This Week's Top SF Restaurant and Food News

By Tamara Palmer  |  April 25, 2014
Credit: Douglas Zimmerman

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

Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery is getting dangerously close to opening the new Dogpatch brewery called Smokestack in early May. We have the first look at the soulful BBQ action in the building, courtesy of Namu Gaji chef/owner Dennis Lee. [Zagat SF]

Bacon Bacon is back in action as a revamped Ashbury Heights cafe, and there are bacon cronuts. [Zagat SF]

• The picture-perfect spring days are ticking away in Wine Country. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Healdsburg and plan your next outing. [Zagat SF]

• Speaking of Wine Country, Addendum, the fried chicken shack behind Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc, is now open for the warm season in Yountville. [Inside Scoop SF]

• After years of dormancy, there's a chance that the beloved Mexican restaurant La Rondalla could reopen next week. There are skeptics. [Inside Scoop SF]

• The East Bay needs more craft beer, apparently, so Far West Brewing will open later this year in Berkeley. Whew, drought avoided. [Berkeleyside]