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Bandidos Arrives in the Castro; A Badly Behaved Restaurateur's Arrest; Heatmap Update; More!

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


Bandidos, now open in the Castro. [Photo: Patricia Chang]

CASTRO—Bandidos, a new sit-down Mexican spot from the owners of Hi Tops, has touched down in the Castro. Check out the interior, and learn more about the wacky tacos and flaming cocktails you can expect there.

ALAMEDA—Alameda's new Capone's Speakeasy lived up to its name during the opening party, when the owner got arrested for public intoxication and biting a police officer.

BAY AREA—Need to know where to eat right this moment? The Eater Heatmap has the 19 hottest new restaurants in SF at your disposal.

NORTH BEACH—North Beach is getting a two-for-one deal with new restaurant Doc Ricketts and comedy/music venue Doc's Lab, which have completely revamped the former Purple Onion space. Check it out and see the menu.

BAY AREA—BuzzFeed sent a NYC bagel expert to survey the circular carbohydrate scene in SF. The results were pretty frightening.

MISSION—Taqueria Cancun's bid for the final four in the FiveThirtyEight burrito bracket revealed disturbing news: the iconic Mission flagship location may be in danger of closing.

TOKYO—Tartine Bakery is packing its bags for Asia, with plans to open its first-ever expansion in Tokyo.

SAN FRANCISCO—It's safe to buy concessions at Giants and 49ers games again, as the dog-abusing CEO of Centerplate has officially been given his walking papers.