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Friday, July 23, 2010

Shazam! Fillmore Mexican becomes Pescara, Tokyo Express Appears in a Puff of Smoke

Posted By on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM

​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the

San Francisco restaurant scene.

We lead with Live SoMa, who discovers an "opening soon" sign for a Tokyo Express on the corner of Fourth St. and Mission. The Japanese sushi-slash-bento restaurant already has several other San Francisco locations.

Carolyn A. at Eater SF discovers that Fillmore Mexican Grill has, with splash of paint and a brand new awning, transformed over the course of a weekend into Pescara Ristorante (1552 Fillmore). It's like that weekend when we decided to grow out bangs out and start wearing everything black in our closet, and suddenly we were a newer, angrier teenager. The pitch, so far: Italian and American food.

And, just to end on a down note, Paolo L. at Inside Scoop reports that 1550 Hyde

Cafe and Wine Bar is closing on August 15. Reason cited: the economy. You have three

weeks to say farewell to owners Peter Erickson and Kent Liggett.

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