The gateway to Napa has its own share of buzzy openings. The creative Californian menu at Aster (entrées $29–$34), Daniel Patterson’s new spot in the Mission, showcases heirloom grains and heritage meats in dishes like roasted lamb shoulder with Indian spices, cabbage, and wheat berries.
Mexico City star Gabriela Cámara makes her stateside debut next month with Cala (149 Fell St.; entrées $20–$35), in the burgeoning Mid- Market area. Expect sustainable seafood in the main dining room, a casual taqueria out back, and rare mezcals on both menus.
What do you get when you combine a café, bakery, dinner spot, and dedicated kitchen for preserving everything from berries to tomatoes? The Manufactory (2900 18th St.), a multi-venue project from local powerhouse Tartine Bakery & Café that opens this fall in the Heath Ceramics building.
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