This Week's Top SF Restaurant and Food News

By Tamara Palmer  |  March 28, 2014
Credit: Carolyn Alburger

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]