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Valentine's Dining Advice; 15 New Spots For Brunch; Service Shakeups at Benu; More!

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

BAY AREA—Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're looking for locally-made chocolates for your sweetie, solid places with last-minute dinner reservations available, or DIY and delivery options for a romantic night in, we've got your V-Day dining covered.

BAY AREA—Not feeling the Valentine's crush? Head out for brunch with your best pals at one of these 15 newcomers to the weekend-morning game.

SoMa—Benu is shaking things up by becoming the latest Michelin-starred restaurant to implement a service charge. They also raised prices.
TENDERNOB—How is Liholiho Yacht Club doing in its initial weeks? Before the official reviews drop, we've got the Early Word.

BAY AREALaissez les bon temps rouler this Mardi Gras by visiting one of these 17 spots, offering everything from slices of king cake to raucous parties.

BAY AREA—Only one Bay Area nightclub made the list of America's 100 highest-grossing. Seriously: we got beaten by Scottsdale, San Diego, and even Boston.

MARINA—It's been a big week of shuffles in the Marina, with Bin 38 and The Republic shuttering. The former will become a new spot from the Noir Lounge folks, while the latter is going to see new life as a restaurant from two veterans of Bix and Fog City.

BAY AREA—Pliny the Younger has been released into the wild. Here's an email service that will tell you exactly when the cult-followed beer has been tapped near you.