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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tony's Pizza Napoletana Mushrooms, Hot Spud Emerges Fully Baked

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 8:30 AM

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​The past 24 hours in

gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the

San Francisco restaurant scene.

In case you forgot, Cafe des Amis (2000 Buchanan, 563-7700, opened last night.

Paolo L. at Inside Scoop shares numerous ― like, ridiculously numerous ― details about Tony Gemignani's ambitious plans for expanding his Tony's Pizza Napoletana into the space next door (1556 Stockton). The pitch: The 750-square-foot addition will have a coal-fired oven and a RotoFlex oven, and will serve New York-style, Sicilian-style, and organic pizzas by the slice; Romana pizza by the meter; Chicago Italian beef sandwiches; New York deli sandwiches; Gino's Italian Ices; and some other stuff.


L. also announces that Absinthe's replacement for the

just-departed Jaime Lauren is Adam Keough, last the executive chef of

Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern in Orange County.


Scoop, clearly on a roll, also reports the imminent arrival of Hot

Spud (2640 Mason, 399-1065,

on the Wharf. The pitch: Baked potato restaurant run by former raw-food

chef, with sweet-potato desserts and potato-starch cutlery.

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