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The dining room at Padrecito. [Photo: Nathan Ziebell]
HOT, HOT HEAT—The Eater SF heatmap gets its monthly update, with four new spots feeling the heat: Hutong, Padrecito, 20 Spot, and Hard Water.
HAYES VALLEY—We took a look inside sexy new '40s-themed bar Noir, which features a massive beer and wine selection, movie snacks like cotton candy and popcorn, and old flicks on an enormous projection screen.
TENDERLOIN/THE MISSION—A couple of major shutters went down this week: the temporary offering that was Rio Grande will end on Monday, and Lot 7 in the Mission was the second Valencia-boom restaurant in two weeks to meet its end.
SOUTH BEACH—Giants opening day is finally here! And we present to you, updated for 2013, our complete guide to the highs and lows of AT&T Park dining.
SAN FRANCISCO—Someone tried to fake us out on April Fools' Day with a memo saying Chipotle had bought El Faro and was subsidizing Tacolicious as a new concept. Too bad they misspelled the CEO's name.
THE MISSION/CARMEL—Food & Wine's Best New Chefs prize is about as good as it gets in terms of culinary honors, and this year, we have two winning chefs: Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food and Justin Cogley of Aubergine in Carmel.
THE MISSION—We sat down with the Mission Bowling Club team to talk about their first year in business, what works and what didn't, and how no one has managed to bowl 300 there yet.
YOUNTVILLE—The baton has been passed at the French Laundry: Timothy Hollingsworth is out as chef de cuisine (a.k.a. the dude who runs the kitchen while Thomas Keller is traveling, opening new locations, and on TV all the time), and he's been replaced by David Breeden.