Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
SAN FRANCISCO—Dine About Town 2014 has arrived with a bunch of limited-time restaurant deals. Where's worth dining, and where's best avoided? We've picked 5 top choices, and 5 to leave off your list.
DOGPATCH—Michael and Jacky Recchiuti broke out of the chocolate business and opened a neighborhood cafe with Chocolate Lab. In their One Year In interview, they talk about the pleasures and challenges of going savory.
JACKSON SQUARE—Nationwide mega-tipping ring TipsForJesus struck at Roka Akor this week, leaving a $3,000 tip for a server on a $147 bill.
THE MISSION—Dandelion Chocolate just completed its first year in the Mission. The owners talk about chocolate education and the time their pipes clogged solid with chocolate in their One Year In interview.
CALIFORNIA—Bartenders are less than thrilled by the fact that a new California food-handling law means they may have to wear gloves to make drinks.
JACKSON SQUARE—Quince owners Michael and Lindsay Tusk are going into the packaged pasta business. You can buy the first batch of their Tusk Pasta this weekend.