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A Burrito Truck's Anti-Gluten-Free Sign; The Hall Arrives on Market; Heatmap Update; More!

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Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.


The Hall. [Photo: Patricia Chang]
SAN FRANCISCO—A burrito-truck owner has caused controversy with a new sign asserting that he "serves 300-year-old recipes," and that "no one in colonial Mexico was gluten-free or vegan; neither are we."

MID-MARKET—Massive new food hall The Hall is taking mid-Market by storm. Take a peek and find out what the six vendors are serving—they've got everything from sustainable seafood to Indian curries.

BAY AREA—The Eater Heatmap is freshly updated! Check out the 15 hottest new spots for your weekend dining.

MISSION—Mission Chinese Food now has shakers on all their tables that are filled with powdered MSG, because why not.

SOMA—It turns out the victim of the horrible UberX hammer attack was a bartender at the Cavalier. Here's how you can help support his recovery.

CHINATOWN—It's hard to believe, but after nearly 50 years, Empress of China is shutting down.

INNER RICHMONDTake a look inside Richmond Republic Draught House, the cool new beer bar that opened on Clement this week.

OAKLAND—Oakland's first cat cafe, Cat Town Cafe, will also be America's first cat cafe. Find out when they're opening, and more details on their offerings.