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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pac Brew Lab is Moving, AQ Opens Tomorrow, and Dolores Park's Latest Food Cart Crush

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 4:22 PM

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

Our favorite nanobrewery is growing. LiveSOMA notes Pacific Brewing Laboratories brew nights, where they open the garage door and serve beer to pair with a rotating pop-up vendor, is about to end. Alas, tomorrow night is the last time to show up at the garage before they pack up their brewing kits and head to Belmont's Devil's Canyon Brewery -- look for bottles by the end of November.

The seasonally inspired AQ Restaurant & Bar will open tomorrow (1085 Mission at Seventh St.). Inside Scoop reports dinner service will start on Thursday, and weekday lunch will follow shortly. We're curious about the décor -- which is said to change with the seasons as well.

The commercial-food free Dolores Park debacle carries on. After Chaac-Mool was told to get off the grass last week, Inside Scoop divulges Sausage Slinger won't be rolling over the grassy knolls either.

Sans grasshopper tacos, Eater SF shares that La Oaxaqueña's brick-and-mortar is back in business.

Sixty-year-old bar and restaurant, The Dr's, is seeing some changes, but long time favorites of this Excelsior haunt will still recognize the place. Eater SF reveals that the owners since 1988 have retired, and the new team is making some alterations, namely the moniker (Doctor's Lounge), brunch options, and bar bites.

There's one less place find dim sum in the City. The Richmond Blog discovers Yet Wah looks to be gone for good. The Chinese restaurant's website is still live, but the number has been disconnected.

It was just a joke: Grub Street reveals that the Wayfare Tavern's chicken-only truck Tyler Florence mentioned last month, was a mere kid, but we think it remains a good idea.

A focus on location: Keiko a Nob Hill Restaurant is readying to open Nov. 9 in the former Charles Nob Hill spot. Executive chef Keiko Takahashi (formerly of El Paseo) is focusing on Japanese Izakayas in the bar and multi-course dinners in the dining room.

This month ushers in the opening of Claudine, right on schedule (8 Claude Lane at Bush). The Feast offers a look inside the latest restaurant from Frank LeClerck.

Car careens into building, and knocks market out of service: Grub Street shares, via ABC7, that a vehicle slammed into the front of New Russian Hill Market, and now it'll be closed anywhere from a month to six months.

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