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Inside Tosca's First Week; Michelin Drops 2014 Bib Gourmand Picks; State Bird Reopens; More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF associate editor Rose Garrett shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.

[Photo: Patricia Chang]
NORTH BEACHPeek inside the newly reopened Tosca Cafe, which debuted in North Beach last week. Eater caught up with Ken Friedman to talk first week surprises, San Francisco versus New York, and the response from old-school North Beach locals.

SAN FRANCISCOMichelin's Bib Gourmand 2014 dropped this week, with appearances from an array of SF's casual-dining gems, from Delfina to Cotogna to Bar Tartine. Four local spots were booted from the list (Betelnut, Kabab & Curry's, K & L Bistro, and Le Charm).

FILLMOREAfter an extended renovation, State Bird Provisions reopens its doors today. Take advantage of the reservation-free soft-opening weekend, because reservations for the next 60 days are already booked.

MISSIONHere's a look inside Maruya, the new upscale sushi restaurant that's taken the Bar Bambino space on 16th Street.

SOMA—Bay Area vignoscenti donned their finest to sample 100 of the best wines of the year at the Wine & Spirits' annual Top 100 taste-a-thon this week. Here are some hangover observations.

NOB HILL—How are locals liking the sleek interior andelevated New American fare at Acquerello's casual spinoff 1760? We've got the Early Word.

CASTRO/BERNAL/OUTER SUNSETNewly open this week are Beaux, a clubby gay bar, Little Bee Baking, a dessert shop in Bernal, and Guddu de Karahi, a now spot from the former proprietor of Lahore Karahi.