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March's Top News Stories

The hottest restaurant news from this week that got you reading

The Halal Guys

March 25

1. Din Tai Fung to Open Soon, Bring Soup Dumpling Mayhem to Bay Area

The Taiwanese restaurant with a cult following will soon open its doors in San Jose's Westfield Valley Fair mall, possibly as soon as mid-April.

2. The Halal Guys Will Open Third Bay Area Location in San Jose

East Coast transplants can continue to rejoice: The Halal Guys, the popular New York street food vendor, has announced plans to open a third Bay Area location in San Jose.

3. Dungeness Crab Is Fully Back After State Lifts Commercial Fishing Ban

Just in time for Dungeness crab season to be basically over, the ban on fishing the beloved state product has been lifted.

4. Michael Bauer Dishes on Three Decades of Eating and Critiquing in San Francisco

The critic spoke out about what it's like to be a restaurant critic in San Francisco, sharing insights on a panel hosted by chef Tyler Florence at the Flavor! Napa Valley conference.

5. Waxman's Opening Menu Brings Spring to Ghirardelli Square

San Francisco's first restaurant from Bay Area native Jonathan Waxman opened in Ghirardelli Square with the chef's signature Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, with a Northern California influence.


March 18

1. Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello Hit With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit [Update]

Two lawsuits were filed against celebrity chef Michael Chiarello and his restaurant group Gruppo Chiarello alleging sexual harassment and labor violations.

2. La Boulangerie Founder Pascal Rigo Has Left Munchery After Five Months On the Job

La Boulangerie founder Pascal Rigo has resigned from Munchery after just five months as "chief customer experience officer" with the pre-made meal delivery company.

3. The 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards Finalists in San Francisco

San Francisco's big standouts include Liholiho Yacht Club up for Best New Restaurant, Bar Agricole for Outstanding Bar Program and Michael Tusk (Quince, Cotogna) for Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Service.

4. 6 New Restaurants To Check Out in the Bay Area

A weekly-updated round-up of all the openings in the Bay Area.

5. Single Thread Announces Team of Industry Heavyweights As It Inches Closer to Opening

Though Single Thread, the farm, restaurant and inn from chef Kyle Connaughton and head farmer Katina Connaughton, won't open for several more months, the chef has been busy putting together a team of hospitality industry talent from top tier fine dining establishments.


March 11

1. 'Top Chef Masters' Chris Cosentino Addresses Mental Health Issues

The Cockscomb chef opened up about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a ChefsFeed video.

2. Everywhere Prince Graced San Franciscans With His Presence

Prince was in town to perform, and this is where he ate.

3. Poke Is Having a Moment in San Francisco

Set to open in San Francisco shortly are four dedicated poke bars, and a fifth is rumored to be on the way.

4. The Most Anticipated San Francisco Restaurant Openings, Spring 2016

What's going to be hot and fresh from March through June.

5. 11 Restaurants That Opened With Late Night Food, Asian Options, More

A weekly-updated round-up of all the openings in the Bay Area.


March 4

1. 7 Brand New Brunches For Your Weekend

A few new restaurants in San Francisco are now offering up their version of the morning meal.

2. David Kinch On His Third Michelin Star and Opening A New Concept

Eater caught up with the recently-crowned three-Michelin-star chef on what life’s been like since catching his third star, and what’s on the horizon.

3. Awesome New Versions of Tiki and Bagels Have Joined the SF Eating Scene

A weekly-updated round-up of all the openings in the Bay Area.

4. Yountville's Redd Settles Wrongful Death Suit

Ten-year-old Yountville restaurant Redd was sued for wrongful death by the family of a San Diego man who suffered food poisoning that was attributed to undercooked scallops eaten at the restaurant.

5. Salads, Poke, Ramen and More Set To Hit the Bay Area

A continually-updated list of places opening soon around the area.