Now we bring you a look back at the year that was with a compilation of the stories that defined the year: from the monster openings, to the surprising breakups, bitter NIMBY battles and major comebacks. Here, in our view, are the biggest stories of 2010:
Commonwealth, part of the storm of new restaurant openings that hit SF this year. [Photo: Zagat/Kevin Bond]
The blockbuster success of Frances
The reign of street food, marked by the growth of Off the Grid, countless food trucks across the land, the serious nature of the Chairman Baotroversy and the easing of city law for street food entrepreneurs
Michael Bauer doles out his first zero star rating for food in a long, long, long time.
The unexpected restaurant boom, including the openings of Baker & Banker, Cotogna, Commonwealth, Bourbon Steak, Wayfare Tavern, Zero Zero, Alexander's Steakhouse, Hog & Rocks, Bar Agricole, Citizen's Band and way more.
The Food Network headliner Tyler Florence's celebrated and feared return to the restaurant industry -- since leaving Cafeteria in New York in 2001 -- with not one, but two local restaurants and one on the way