This Week's Top SF Restaurant and Food News

Inside the most luxurious menu in town, Benu's coming-soon spinoff and all the brunch you can handle
March 28, 2014
by Tamara Palmer

Time to catch up with the leading headlines of the week, in case you missed 'em:

• Take a detailed visual tour of what it's like to try the 20+ course "discovery menu" at San Francisco's Saison, one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world. [Zagat SF]

• The Sunset had a big moment this week with the grand opening of Andytown Coffee Roasters, a cafe with fresh beans and Irish food near Ocean Beach. The spotlight is also on Terra Cotta Warrior, a new restaurant specializing in hand-pulled noodles, lamb burgers and other Northern Chinese dishes that are very hard to find in the Bay Area. [Zagat SF]

• In the mood for brunch? Check out a slideshow of SF's 10 Hottest New Brunches, plus four even newer brunches that are just getting started (spoiler: there are doughnuts). [Zagat SF]

• Roaming vendor Azalina Eusope will open her first Azalina's Malaysian restaurant in the Market Square building, home of Twitter, in the fall. She is joining other high-profile tenants including Bon Marche (from the AQ team) and a meat-centric bar called Dirty Water. [Tablehopper]

• Friends of late first-time restaurateur Allison Chen are trying to carry out her almost-realized dream of opening a Taiwanese-Chinese restaurant called Pi Dan Noodle House. An Indiegogo campaign has so far raised over $22,000 of a $75,000 goal. [Inside Scoop SF]

• Corey Lee of Benu is getting ready to open his Hayes Valley French-American bistro Monsieur Benjamin in a few months, and now reveals new details, including that it'll be open until 1 AM. [Hoodline]