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SF's Most Iconic Restaurants and Dishes; Liholiho Yacht Club Comes Into Port; 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.


Scoma's cioppino. [Photo: Patricia Chang]
SAN FRANCISCO—This week was Classics Week on Eater, and we kicked things off with a map of the 25 classic restaurants every San Franciscan must try.

SAN FRANCISCO—And if that wasn't enough, we also rounded up the 25 best dishes from classic San Francisco restaurants, from Mitchell's ube ice cream to Bob's apple fritters.

TENDERLOIN/NOB HILL—The biggest opening of the week: Liholiho Yacht Club, the Hawaiian-inspired new project from Ravi Kapur and the Nopa folks. Take a tour of the space, and find out 10 cool facts about the restaurant we learned on opening night.

SAN FRANCISCO—We did a photo tour of five iconic SF restaurants at peak hours: after dinner at Mitchell's Ice Cream, Saturday afternoon at Red's Java House, Friday after work at the House of Shields, late evening at the Tonga Room, and dinnertime at Original Joe's.

BAYVIEW—Here's an ode to the Silver Crest, SF's best and weirdest bar-cum-donut shop.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—Mourad Lahlou's Mourad made its downtown debut this week, in a sleek and sexy space right next to Trou Normand. Take a peek and see the menus.

SAN FRANCISCO—Four chefs told us their favorite closed restaurants, and we took a look at Hippo Burger, the late, beloved Van Ness burger palace.

EAST BAY—These eight classic East Bay bars are great for soaking up some history with your booze.