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Summer Friday Bars, Tomato Dishes, Hotel Restaurants, More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.


SAN FRANCISCO—Today is Friday, and if you're lucky enough to work for an awesome company, it might be a summer Friday for you. Where to drink? We've got 10 answers.

JACKSON SQUARE—Roka Akor, the fancy-pants new sushi and robata restaurant in the former Scott Howard and Zinnia space, has been on the entire food world's lips this week. Here it is in all its glory, with menus.

SAN FRANCISCO—Everyone's favorite taste of summer, tomatoes, are coming into season. Perhaps you'd enjoy sampling a cool new dish utilizing them? We have a list.

THE MISSION—After last week's senseless acts of legislation against the Tamale Lady, she's getting her own brick-and-mortar via crowdfunding. Go throw her a few bucks, won't you?

SAN FRANCISCO—A familiar scenario: it's summer, your out-of-town friends are arriving in SF in droves, and they're wondering if their hotel restaurant is the best or a bust. Here are our 12 favorites.
SAN JOSE—Eaters of the South Bay, rejoice: your very own San Jose Eater heatmap has arrived.

HAYES VALLEY/BERKELEY—Expansions are afoot: Spanish candy chain Papabubble is opening an outlet in Hayes Valley, and the Comal team is looking to open a NorCal cuisine spot in Berkeley.

LOWER POLK—Kasa Indian's second location has arrived on Polk, with all your favorites from the Castro original.

SOMA—Bergerac, a massive new bar, is arriving in SOMA next month with lots of bites and clever cocktails.