Confession: we love eating at the bar. Sure, a nice two- or four-top is nice for dinner, but there's something about a seat at the bar that makes us feel more in the action. When we're on a dinner date, or dining solo, there's nowhere we'd rather be. Here are our favorite bars for dinner in San Francisco. Of course, a two-top is a fine subsitute, too.

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It's a bowling alley. It's a bar and restaurant. It's a laser tag destination, concert venue, and more. The soon-to-open Uptown Alley Manassas is unlike anywhere else in Virginia -- a $11.5 million, 46,000 square-foot full-on entertainment destination. 

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Start working up an appetite — Eat Drink SF has arrived. The four day festival celebrating San Francisco's food scene is back and bigger than ever — from an insane roster of restaurants, wineries and breweries to the return of the taco takedown, here are our can't miss bites of the festivities. 

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Vegetarian Food Is Cool Again

Wacky pig parts and whole-animal cuisine have dominated restaurants in the last few years, but vegetarian food is making a comeback. Here are three of our favorite spots to indulge in an incredible meal -- that just happens to be meat-free. 

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Trend Alert: Frosé

In the dog days of summer, we crave nothing more than a frosty blended cocktail. Or a chilled glass of rosé.  ... Or both. No drink is hotter this summer than "Frosé," a brilliant slushy made with everyone's favorite pink wine. Here are three we love across the country. 

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Mario Batali is a household name, the most charismatic orange-clogged chef America has ever known. And the restaurant that truly put him on the map is Babbo in New York's West Village. But his newer Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca on the South Boston Waterfront is a different sort of restaurant -- bigger than the West Village townhouse, with a little more ...

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Summer in San Francisco can be a fickle thing. Beautiful sunny days give way to waves of misting fog; sometimes, the sun decides not to emerge at all. But that makes those sunny summer days all the more precious. Cease the moment at one of the 5 well-appointed patios on the next sunny day (maybe today!). 

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It's important to have a go-to neighborhood bar. One where you can feel comfortable, unwind, and know your bartenders by name. Of course, sometimes there are neighborhood bars that are worth crossing town for. 

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Thomas McNaughton's Central Kitchen has long been a Mission destination, from the gorgeous central atrium to the thoughtful menu of seasonally inspired fare. So when we heard that Chef McNaughton was revamping the restaurant and creating Central Kitchen 2.0, we were excited to see what changes he would make.

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It seems like there's always a new restaurant, bar, or venue to check out in San Francisco. Here are three brand-new and forthcoming spots that we're especially excited about this month.

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