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Say It Ain't So: San Francisco's Double Play Bar and Grill Burns in Early Morning Fire

Sometime early Saturday morning, Double Play Bar and Grill — a San Francisco institution that first opened in 1909 — caught fire and suffered massive damages. While the details remain scarce, barring a few updates from social media, it appears that Double Play Bar and Grill in the Mission District was engulfed by flames Saturday, September 24. According to a post from [at]check.this.out.415 on Instagram, the beloved establishment was reportedly on fire around 5 a.m. today.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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SAN FRANCISCO – While parklets have proven to be a lifeline for restaurants during the pandemic, folks who enjoy outdoor dining in San Francisco may see fewer of them next year, as the city implements new rules.Establishments face a looming deadline to decide if they'll keep them."We'd like to keep it, we just have to make sure it makes financial sense," said Amy Morris Gibbs, the general manager at Latin American Club.The Mission District neighborhood bar reopened last summer after closing for one year and three months. Morris Gibbs said their parklet helped to keep the bar alive for the...
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The Best Speakeasy Bars in San Francisco and How to Get in

Speakeasy bars first sprang up out of necessity during Prohibition, but folks were having so much fun tippling and tap-dancing behind secret doors that they’ve continued well into this century, with a new crop of creative bar owners, mixologists, and entertainers committed to keeping the original spirit of these hidden haunts alive. As a longtime haven for counter cultures, it’s no surprise that San Francisco is a fan of this trend, but given the clandestine nature you might miss these elusive spots when searching on your own. That’s where we come in! From Chinatown to the Mission, here are the best secret and secret-ish bars in San Francisco where you’ll find stylish decor, quality drinks, and the satisfaction of being in the know, including how to get into all of them.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Sliver Pizzeria opens in Uptown Oakland, marking its fifth location with three more on the way

It seems like the East Bay pizza scene grows every week. This time, a new location of the Sliver Pizzeria chain has opened in Oakland. The website calls the newest shop Sliver Valdez because of its address at 2300 Valdez Street near the intersection of 23rd Street in Uptown. The website What Now San Francisco first reported almost a year ago that Sliver had nailed down that space. According to an Instagram post, Sliver Valdez started welcoming customers about two weeks ago, offering customers a free pizza on September 10th. “We are so proud to reveal our New SLIVER design. We wanted to create a new space where our customers can enjoy great food & drinks with their loved ones,” the post reads.
OAKLAND, CA
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Berkeley coffee collective shutters and Cafe Fanny Granola closes down

It’s always a shock to discover that your go-to cafe has gone for good, seemingly without notice. In this weekly report, we at Nosh seek to track every notable East Bay restaurant closure. Since, unlike restaurant openings, these shutdowns often happen quietly, your tips and emails are what keeps this column going. They’re always welcome at editors@eastbaynosh.org.
BERKELEY, CA

San Francisco Is Considered The Best Coffee City In America, According To Wallet-hub.

San Francisco Is Considered The Best Coffee City In America, According To Wallet-hub. San Francisco, not Seattle, has been named the best city in the nation for coffee lovers by WalletHubs' 2022 America's Best Coffee Cities. According to Wallethub, San Francisco is the best coffee city in America. The California city of San Diego is one of ten cities where they love coffee.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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924 Gilman club rocks across generations

924 Gilman is an all-ages club that has been open for 35 years and is a generational staple for the Berkeley community. The decades of stickers in the bathrooms and street art covering the walls recall the voices of past performers and attendees. Bands like Green Day and Operation Ivy, who were established in Berkeley’s backyard, created Gilman’s original focal point of punk music and culture. Now, the venue is open to a variety of genres.
BERKELEY, CA

SF Mission District pizza spot brings in the dough by selling 'trash pies'

By Itay HodSAN FRANCISCO -- While most people go to the local market looking for perfect fruits and veggies, San Francisco restaurateur Kayla Abe is all about produce that looks like it's heading straight for the compost bin. "We have a bunch of ugly mushrooms here often times they're the ones that are often cracked or split or kind of grew in a funky way," she explained after picking up ingredients from the farmers market on 22nd Street in the Mission District.  Abe will pick out the most wilted, bruised items she can find -- the uglier, the better.  "People don't...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

9 Great Birria Tacos

We’re always in search of the perfect taco: al pastor, crispy fish, and, birria—the stewed lamb, goat, or beef dish, originally from Jalisco. A ton of birria taco spots have popped up around the Bay over the last few years, and we’re not complaining. We love the juicy beef, the melty cheese, and the crunch you get after dipping each taco in consomé. If you’re also craving this cheesy good stuff, you’re in the right place. Here are some great birria taco spots in SF, and across the bay.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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5 New Spots to Eat and Drink in SF: Prix Fixe Butchery from Alexander’s Steakhouse Team, Shanghainese Dim Sum, and More

Chef Abraham Nuñez of Chicano Nuevo recently told me that in order to succeed, every restaurant has to tell a story. If this week’s slate of new openings tells us anything, it’s that emerging restaurateurs and veteran chefs alike often have enough material for a full-fledged memoir by the time their eateries come to fruition. This weekend, entrepreneur Olton Rensch’s long-awaited coffee shop, Tallio’s, hosts their grand opening in Bayview, while salsa and merengue enthusiasts coalesce at Arepas Latin Cuisine.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café in Emeryville set to reopen next month under new ownership group

Good news for fans of the shuttered Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café in Emeryville. The beloved restaurant at the corner of Hollis Street and Park Avenue abruptly closed last month after a 20-year run, as reported by SFist. Now, the E’ville Eye has gotten confirmation that Rudy’s will be reopening sometime next month, thanks to a couple of the restaurant's longtime employees. A sign has been posted on the door of the cafe stating, “We are working hard to reopen Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café. Reopening date will be sometime in October. Our menu will feature many of our longtime customer favorites. We look forward to serving you again.”
EMERYVILLE, CA
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The Experience, Richmond: Anaviv’s Catering Events

Your wedding tasting is as special as an intimate evening at Anaviv’s Table! Ask them about their wedding tastings and let them know what you have in mind and any favorite dishes you want. Their team can build you the perfect menu for your perfect day!. When Anaviv caters...
RICHMOND, CA

San Francisco pizzerias crack top 50 list

👋 Nick here. Pizza is often on my mind — but especially with the new "Chef's Table" season dedicated to our sacred slices. What's happening: No San Francisco spots are highlighted on the Netflix series' pizza season, but a handful of local joints made this list of the top 50 pizzerias in the U.S.Details: Top 50 Pizza put the list together and said the final ranking was the "fruit of a long and painstaking work by [its] inspectors who, for an entire year … examined an enormous number of pizzerias spread around the entire country." The group said it took...
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