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The Best New Pop-Ups; Mercer Debuts; Five Years In with RN74; Full-Time Bruncher Sought; More!

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


Inside brand-new Mercer. [Photo: Patricia Chang]
BAY AREA—Pop-up restaurants are a great way to try the hot restaurants of the future, today. But how to find them? Our guide has 15 new ones worth trying.

DESIGN DISTRICT—The brains behind Wish, Mighty, and Chambers have introduced a new nightclub, Mercer, that offers drinks in the early evening and dancing by night.

SOMA—RN74 turned five years old yesterday. Michael Mina and Adam Sobel chatted with us about the past and future of the downtown restaurant.

BRUNCH—Are you capable of brunching for a living? A liquor company is hiring an SF local to do just that.

SOMA—New restaurant Dirty Habit isn't even open yet, but it's caused a stir by allegedly offering special discount tokens exclusively to Twitter, Uber, and Google employees.

SAN FRANCISCO—It looks like SF is going to be home to yet another cat cafe (to say nothing of the two that are already in the works here and in Oakland).

THE MISSION—Closed since 2007, Valencia Mexican restaurant La Rondalla says they're finally, really going to reopen next week.

COW HOLLOW—There is now a cupcake tour of San Francisco, because tourists are still stuck in 2006.