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Urban Putt, Schroeder's, and Big 4 Debut; Ryan Gosling at State Bird; Local James Beard Winners; More!

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


A green at Urban Putt. [Photo: Patricia Chang]

THE MISSION—The rush of big openings last week was no deterrent to a similar rush this week. Cool new Mission mini-golf course Urban Putt was first to the gate; check out its 14 fun holes and its food and drink lineup (adult sippy cups are involved).

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—FiDi favorite Schroeder's is back in action with a revamped interior, new menu, and improved beer and cocktail selection. We've got all the info and photos.

NOB HILL—Meanwhile, at the renovated Scarlet Huntington Hotel, SF icon Big 4 got its day in the sun, debuting a handsome interior touch-up that keeps its old-school charm intact. Take a look.

FILLMORE—But all of that was small potatoes compared to the news that had thousands of grown women (and more than a few men) swooning like teenagers: not only was heartthrob Ryan Gosling in town, he scored a table at State Bird Provisions.

WINE COUNTRY—The Thomas Keller theme park that is Yountville is adding yet another attraction: Bouchon Creamery, an ice-cream parlor from the famed French Laundry chef.

NEW YORK—Meanwhile in the Big Apple, Charles Phan and Daniel Patterson were big winners at the James Beard Awards, taking home the prizes for Outstanding Restaurant (The Slanted Door) and Best Chef: West. See all the winners, including more locals, and find out who got robbed.

DOGPATCH—A massive new distillery, restaurant, and events space from Portland restaurateur Kurt Huffman is headed to the Dogpatch, with Bi-Rite and Napa Valley Distillery contributing components.

BAY AREA—A little video hilarity for your Friday: watch six local chefs read aloud their worst Yelp reviews (and call out the amateur critics' many, many mistakes in describing their restaurants and food).