Culture | August 5, 2014 9:00 am

Table Stakes

By The Editors

Because San Francisco loves its new eateries almost as much as it loves protected bike lanes, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternal question (“Uh, what’s new?”) and circles back once every lunar cycle or so. Bon appétit.

San Francisco: you’re a cold-hearted bitch.

But there’s a slow-stoked warmth in you. That warmth is your restaurant scene, and it glows brighter with every Instagram camera flash.

But where to begin?

An ostentation of restaurants have opened since your correspondent began typing this sentence.

To keep tabs on all of them would be folly.

But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s work, and we’re proud to do it.

Thus we present Table Stakes, a monthly account of the five must-know spots to have swung their doors wide over the past month (or so).

On deck:

  • An indoor, skylit cabana teeming with incredible drinks
  • Legit ceviche from abuelita’s secret recipe
  • Clams and sardines worthy of a trek up Bernal

And more. So dig in. And drink well.