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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 Interval. [Photo: Patricia Chang]
BAY AREA—The World Cup is on! Where can you catch all the soccer action? We rounded up bars and restaurants in SF and Oakland that are showing every single World Cup match.
LOWER PAC HEIGHTS—One of those spots: San Francisco Athletic Club, a huge new sports bar that just opened in Lower Pac Heights. Take a tour and find out about the food and drinks (including literal bathtubs of beer).
MARINA—Crazy-cool new bar The Interval, brought to you by Fort Mason's Long Now Foundation, lands on Sunday. Take a sneak peek of its knockout decor and wide-ranging drink menu.
RUSSIAN HILL—Over at Polk and Pacific, Belcampo Meat Co. has made its SF debut, with a combo butcher shop/meaty restaurant. You can feel good about dining or shopping here: the company raises all its own animals according to sustainable and humane practices.
BAY AREA—Eater critic Bill Addison continues to traverse the Bay Area: his reviews this week included The French Laundry, Chez Panisse (and its cafe), Zuni Cafe, and Nopa. Find out what he thought of the four local icons.
THE MISSION—When Marco Senghor first opened Bissap Baobab, he had to pry bullets out of the walls to avoid frightening potential customers. Our interview with him discusses how the restaurateur and his restaurant have changed after 18 years in the Mission.
SOUTH BAY—Manresa's David Kinch is finally expanding outside of his much-lauded restaurant, with a planned Manresa Bread bakery.
FILLMORE—Want to watch State Bird Provisions' Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski get drunk and goof off with Vice? Of course you do.