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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Marcel's Kitchen Pops Up, Michael Mina Subs in Bourbon Steak, Schweet Boks Schleps into the Inner Schunschet

Posted By on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 8:40 AM

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

San Francisco restaurant scene.

From Thrillist, SFoodie has learned of a new pop-up Creole restaurant in El Rincon named Marcel's Kitchen (2700 16th St., at Harrison, 244-8881). The pitch: Marcel Neal, a Gary Danko alumnus, is taking his Marcels on Wheels truck/catering business indoors, doing affordable, soigné Southern food. Thrillist has also posted a menu

Marcia G. of Tablehopper adds details to last week's widely reported news that when Michael Mina moves MICHAEL MINA to the old Aqua space (252 California), he's replacing the Westin St. Francis restaurant space with a branch of his BOURBON STEAK (other locations: Detroit, DC, and Scottsdale, Ariz.). You have approximately six weeks to visit MICHAEL MINA before it moves. (Struck by an attack of insecurity, SFOODIE is trying on some extra capitals and looking at ourselves in the mirror. Nope, we're going back to two.)

Coming on the heels of the Wharf's new all-potato restaurant, Inside Scoop's Paolo L. learns of the S.F. landing of a cereal-restaurant franchise called Schweet Boks (2142 Irving), slated to open August 21. The pitch: Cereal, just the way you like it. SFoodie read the name a dozen times before realizing it was written in LOLcat.

Scoop also tells of a new Rockridge wine bar named Toast Wine Lounge (5900 College,, which is being put together by a team that includes Daniel Capra, executive chef of Paula Le Duc Fine Catering, and food stylist and cookbook author George Dolese.

And finally, back to Tablehopper, who says that a Le Bernardin vet named Amy Glaze, last of Le Club, is now the exec chef at Circa.

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