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Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
A Japanese cat cafe. [Photo: feline_dacat/Flickr]
OAKLAND—Hot on the heels of SF's recently announced first cat cafe, KitTea, Oakland is getting a cat cafe as well: Cat Town. It'll be a space for patrons to adopt the "staff" of rescue cats.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Super Bowl is nearly here! Have you made your junk food arrangements yet? We've got 15 spots offering tasty treats (wings, BBQ, pizza, tacos) for the big game.
THE MISSION—It's been a year since the Bon Vivants opened the doors on mega-popular Mission bar Trick Dog. We sat down with them to talk menu design, thieving patrons, and what's next.
EXCELSIOR—After half a century serving burgers to fans from around the globe, Joe's Cable Car is calling it quits in mid-March.
LOWER POLK—Swan Oyster Depot, one of SF's most historic restaurants, is also one of its most lively. This Eater Scenes gallery offers an inside look at the iconic seafood counter.
THE MISSION—After years of popping up, Vietnamese stalwart Rice Paper Scissors is finally getting a brick-and-mortar—ironically, inside Brick & Mortar Music Hall.
EXCELSIOR—Dive bar Pissed Off Pete's has gotten new life thanks to a revamped kitchen, two new chefs with Schmidt's and Southern Pacific Brewing credits under their belt, and a cool new menu.
DALY CITY—This weekend was the final goodbye for Joe's of Westlake, which is closing for its revamp by the Original Joe's team. There were lines, tears, and Governor Jerry Brown.