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Where to Eat While the Burners Are Gone; Acquerello Turns 25; The Ultimate Macaron Map; 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.


New bar Romper Room, which debuted this week. [Photo: Patricia Chang]

SAN FRANCISCO—Burning Man has taken a good chunk of the city away, meaning this week might be the best time of the year to snag a tough-to-get reservation. Here are the 15 places you should consider hitting before the Burners return.

NOB HILL—Acquerello is 25 years old this month. We sat down with the owners, who gave us the full history of the Michelin-starred restaurant, dished on the culinary trends they can't stand, and talked about the changing face of Italian food.

SAN FRANCISCO—Everybody loves a good macaron. Here are 12 of the best places in the city to indulge in the petite treats.

SOUTH BEACH—The CEO of a catering company that supplies many of the concessions at AT&T Park and Levi's Stadium is in hot water this week, after he was caught abusing a dog on camera.

TENDERLOIN—Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi rocked the culinary world with the news that they're going to open a sustainable, affordable fast-food chain—and its first location will be in SF.

UNION SQUARE—The Chron dubbed him the "Tech Party King," and CLASH founder Joe Garvey has wasted no time in creating the perfect party spot, a fun-times bar called Romper Room. Check out the crazy decor and the cocktail menu.

BERNAL HEIGHTS—Lines at Emmy's Spaghetti Shack are about to ease, as the popular noodle joint plans an expansion right down the street.

HELP WANTED—Eater SF is on the hunt for a new associate editor. Could you be the one we're looking for?