San Francisco restaurant scene.
Well, well, well. After yesterday's dearth of dish, today brings an extended-length Buzz Machine.
both relative newcomers to the restaurant, have taken off. Other staff changes: Paolo L. at Inside Scoop learned that Spruce has snapped up La Folie's pastry chef, Mie Uchida. And Carolyn A. at Eater SF was first to report that Ryan Pollnow has become the executive chef at Home.
Marcia G. at Tablehopper reported that Magnolia Brewery is opening a much larger brewing facility and pub at 2505 Third St. in Dogpatch, which will allow it to triple production. Hold your growlers, though: The target date is spring 2011.
Tablehopper also obtained a firm opening date for the Baker and Banker Bakery (1802 Bush St.) ― August 1. SFoodie suggests that the staff label the tip jar the Baker and Banker Bakery Bankery.
Jay B. at Grub Street discovered the full lineup behind Jones (620 Jones St.), a new lounge in the Tendernob. Here are the names, for those of you who collect insider-baseball cards. Jones' owners: Peter Glikshtern and Jeff Whitemore (Mighty). The guys designing the bar menu: Scott Baird and Josh Harris (15 Romolo, The Bon Vivants). And now the guy designing the food menu: Ola Fendert (chef of Oola).