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Monday, August 15, 2011

Big Fee for Small Biz, Levi's Outfits Saison, and You Can't Go Home Again

Posted By on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 4:50 PM

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

Is S.F. a Sacramento with hills? Eater SF shares, via the Examiner, Mission Bowling Club's plight to open in S.F. has been riddled with fiery hoops to jump through, causing one bowling supporter to draw a connection between our business laws with those in the flat, dry city to our right. Owner Sommer Peterson is currently facing a $44,000 impact fee for her bowling-restaurant combo, while the Small Business Commission is trying to figure out ways for her to extinguish the large figure.

Snazzy! Popular pants rolled out into the foodie world starting with the Pico de Gap food truck, and now Grub Street shares, via Refinery 29, Levi's is outfitting Saison. The restaurant is serving as a testing ground for the jeans company's new line of men's workwear. We may not be a fashionable city as a whole, but in the kitchen -- we're sitting pretty.

There's no place like home, and well -- now it's gone. Inside Scoop reports, late last week Home filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors. Partner Stuart Gordon says the closure was a result of a perfect tornado storm.

And some more pizza news: Eater SF shares that the replacement for the shuttered Marina Egyptian-pizzeria Crave City will be Castagna (Italian for Chestnut.) Meanwhile, Bernalwood catches wind of a possible impending shutter for Pizza Express (919 Cortland at Folsom); a recent "for sale" poster includes the pizzeria and the apartment above it.

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