Grab a bite at these exciting new restaurants in San Francisco and beyond

Despite the dirge of restaurants closing during the pandemic, plenty of new restaurants are opening and keeping the scene fresh this spring. With this latest batch of restaurants, expect some new takes on classic cuisines, the return of local favorites and the expansion of some beloved restaurants into new territory.

Plenty of customers were saddened when Art’s Cafe announced its closure after 30 years in July 2020. Owners Sarah and Hae Ryong Youn were looking to retire, although it meant that longtime staples of the cafe, such as their crispy hash brown sandwiches, would go with them. The story of Art’s, however, doesn’t end there. At the start of February, the cafe reopened under new owners. Read more here.

Lazy Susan (a reference to the rotating tray that sits at the center of dining tables) is a new restaurant serving as an ode to Chinese American cuisine with Mister

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The most exciting cookbooks to look out for in 2021

best cookbooks 2021 
best cookbooks 2021

This year, perhaps by default, was something of a vintage one for home cooking. As many people were forced to spend much more time in their kitchens, they took to cooking like never before – from breads and cakes to comfort foods and elaborate dishes.

Cookery books were right there with us. Many people revisited old classics, but there were some stellar new releases, too. Here at Telegraph Food, we loved Nigella Lawson’s latest tome, Cook Eat Repeat (who didn’t?). Falastin by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley wowed us, as did Regula Ysewijn’s Oats in the North, Wheat from the South, a wonderful look at the history of British baking.

Thankfully, the 2021 line-up looks set to be just as tasty, with some particularly exciting new releases, including a celebration of refugee and immigrant cooking, a volume centring on grandmothers’ recipes, and a new

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