Restaurant Review

Fall color

TABLEHOPPING A burst of openings signal the start of a warm, bright season. 

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TABLEHOPPING Lovers of fine wine are going to prick their ears up over this one: Mark Bright (Saison) is opening Bright's Les Clos (234 Townsend, SF; www.lesclossf.com), a wine bar in SoMa, and let's just say there will be Burgundy. A lot of it. Plus some fantastic French dishes from Shawn Gawle, previously the pastry chef at Saison, who also has great savory skills as well.Read more »

Oui, oui

TABLEHOPPING Monsieur Benjamin brings late-night bistro action to Hayes Valley, plus a "newish" Jewish deli opens.

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CHOW NOW

One of the more exciting places to hit the scene in a summer full of tons of new openings is Monsieur Benjamin (451 Gough, SF. www.monsieurbenjamin.com), a project from Corey Lee (Benu), with chef Jason Berthold (previously RN74, and French Laundry and Per Se, where he worked with Lee) and Thomas Palauqui.Read more »

Belly rub

TABLEHOPPING: Burgers for your belly from Big Chef Tom, Chubby Noodle #2, and a bunch of great brunches

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Get Baked

TABLEHOPPING A destination-worthy bakery, a butcher shop and restaurant rolled into one, and third-wave tea.

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GOL!

TABLEHOPPING World Cup is ON, and here are some fun spots where you can watch the games (and eat and drink, too).

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WORLD CUP VIEWING

Now through July 13, a whole bunch of soccer fans are going to be coming into work late (sorry, there's a 9am game!) or taking long lunches to get those noon games in. Fortunately there are a bunch of places to watch the Cup, in case your boss is getting suspicious of you hanging out in the conference room with your iPad. (For more suggestions, see the Pixel Vision blog at SFBG.com.)Read more »

Let's do lunch

TABLEHOPPING You'll want to add Aveline to your dining to-do list — and check out all these new options for lunch!

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Ooh la la!

TABLEHOPPING The firehose of new openings continues, and we have some good-looking spots for you to check out, stat.

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Lotsa Matzoh

TABLEHOPPING Even more places open for brunch and lunch, plus Passover and Easter options!

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MIDDAY MADNESS

Just when you think the brunch at Slow Club (2501 Mariposa, SF. www.slowclub.com) couldn't possibly rock any more than it already does, the perennial hotspot makes the move to offer it all week long. Really? For reals! You can have a fried egg sandwich for lunch, and you don't have to wait until the weekend for bourbon French toast. Available Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm, and of course Sat–Sun 10am–2:30pm.Read more »

Opa!

TABLEHOPPING: Brunch is trying to win the meal popularity contest in SF — and hey, we finally got a souvlaki joint!

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Clocktails!

Drinking from noon to midnight and back again: our guide to bars and liquor for every hour of the day

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Look, we know how it is. Sometimes you just need to get out there -- at whatever time it is -- and grab a dang drink. Fret no more: Here's our handy guide to getting a little tipsy on, round-the-clock.

View the Clocktails chart it in full and print it out (PDF) here.

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