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Monday, November 8, 2010

Cotogna Opens, Gary Danko Spinoff Still on Track

Posted By on Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 9:41 AM

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​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the

San Francisco restaurant scene.

In case you hadn't heard, Michael and Lindsay Tusk's Cotogna (490 Pacific, 775-8508) opens tonight.

Even though the Bank of Scotland is foreclosing on Ghirardelli Square, leaving the tenant shops worried over their leases, Scoop reports that Gary Danko's new restaurant concept (still being described only as an "American brasserie") is still on track to open in the square. No bank would be idiotic enough to nix such a guaranteed hype magnet, but it's a glad piece of news nonetheless.

Trivia to impress your friends with:

  • Grub Street's Jay B. just reported that Meadowood pastry chef Matt Tinder has moved over to newly Michelin-starred Saison.  
  • Eater says Michael Mina has just started up lunch.
  • Tablehopper learns that Ozumo has a new chef, Alex Morgan, with a resume that includes Arzak and several Tokyo restaurants. In fact, Morgan's already been working at Ozumo. Consider his new gig a promotion.

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