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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Homeroom's Opening, Sol Food Starts a Takeout Biz, Bissap Baobab to Become Bullitt II

Posted By on Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 7:37 AM

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​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.

According to Inside Scoop, the Bay Area's first macaroni-and-cheese restaurant, Homeroom (400 40th St., Oakland, homeroom510.com), should open for lunch next Tuesday and for dinner the week after that. The pitch: ten kinds of mac 'n' cheese. Ten! Also, home-brewed root beer.

Tablehopper reports that the Tonic/Bullitt owners are taking over Bissap Baobab (2323 Mission) sometime in the next few months ― they'll be doing a quick remodel and reopening as another branch of Bullitt. The pitch: stiff drinks, easy food, which is no reflection on the customers, of course. [UPDATE: Apparently there are  few possible names in play.]

Also from Tablehopper comes news that Sol Food, the crazily popular Puerto Rican restaurant in Marin, has just opened Sol Food La Bodega (903 Lincoln Blvd., San Rafael, 451-4765) next door. La Bodega will handle the restaurant's takeout business and add roast chickens and ribs.

Mission Mission reveals that the old DeLano's on S. Van Ness, which was reported to be on its way to becoming a Fresh and Easy, is actually the subject of a bidding war. The other bidder: Grocery Outlet.  


Inside Scoop also referred SFoodie to a tweet from Roli Roti, who announced that the truck will be serving porchetta sandwiches on Saturdays at Oakland's Grand Lake farmers' market

Dear Oakland: Do you think you can handle the wait? 

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