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3 SF Bars on World’s 50 Best List, Sababa Adds Dinner, and More. A.M. Intel

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Smuggler’s Cove
Smuggler’s Cove

The World's 50 Best Bars include three in SF

Smuggler’s Cove, Trick Dog, and ABV have been named to the world’s 50 best bars list for 2016. It’s the first year for ABV’s inclusion, and it seems to have taken Tommy’s place, which moved off the list this year. British trade publication Drinks International publishes the list yearly, with input from hundreds of industry experts around the world. Check it out in full here.

FiDi’s Sababa adds dinner

New FiDi lunch spot Sababa has added dinner to its repertoire, now serving its popular Mediterranean fare weekdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as on Postmates.

Francis Coppola announces new, mysterious restaurant

Francis Coppola is opening a new restaurant, but is being mysterious about where or what it will be. It’s set to debut November 4 somewhere in Northern California, and SFist notes that it will likely be at his new Virginia Dare Winery.

Seven Stills buys Lawton Trading Post

Bayview brewery and whiskey distillery Seven Still has purchased Outer Sunset deli and grocer Lawton Trading Post, Hoodline reports, with the intention of opening “a beer taproom with a limited food program” of Mexican food. It’s an interesting pairing, so stay tuned for more details.

Cafe International tries for legacy business status

Hoodline reports that Lower Haight cafe Cafe International has been nominated for legacy business status, a city program that offers financial incentives to landlords to protect San Francisco’s older (at least 30 years), and more vulnerable businesses. Other legacy businesses include Doc’s Clock, Spec’s, and more.