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4505 Burgers & BBQ: Ryan and Celese Farr are at it again, this time with a combo barbecue/burger shop in the old Da Pitt location on Divisadero. Expect by-the-pound meats, decadent sides like mac and cheese with 4505 frankfurters, beer and wine on tap, and the appropriately named Best Damn Cheeseburger. 705 Divisadero, 255-3094, 4505meats.com.
Big 4: A revamped bar/restaurant in the Huntington Hotel has green leather banquettes, old leather, oil paintings, white tablecloths, and a menu of old-school classics. 1075 California, 771-1140, big4restaurant.com.
Dirty Habit: The Fifth Floor in Union Square's Palomar Hotel has gotten a hip makeover, complete with a hidden patio, a menu of small plates, and a long cocktail list. 12 Fourth St., 348-1555, dirtyhabitsf.com.
Loving Cup: This shop devoted to rice pudding and frozen yogurt seems like it will fit right into Hayes Valley. Expect eight rotating flavors of rice pudding, hand-churned frozen yogurt, and more sweet treats. 535 Octavia, 701-0091, lovingcupsf.com.
Schroeders: FiDi's classic beer hall has reopened after its modernizing renovation with a casual beer hall/post-work drink room in front and a restaurant serving upscale German-Cali cuisine in back. 240 Front, 421-4778, schroederssf.com.
Smokestack: Magnolia Brewery's long-anticipated expansion is finally open in Dogpatch, offering barbecue, cocktails, and its usual stable of excellent brews. 2505 Third St., 864-7468.
Urban Putt: The Mission's new S.F.-themed mini-golf course also comes with a restaurant, serving up foods you can eat with your fingers in between golf swings as well as heartier fare like deep-dish pizzas and sandwiches. 1096 S Van Ness, 341-1080, urbanputt.com.