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Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF associate editor Rose Garrett shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
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SAN FRANCISCO—It was a Five Days of Meat week to remember, with maps of the Bay's best pastrami, most iconic meat dishes, tastiest yakitori, most extreme meat and more, plus Chris Cosentino's favorite offal spots, an interview with the Fatted Calf's Taylor Boetticher, and a peek inside rush hour at House of Prime Rib.
LOS GATOS—Two-Michelin-starred Manresa suffered a devastating fire Monday morning, incurring damages that will take months to repair. Here's what chef-owner David Kinch had to say about the incident.
SAN FRANCISCO—Meet five of the city's foremost charcutiers in our special series, which features Staffan Terje (Perbacco), Ian Marks (Beast and the Hare), Salvatore Cracco (Trou Normand), Travis Day (Salumeria, Central Kitchen) and Chris Cosentino (Boccalone, Porcellino).
HAYES VALLEY—This week saw the opening of Monsieur Benjamin, the buzzworthy casual bistro spinoff of Corey Lee's Benu, and we've got a look at the space, menus and more.
OAKLAND— Former Scala's Bistro chefs and Top Chef alums Jen Biesty and Tim Nugent debut their much-awaited Shakewell today. Check out the Mediterranean menu and take a tour inside the new spot.
MISSION—Also new this week is ABV, the new Mission bar from a trio of bonafide cocktail connoisseurs that comes correct with affordable bar bites and an under-$10 cocktail menu.
MISSION—It's a year in with husband and wife team Manny Torres Gimenez and Katerina de Torres of The Palace, who talk tasting menus, price points, workload and going it alone in their One Year In interview.
MISSION—Been tuning in for a look at Trick Dog's newest cocktail menu? After Pantone colors, vinyl records, and an astrology-themed menu, the new arrival revolves around tourist spots of San Francisco and boasts new drinks to wet any whistle.