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Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
[Photo: Tosca Café/Facebook]
NORTH BEACH—This week marks the rebirth of Tosca Cafe, which has been reimagined as an Italian restaurant by April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, the team behind NYC's megapopular Spotted Pig. We've got a first look at the menu.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Eater 38, our list of SF's essential restaurants, got its quarterly update this week. Check out the new places added to the lineup.
BERNAL HEIGHTS—The team behind Bloodhound and Churchill have worked their magic again in Bernal with new bar Holy Water. Take a look around.
RUSSIAN HILL—In the hopes of addressing Russian Hill's terminally terrible parking, upcoming restaurant Stones Throw has become the first SF spot to partner with Uber.
RUSSIAN HILL—Taps, a new bar with tons of draft beers, comfort food, and TVs, has arrived on Broadway for your sports-watching and after-work needs.
CIVIC CENTER—What is "California cuisine," anyway? Joyce Goldstein and the chefs of Bar Tartine, Rich Table, Nopa, and more talked it out at a special SF Cooking School discussion.
BAY AREA—So many openings this week! A chicken restaurant from the Straw team. A new SF brewery. Sustainable sushi burritos. A Noe Valley candy store. Asian Box's first SF location. An Oakland paella spot. It's fall openings season at its best.
OUTER RICHMOND—The government shutdown is seriously screwing things up at the Cliff House, which, as a federal concessionaire, was forced to close, then tried to reopen despite the regulations, then was forced to close again. The kitchen staff and waitstaff aren't getting paid and the owners are losing $10,000 a day.