Welcome to the latest pulse check of the San Francisco dining scene: the Eater SF Heatmap, September edition.
More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking at the moment. This month, we're giving a warm sendoff to three restaurants, all of which are headed towards a bright future in their respective neighborhoods: Comal, Mission Bowling Club and Gioia Pizzeria. Taking their places are The Corner Store, which has performed a miracle, making the intersection of Masonic and Geary cool; Lolinda, the Beretta/Delarosa team's white hot Latin concept in the former Medjool, and Bar Tartine's new sandwich shop, staying true to the dinner menu's Eastern European bent, while adding smørrebrød to the San Francisco dialect—and for good reason: these open-faced rye bread beauties bring a delicious change of pace to week-long sandwich benders.
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