic but timeless oven roasted turkey sandwich — topped with Swiss cheese, honey cured bacon, and their special sauce. Whether it's game day or you’re just craving a wagyu burger, check out Hidden Spot for all occasions at the Trademark Sports Bar in the SoMa District.

Bantisa
Bantisa

Kukker Brings Bulgarian Cuisine to North Beach

A new food truck is bringing authentic Bulgarian cuisine to San Francisco. At Kukker, you’ll find salads, baked goods, hearty soups, grilled meats and Bulgarian cheeses — giving you a large selection of  traditional Bulgarian bites. The most popular dish on the menu is the banitsa — a crispy Bulgarian phyllo pastry filled with sweet custard or savory ingredients like eggs and Bulgarian sheep's milk cheese. If you like what you hear, Kukker offers five different varieties of banitsa for you to explore. To discover more Bulgarian delicacies, check them out at Off the Grid in Levi Plaza.

Shio koji
Shio koji

Aedan Brings Fermented Foods to the Mission District

Aedan Fermented Foods is bringing traditional Japanese products to the Mission District. Using simple ingredients, they handcraft koji, miso, and amasake, bringing umami flavors to your every day cooking. Koji is steamed germinated rice — an essential ingredient used to make miso, soy sauce, sake, shochu and vinegar.  Aedan offers a wide selection of fermented nutrient-rich products to choose from, giving you an easy way to infuse healthy Japanese flavors into every dish you love. To explore the freshest fermented Japanese foods, you can find in the Mission District at the intersection of York and 18th Street.

Chamorro de Cordero
Chamorro de Cordero

Colibri Mexican Bistro Opens in the Presidio

Colibri Mexican Bistro opened its doors at the Presidio Officers Club, offering everything from tacos and chilaquiles, to margaritas and mezcal mules — with flavors like hibiscus, Valencia orange, prickly pear, and sea salt. One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the Chamorro de cordero — a hearty lamb shank marinated in a paste of muscat wine and spices, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection. Colibri Mexican Bistro was born out of owners Eduardo & Sylvia Rallo’s desire to share the same Central Mexican dishes they grew up eating. For traditional dishes with a homemade feel, and a wide variety of speciality drinks, check them out at the Presidio Officers Club.

Different selection of boba tea
Different selection of boba tea

Aura Tea Brings Sugar-Free Boba to the Embarcadero

Aura Tea recently opened in the Embarcadero offering a wide selection of sugar-free vegan boba tea. All drinks are made with freshly brewed loose leaf tea and plant-based milk. On the menu, you’ll find a range of different flavors — from peach and jasmine green tea to taro and coconut milk. Aura Tea makes their own in-house syrup to sweeten the tapioca pearls, ensuring a complete sugar-free experience. If you're craving boba tea or want to discover more flavors from Aura Tea, find them at the intersection of Howard and Steuart Street.

Sura-Gan menu items
Sura-Gan menu items

Korean Fine Dining Finds Another Home at Sura-Gan

Sura-Gan is a Korean restaurant that  opened up in the heart of Polk Gulch. Chef Jongmoon Choi blends traditional Korean and modern cooking techniques to create dishes that are fresh, bold and creative. The fixed tasting menu offered is inspired by recipes from the Joseon Dynasty to the present day - highlighting the diversity of Korean cuisine over the years. At Sura-Gan, you’ll find everything from 48-hour braised short ribs to cured red snapper and black cod with chicken dashi broth. To explore the history and dishes of Korea, you can find them at the intersection of Polk and Post Street.

Vegemite toast from Koolah Cafe
Vegemite toast from Koolah Cafe

Aussie Cafe Opens in the Richmond District

Koolah Cafe is bringing a taste of Australia to the Richmond District. The neighborhood spot is only a few blocks away from Ocean Beach, offering Aussie fare, a laid back atmosphere and artisan coffee by Ritual. Koolah Cafe has  a selection of different sandwiches, toasts and pastries for you to choose from. They even have one of Australia’s favorite spreads, Vegemite — made from leftover brewers' yeast extract. The Vegemite toast at Koolah Cafe  is salty, savory and nutrient-rich, perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch. To explore their bold and creative menu, check out Koolah Cafe  at the intersection of 33rd Street and Geary Boulevard.

Selection of different hand rolls
Selection of different hand rolls

The Handroll Project Opens in the Mission District

The Handroll Project recently opened in the Mission District, offering a different selection of hand rolls (also known as temaki sushi). The restaurant is from the team behind Ju-Ni, where the hand rolls were first served. At the Handroll Project, you can choose between any (or all) of their 10 different hand rolls or try a unique set of five. On the menu, you’ll find rolls filled with everything from salmon and spicy tuna to kani and smoked hamachi — all on a bed of sushi rice, wrapped in crispy nori and topped with different garnishes. To explore all the different rolls offered, you can find the Handroll Project in the Mission District at the intersection of 18th and Guerrero Street.

Sourdough bagels
Sourdough bagels

Sourdough Bagels Are Coming to the Sunset District

Sourdough bagels are coming to the Sunset District with the upcoming opening of Midnight Bagel. Owner and former Tartine baker Nick Beichter focuses on naturally fermented (sourdough) bagels crafted from stone-milled flour from the Pacific Northwest. The slow, natural fermentation results in a bagel that’s easier to digest and nutrient rich. Alongside their bagels, you’ll also find spreads, cookies and three different kinds of bread. Midnight Bagel opens June 1st at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Irving Street in the Sunset District.

Produce at Fort Mason Farmers Market
Produce at Fort Mason Farmers Market

Fort Mason Farmers Market Always Has Something New

The Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market showcases over 35 farmers and vendors from across the Bay Area, offering some of the best produce the region has to offer. The bustling market takes place every Sunday from 9:30am to 1:30pm and constantly features a new and rotating selection of vendors and food trucks. It’s the perfect place to find ingredients for a Sunday brunch, explore new food truck offerings or stock up on fresh produce. The market has open views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and features everything from roasted chicken platters and breakfast burritos to freshly baked pastries and raw honey. To find some of the best produce and bites in the Bay, check them out every Sunday at Fort Mason.

Emmita's Cafe logo
Emmita's Cafe logo

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.

Casoncelli
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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Menu items

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.

Villon menu items
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.

Greek appetizer plate
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 .

Gochujang Tartare
Gochujang Tartare

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.

Uma Casa sign
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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Menu items

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.

Dining room
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.

Menya Kanemaru bar
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.

Zensai
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.

Umai hot dog menu items
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.

Nepalese tapas
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.