SAN FRANCISCO—What are the most underrated restaurants in San Francisco, with great food, good vibes, and inconsistent press? We've found 20 of 'em—bet you'll see a new name on the list.
THE EMBARCADERO—The big opening this week: Fog City, Bruce Hill's modern revamp of the classic Fog City Diner. Take a stroll through the totally redone space, and see what's on the menu.
FILLMORE—State Bird Provisions' Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski have become a national chef power couple. Our colleagues at Eater National got the dirt on reservation hacking, expansion, their new restaurant, and more.
THE EMBARCADERO—Has hip Divis Mexican spot La Urbana lived up to the hype? Before the critics get their say, we present the Early Word.
SAN FRANCISCO—Tons more smaller openings this week: Izakaya Hashibiro Kou, serving Japanese bar snacks in the Fillmore; the first SF outpost of salad and sandwich chain Tender Greens; a second location of Salumeria, the popular Mission deli from the Flour + Water team, and Barley, a new Inner Richmond cafe.
HEALDSBURG—Douglas Keane is a Top Chef Master: he took home the $100K grand prize for his Green Dog Rescue charity on Wednesday night, and is the second Bay Area chef in a row to win (after Chris Cosentino).
SOMA/NORTH BEACH—Big bar news: Future Bars, the minds behind Bourbon & Branch, want to open a bar in North Beach, while the team behind Little Skillet is taking over the bar next door to their takeout window, with cocktails and fried chicken 'til midnight.