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April's Top News Stories

The hottest restaurant news from this month that got you reading

The Organic Coup
The Organic Coup
Patricia Chang

April 29

1. Check Out Lemonade's Opening Menu, Tailored to San Francisco's Foggy Climate

The cafeteria-style restaurant chain from SoCal is poised to make a debut in the Bay Area next week, starting with its first location in Yerba Buena. Here's the menu.

2. Amazon Prime Now Launches Restaurant Food Delivery in San Francisco

Now, in addition to San Francisco's steady stream of delivery apps like Munchery, Sprig, Caviar, Doordash and UberEats, hungry couch sitters can place an order through Amazon's new service to receive a meal in an hour or less.

3. It's Annual Bauer 'Top 100 Restaurants' Day

See which restaurants made the cut.

4. ROOFTOP Opens in Walnut Creek With a Killer View and Plenty of Wine

Crispy meatballs, braised short ribs and other new American fare is the focus.

5. How Costco Execs Plan to Overthrow Fast Food With The Organic Coup

America's first USDA-certified organic fast food restaurant is just making a pit stop in San Francisco on its way to world domination.


April 22

1. Dollar Oyster Deals in San Francisco

These 23 places offer up the bivalves at exceptionally low prices.

2. San Francisco's 15 Best Sports Bars

These 15 places to watch the game have a variety of atmospheres, all the way from divey to more upscale environs.

3. Meet the All-Stars Behind Mister Jiu's Mission to Modernize Chinese Food

How a talented young crew is redefining a cuisine and bringing people back to Chinatown.

4. What to Eat at San Francisco's AT&T Park, Home of the Giants

Fans of baseball and food alike can enjoy some of the best the Bay Area has to offer between innings, from chefs like Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere) and Sarah and Evan Rich (Rich Table).

5. Caputo to Close After Only Six Months of Neapolitan Pizza

The financials just didn't add up.


April 15

1. The Halal Guys Have Arrived, Via Caviar Delivery

The Halal Guys is now previewing its white sauce-slathered chicken on Caviar for delivery.

2. San Diego Arcade Bar Coin-Op Game Room Is Coming for All You SF Nerds (AKA, Everyone)

San Diego’s favorite arcade bar Coin-Op Game Room is moving on up the coast and settling right here in good old San Francisco in the old Drake (and Orson before that) space in SoMa. These are the five things to know about it.

3. 2017 Will Be the Year of Dairy Queen

There’s currently a severe blizzard heading Northern California’s way in the form of 200 new Dairy Queens, and the only thing to do about it is prepare.

4. Mister Jiu's Has Arrived, Chino Is Now Bar San Pancho, More Openings

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

5. Mister Jiu's Banquet-Style Menu Is Cause for Celebration

The 85-seat restaurant is designed around a banquet-style menu, served family-style atop midcentury-inspired Lazy Susan tables.


April 8

1. Guy Fieri Kicks Johnny Garlic's, Tex Wasabi's Out of Flavortown

He's no longer involved with the company he co-founded 20 years ago.

2. An Eater's Guide to San Francisco

In the home of green goddess dressing, Mission-style burritos, farm-to-table everything, and the toast-as-menu-item phenomenon, there's a lot of noise when it comes to what to eat. This guide will help you get to the real San Francisco treats out there.

3. 7 Things You Need to Know About SF's New Fully-Paid Parental Leave

Lawmakers approved a measure mandating six weeks of paid parental leave to new mothers and fathers — including restaurant employees.

4. Anchor Distilling Company Opens Rooftop Tasting Room and Tours

Dubbed the Tasting Room, Anchor is opening the doors to its factory every Thursday and Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

5. Ferry Building Loses 7-Year Favorite Il Cane Rosso

The owner decided not to renew the lease.

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