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Rare Barrel: A new brewery dedicated to sour beer opens in Berkeley. The tasting room housed inside the production facility, with its 10 beer taps, is open on Fridays and Saturdays, and also offers sandwiches and salads. 940 Parker, Berkeley, (510) 984-6585, therarebarrel.com.
Super Duper Burger: The seventh location of this popular burger chain has opened in the FiDi near the Embarcadero. Expect the usual menu of Niman Ranch burgers, free-range chicken sandwiches, Straus milkshakes, and local beer and wine. 98 Mission, 974-1200, superdupersf.com.
Three Twins: Two years after the Haight/Fillmore scoop shop was destroyed in a fire, the organic, innovative ice cream store is back with 12 flavors, ice cream sandwiches, and pints-to-go. 254 Fillmore, 487-8946, threetwinsicecream.com.
Verbena: This Russian Hill Cali-cuisine spot comes from the folks behind Berkeley's Gather. Expect menu items like duck meatballs, pig trotter terrine, and seafood sausage, along with a producer-focused wine list. 2323 Polk, 441-2323, verbenarestaurant.com.