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Roka's New Bar Manager; Restaurants Win Design Prizes

Roka Akor's downstairs bar.
Roka Akor's downstairs bar.
Photo: Patricia Chang

JACKSON SQUARE—After losing Daniel Hyatt a couple of weeks back, Roka Akor now has a new bar manager, Jason Huffman, who's an alum of the chain's Chicago location. He's introduced a "social hour" on weekdays from 4:30-6:30 pm, with discounted drinks and bites. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects gave their biennial awards to four restaurants this week for having top-notch design: Craftsman & Wolves, Hard Water, now-defunct Bar Bambino's Pronto kiosk, and Nespresso's new FiDi boutique. [Inside Scoop]

CIVIC CENTER—This weekend marks the second edition of the Latin American Food & Wellness Festival, with Latin cuisine, pisco, tequila, live music, and healthy cooking demonstrations. It runs tomorrow from 10 am-7 pm in Civic Center Plaza. [EaterWire]

JACKSON SQUARE—On the fancier end of things, former Eleven Madison Park senior sous chef David Nayfeld is teaming up with Michael Tusk for a special dinner at Quince on Sunday night. Here's the menu; it's $125 for a six-course tasting, with an optional $75 wine pairing. Call the restaurant at (415) 775-8500 for reservations. [EaterWire]

Hard Water

Pier 3, San Francisco, CA 94105 415-392-3021

Roka Akor

801 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 415-362-8887

Quince

470 Pacific Avenue, , CA 94133 (415) 775-8500 Visit Website

Bar Bambino

2931 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103