Marcia Gagliardi

Hype machine

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CHOW NOW

When the website and ticketing software used to book the first tables at your restaurant crashes (just like Burning Man!), you could say you have a hot opening on your hands.Read more »

Fall color

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TABLEHOPPING Lovers of fine wine are going to prick their ears up over this one: Mark Bright (Saison) is opening Bright's Les Clos (234 Townsend, SF; www.lesclossf.com), a wine bar in SoMa, and let's just say there will be Burgundy. A lot of it. Plus some fantastic French dishes from Shawn Gawle, previously the pastry chef at Saison, who also has great savory skills as well.Read more »

What's up, doc?

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Brunch o'clock

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BRUNCH ME

SoMa's Darwin Café (212 Ritch, SF. www.darwincafesf.com) has added weekend brunch to its already tasty lineup. How about a Turkish breakfast with egg, tomato, figs, kasseri cheese, olives, and toast? Or a golden malted waffle with candied bacon? Or a croque madame? Oui! Hours are Saturday and Sunday 10am–2pm. ("Pastry hour" starts at 9am for you early bird types).Read more »

'Cued up

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TABLEHOPPER After lamenting for too long that we didn't have enough quality barbecue options around the bay, now we have plenty to check out. Here's your cheat sheet on three recently opened barbecue spots, all of them using sustainable and well-sourced meats, because that's how we roll.

 

4505 BURGERS AND BBQ (705 Divisadero, SF; www.4505meats.com/4505-burgers-bbq)Read more »

A party in your mouth

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