The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Carolyn A. of Eater
is one of first to get the memo that the old Eccolo space in Berkeley is to become Zut!
(1820 Fourth St., Berkeley,www.zutonfourth.com
). The pitch: Mediterranean food ranging from rotisserie-cooked lamb to pizzas and tagines; the name translates as "Durnit!" or "M'gosh!" Chef Jim Wimborough has restaurants like Kokkari and Boulevard on his resume, and GM Steven Decker was one of the co-founders of Cafe Claude. Target opening date is August 31.
Eater, in the same post, reports that the Tony's Pizza Napoletana
expansion has an official name and an opening date: Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza and Slice House
. The pitch: Read the name. And then read the list of all the other things planned for the place on Inside Scoop
Mrpenguino at Vegansaurus
reads a Craigslist posting for jobs at No Worries
(1442 Franklin, Oakland, www.filipinoveganfood.com
), and chases down owner Jay-Ar Isagani Puga, who says the restaurant is readying for a September opening. The pitch: Read the URL.