Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
SOUTH BEACH—The Giants' home opener is on Tuesday afternoon, and peanuts and Cracker Jack just won't cut it. We've got your back-pocket guide to every concession in AT&T Park, updated with the latest changes for 2014.
BAY AREA—The Eater Heatmap got its monthly update. Check out the hottest restaurants in the area for April.
'BUCKS NATION—It's trouble in paradise for Starbucks and its recent acquisition of La Boulange, as the coffee chain is rolling back some of La Boulange's pastries and replacing them with the old line, due to customer complaints.
PACIFIC HEIGHTS—Matthew Accarrino of SPQR is officially one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs for 2014. It's one of the culinary world's highest honors.
SAN FRANCISCO—Hoping for a gluten-free food mag to rival the likes of Saveur and Lucky Peach? Look no further than GFF: Gluten-Free Forever, produced in the Bay Area and Kickstarting a first issue packed with local chef talent.
BAY AREA—Meat cleanses, artisanal toast classes, Dominique Crenn on the run from the law: here's the best and funniest of local food world April Fool's pranks.
CASTRO—An arcade bar is on its way to the Castro, with the owners of Blackbird behind it. Expect 25 draft beers and 10-20 vintage arcade machines (hello, Pac-Man and Galaga).
FINANCIAL DISTRICT/MARINA—A few smaller openings this week: Smitten Ice Cream now has a Rockridge location; Cantina Verde is a new fast-casual Mexican spot in the FiDi; and Castagna has returned to the Marina in a fancier package and with an updated menu, after suffering a damaging fire last year.