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Food and Wine Names Tartine Manufactory One of the Country’s Best Restaurants

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Tartine Manufactory
Tartine Manufactory
Patricia Chang

Tartine Manufactory is a Food and Wine Best Restaurant winner

Well, duh. Tartine Manufactory has been recognized as one of Food and Wine Magazine’s ten “Best Restaurants” for 2017, joining a group of hotspots from around the country. Chef Sam Goinsalvos and co-founder/pastry chef Liz Prueitt are on the list for creating a wonderland of porchetta sandwiches, and soft serve. The accolades have been rolling in since it opened in 2016: Tartine was named Expansion of the Year in last year’s Eater Awards and was also up for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant 2017. The Manufactory was delicious from the get-go, but the addition of dinner service (with dishes like wood oven roasted lamb loin with grits and herb salsa) really took it up a notch.

Off the Grid and Presidio Trust’s evening campfire feast is back for the summer on May 18

Presidio Twilight is Off the Grid and the Presidio Trust’s Thursday night event, with fire pits, cabanas, snacks and drinks galore from trucks like Chairman Bao and Bonito Poke. There are all kinds of grown-up games like giant Jenga, cornhole, and hula hoops, and this year, SF astronomers will bring huge telescopes for star gazing once a month. It goes down every Thursday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. starting May 18; cabanas and fire pits are first come first served, so tell your boss you’ve got a doctor’s appointment and get over there.

Ellen Fort

Hitachino Wagyu & Beer has added a la carte options

Following a series of soft opening dinners that had readers freaking out, Hitachino has added a la carte options to accompany its wagyu tasting menu. The items range from a a 3.5 ounce Hitachiwagyu steak for $160, to U.S. wagyu skewers for $8 each. Check out the full lineup here.

Support immigrant causes this Cinco de Mayo

You can support social justice causes this year by eating and drinking at one of over 50 East Bay restaurants that are joining together for Cinco de Mayo. The events are intended to increase awareness about issues facing immigrants, and raise money for groups supporting them locally. Check it out here.