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Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
Chez Panisse before the blaze. [Photo: banky177/Flickr]
BERKELEY—Chez Panisse is finally coming back from their fire on June 21, but don't touch that OpenTable reservation just yet: opening-night tickets are a whopping $2,500 apiece.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT/OUTER RICHMOND—Two SF standbys inked deals to expand to other cities this week: Tadich Grill will open location #2 in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s political district, while Pizzetta 211 is getting a spinoff, Paladar 511, in New Orleans.
SAN FRANCISCO—Guy Fieri has been all over SF this week shooting Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, with stops at Nopalito, The Front Porch, Show Dogs, and food trucks Senor Sisig and KoJa Kitchen. Only one problem: the DPT ticketed his Camaro.
SFO—We updated our dining guide to SFO for summer travel season, with the latest and greatest food at the airport (hello, Three Twins Ice Cream).
THE MISSION—A nasty fire on Valencia has taken out Thai House 530 and We Be Sushi; no word on when they'll be returning.
TEMESCAL—New bakery Barkada is now open, serving up tasty pastries and locally-roasted Scarlet City coffee.
BERKELEY—Also premiering this week in the East Bay: the new brick-and-mortar from local pop-up veterans Easy Creole, who'll also maintain their standing date at Castro bar The Residence.
NOE VALLEY—Chris Cosentino now has a meat-and butchery-themed fashion line with Betabrand, because chefs are celebrities now and celebrities get fashion lines.
BURLINGAME—After a bunch of public outcry, Burlingame izakaya Mokutanya decided to drop those $70 lion-meat skewers from its menu.