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Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
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THE MISSION—The NYC bagel pop-up that drew two-hour lines in January returns to the Mission tomorrow. Brace yourselves.
LOWER HAIGHT—It's been a long road for Bacon Bacon, but the beleaguered restaurant will finally reopen on Frederick Street next month in defiance of NIMBYism.
HAIGHT-ASHBURY/RUSSIAN HILL—Girl Scout Cookie cocktails and beer are now a thing, thanks to Cerveceria de MateVeza/WOODS Polk Station and the Alembic.
SOMA—Our sommelier examined the lighter, brighter "new California wine" at the increasingly influential In Pursuit of Balance tasting. Her question: will mass-market consumers care?
EATERVERSE—Big news at Eater this week: our network as a whole has added three restaurant critics, two in NYC and one covering the national beat. Here's more on when you can expect to read their reviews.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT—Bar Agricole sequel Trou Normand is actually open right now (but officially open on Monday). Here's what you'll find if you go there.
SOMA—Everyone's trying to get into the hip casual-with-cocktails game that Trick Dog, Maven, and others have mastered. The recently shuttered fine-dining legend Fifth Floor announced its new incarnation: a "dark, sexy" cocktail-driven small-plates spot with the frankly awful name of Dirty Habit, while Ame and Terra's owners just took the old Wo Hing space on Valencia Street.
SAN FRANCISCO—Ike Shehadeh of Ike's Place fame found something fun to do with all that sandwich cash he's raking in: throw two lavish weddings, one that held 600 people and a second that featured an R2-D2 cake from Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman.