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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yuubi and La Boulange de Yerba Buena Open, Burritt Tavern Update, and a Musical Buzz at Mutiny Radio and Cafe

Posted By on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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

Opening: Grub Street reports that Yuubi, a Japanese restaurant, is readying to open in the Richmond tomorrow. And while there is no preview menu, we do know there will be sushi (501 Balboa at Sixth Ave.).

The latest La Boulange is open, and this one's in the Metreon. Inside Scoop notes this opening of La Bounalge de Yerba Buena makes it the 12th bakery and cafe in the chain (781 Mission at Fourth St.).

Music and coffee: After Pirate Cat Radio went off the air in early 2011, everything went static. Now Mission Local notes the non-profit replacement, Mutiny Radio, is not only fully operational -- there's cafe space too (Mutiny Radio and Cafe: 21st St. at Florida). Cafe owner Enrique Ramirez is still working on the cafe (decorating and compiling an events calendar), but coffee is brewing seven days a week.

Pending: Sarah and Evan Rich have bestowed a moniker on their pending restaurant -- and it's taking their surname. Inside Scoop reports Rich Table is still months way from opening.

Inside Scoop also provides an update on Charlie Palmer's pending restaurant, Burritt Tavern. Ashley Weaver will join as the executive chef (already a part of the Charlie Palmer Group) and will be at the helm of the kitchen when it opens in the recently renamed Mystic Hotel (formerly the Crescent Hotel) in late Spring. Also, Grub Street notes the adjacent Burritt Room is closed for renovations.

While Maestro is nearing its opening date, Eater SF confirms their small, street-side cafe operating out of the same space has softly opened. Expect pastries, salads, and sandwiches (555 Golden Gate at Van Ness).

Closed: Tablehopper discovers via a reader that the Mission's Java Wasted Cafe is gone. No word yet on what might replace it.

Changes behind the bar: Tablehopper notes Absinthe Brasserie & Bar's new bar manager is Matt Conway (formerly of Nopa).

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