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Aveline & The European Open; Fleur de Lys Shutting Down; Coffee Heatmap; More!

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


Aveline. [Photo: Patricia Chang]

UNION SQUARE—One of the year's biggest openings goes down today, as Aveline, the first restaurant from Top Chef's Casey Thompson, and sister bar The European, with cocktails from a Beretta vet, debut in Union Square. Look around and see menus.

NOB HILL—After 28 years, Hubert Keller's Fleur de Lys is calling it quits. Definitely the end of an era in SF fine dining.

BAY AREA—Need to get caffeinated? Our coffee heatmap has 15 new spots that have opened since February, serving everything from chocolate-truffle affogatos to Macau-style iced coffee.

BAY AREA—Speaking of heatmaps, our restaurant heatmap is freshly updated, with 15, count 'em, 15 places that all opened in the past 30 days. You have a lot of eating to do.

WEST OAKLAND—James Syhabout (Commis, Hawker Fare, Box and Bells) has added a fourth restaurant to his quiver, The Dock at Linden Street. Soft-shell crab sandwiches, Linden Street brews, and cocktails are waiting for you in Oakland.

SAN FRANCISCO—Happy Negroni Week! Here are 15 bars and restaurants serving killer Negronis, Negroni popsicles, Negroni popcorn, Negroni tacos, and other delights based on the classic drink.

BAY AREA—Eater critic Bill Addison continues to roam the Bay Area looking for the best eats around. Check out his reviews of Benu, SPQR, and Chez Panisse (hint: he doesn't much like one of them).

SOUTH BEACH—An L.A. entrepreneur is bringing a massive food marketplace to Mission Bay this year. Get the scoop.