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A Look Inside Brewcade; 2015 Zagat Results; State Bird Sequel Almost Here; 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.


Brewcade. [Photo: Patricia Chang]

CASTRO—24 vintage arcade games, from Super Mario to Frogger, are on tap at the Castro's new Brewcade, along with 25 craft brews. Take a peek and see the full game lineup.

SAN FRANCISCO—After five years, Gary Danko has been dethroned as the top restaurant in the SF Zagat Survey. Find out who took its place.

FILLMORE—The Progress, the new restaurant from Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions, is located right next door—and it's getting very close to opening. Everybody panic!

SAN FRANCISCOTomorrow is SantaCon, so you may want to get out of town, or at least paper your restaurant, bar, or home with these nifty Eater "No Drunk Santas" signs. Meanwhile, the people who invented SantaCon (right here in SF!) are holding a funeral for it.

BERKELEY—Poutine from the Great White North has arrived in the Great Hippie South, as Berkeley notched the very first U.S. location of Canadian chain Smoke's Poutinerie.

SOMA—Second Street is getting enlivened by the debut of SOMA Eats, a new cafe/coffee shop/beer and wine bar/artisan bottle shop.

UNION SQUARE—As if Brewcade wasn't enough, beer fans can now also get their drink on at new bar Hogwash, which boasts 30 taps, housemade sausages, and pony kegs delivered to your table.

SAN FRANCISCO—Would you pay $5 for a last-minute table at Flour + Water, Bar Agricole, or Outerlands? New app Reserve is betting the answer is yes.