S.F.'s Top 20 New Restaurants & Bars Of 2012 — So Far!

In the culinary capital that is San Francisco, it's not so much about deciding when to eat out, but where. There's a plethora of insanely yummy options lining the streets of this 7x7 patch. But, will you try out one of the buzzy new kids on the block, which are literally popping up every week? Because wading into this culinary whirlpool sort of makes our heads spin (yours, too?), we've decided to cobble together a cheat sheet on the coolest new restaurant and bar openings of 2012 … so far.
From an insane, people-watching outpost serving Neapolitan pies to a Jewish-style deli already getting national praise, we suggest you plan your grubbing itinerary accordingly. Who knows, you might even find your new, fave spot in the bunch. As if you needed another…

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