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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Whole Lot of Restaurants Freshening Up These Days

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 7:29 AM

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

We're still in the restaurant industry's slow month. That means a lot of downtime for renovations, pick-me-ups, and new directions:

  • According to SFoodie, Tres Agaves is closing until Mar. 3 to remodel. Inside Scoop adds that the bar-restaurant is renaming itself Tres to separate it from the Tres Agaves tequila label.
  • Live SoMa learns that ThirstyBear is closing for remodeling until Friday, Feb. 25.
  • Eater and Grub Street tag-team to inform us that the wine bar connected to Saison, Decantr, is closing until Mar. 1 to tweak the concept. Wine stays, cooked food goes ― it'll be mostly a raw bar.


Feast reports on the opening of My Ivy (1901 Divisadero, at Pine, 567-9443) in Pacific Heights. The pitch: neighborhood Thai.

Lastly, a new chef: According to Inside Scoop, Radius in SOMA has hired Matt Kerley, last the chef of Magnolia, to run its kitchen.

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