Eat & Drink in San Francisco
Regulars stare at laptops and sip Blue Bottle macchiatos while they launch their next start-up at this expansive, all-day café and art gallery (right).
Must try: 28-hour braised short ribs.
The latest offspring of the expanding Tartine empire, Tartine Bread, will open in June. The 25-seat sandwich shop emphasizes bread (no surprise) but also vegetablesfresh, preserved and pickled.
Craig and Anne Stoll, co-owners of the great Pizzeria Delfina, opened Locanda Osteria in April. Chef Anthony Strong spent two months in Italy perfecting his pasta and pizza bianca (Roman flatbread).
Sommelier Mark Bright and Saison chef Joshua Skenes are the duo behind this new wine bar. Bright's short but exciting list lets guests blend their own wines. Must try: Chicken liver mousseline paired with 2008 Strub Riesling Kabinett.
Shop in San Francisco
Donna Suh Wageman, a self-professed Pyrex hound and a former buyer for Williams-Sonoma, sells modern and vintage kitchen essentials. Must buy: Heirloom recipe boxes from Rifle Paper Co.