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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shabuway, Marbella To Replace Rex, and a Cafe Gratitude Update

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

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

Out in the Richmond, a new shabu shabu restaurant is readying to open. Grub Street reports that the fourth Bay Area outpost (and first in S.F.) of the DIY hot-pot-and-grill restaurant Shabuway will open at 5120 Geary. No word yet on an opening date.

Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill has soft opened, according to Tablehopper. The Latin-fusion restaurant is serving a limited menu of their dishes inspired by Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Central American cuisine (2427-2429 Third St. at 20th St.).

Quick switch: Tablehopper reveals that the 18-year-old Rex Cafe will close at the end of the month and transform into the Spanish restaurant Marbella. The new place will feature a few family-style dishes and will unveil a cocktail program. Olé!

Cafe Gratitude: One stays, one goes. Vegansaurus reports, via Berkeleyside, that the raw, self-edifying Cafe Gratitude has an update on the closing-opening-closing front. The North Berkeley location of the restaurant will remain, while the cafe in the Oakland Whole Foods will shutter before the end of the month.

Also, Tablehopper discovers Cafe Altano in Hayes Valley has shuttered. We guess the owners will be focusing on their other eatery: SOMA Restaurant & Bar.

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