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Michelin Madness; Cocktail Heatmap Update; Local Restaurants End Tipping; More!

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


SAN FRANCISCO—The 2015 Bay Area Michelin Guide dropped on Tuesday, and we chronicled every bit of Michelin madness. Check out a map of all the starred restaurants, our analysis of the ups and downs, and an interview with the guide's director about his favorite spots and some new up-and-comers.

SAN FRANCISCO—Meanwhile, it's Cocktail Week on Eater, which means the Cocktail Heatmap has been updated with 15 killer new places to drink.

BAY AREA—Five top-notch local restaurants are blowing minds in the culinary community by joining together to end tipping at their establishments.

SAN FRANCISCO—Want a great drink on the cheap? These 15 fantastic cocktail bars will sell you a killer libation for $8 or less at certain hours.

EMBARCADERO—Singaporean import Crystal Jade has set an opening date downtown for its massive first U.S. restaurant.

MISSION—Also opening in short order: Orenchi Ramen, which arrives on Valencia next week. The Santa Clara favorite is said to make the Bay Area's best bowl, and the lines are gonna be nuts.

SAN FRANCISCO—We love dive bars. Here are the 10 best ones that serve food, and a list of the ones where your dog is welcome (and not welcome).

SAN FRANCISCO—Light up the night with a sip of one of these 10 flaming cocktails. En fuego!