Food and Drink

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 »

The mayor of tiki

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Laughing with strangers -- and trying not to black out -- at Trad'r Sam

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WEEKNIGHTER The best tiki bar I've ever been to is Smith's Union Bar in Honolulu's Chinatown. It's a shitty little tiki dive bar with even shittier karaoke. It's also the oldest bar on the island. The night I was there it was full of Navy dudes, punk chicks, gay guys, and a big hulking, transgendered Pacific Islander. I had the crowd arm-in-arm singing "Tiny Dancer" and "Don't Let Me Down" while cheering me on and buying me drinks after I sang. It was pretty much what I wish happened every night of my life.Read more »

The warm-up

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Fanning hometown flames at Fireside Bar

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THE WEEKNIGHTER Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Broke-Ass Stuart (www.brokeassstuart.com) will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, bringing you stories about the places and people who make San Francisco one of the most phenomenal cities in the world. Who wants a drink?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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On the hoof

THE WEEKNIGHTER: How many people can you fit in the Black Horse Pub? (We're serious.)

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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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Who moved my cheese?

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Roar and whimper, Lion Pub's seen plenty of change

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THE WEEKNIGHTER Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Broke-Ass Stuart (www.brokeassstuart.com) will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, bringing you stories about the places and people who make San Francisco one of the most phenomenal cities in the world. Who wants a drink?Read more »

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 »

Fogged in

THE WEEKNIGHTER Brave summer souls take to Jones' expansive patio

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THE WEEKNIGHTER Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Broke-Ass Stuart (www.brokeassstuart.com) will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, bringing you stories about the places and people who make San Francisco one of the most phenomenal cities in the world. Who wants a drink?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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