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Monday, February 20, 2012

Pho Clement's Legal Troubles, Wise Sons is Open, and Mission Pizza is on the Way

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

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

Complaints surrounding overtime compensation resulted in a payday for former employees of Pho Clement and Pho Clement 2 to the amount of $316,000. Richmond Blog SF notes the restaurants were ordered to hand over the sum after immigrant employees were not paid in accordance with California overtime laws. Pho Clement 2 is currently closed, which may be permanent, and Pho Clement has a new moniker: Good Noodle Restaurant.

Wise Sons Jewish deli is officially operating out of its new brick-and-mortar space (3150 24th St. at Shotwell) as of Friday, but it won't go completely dark on the pop-up scene. Inside Scoop reports that the everything-from-scratch deli will still appear at the Ferry Plaza's Tuesday Farmers Market.

Limon will go the way of its offshoot restaurants Limon Rotisserie. Inside Scoop shares that Martin Castillo's chicken is becoming so popular that he's decided to convert Limon into the third Limon Rotisserie.

Dinner and a movie: Eater SF discovers Tim League, founder of Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, went before the Historic Preservation Committee with his plans to restore the New Mission Theater into a five-screen moviehouse with dining. It could be an all-in-one date night destination -- that is if they receive all the permits they need.

Mission Local shares the story of Alfredo Bello, who worked his way from a line cook to owning two taquerias. A side note to the story, is the blog also gives a nod to the next restaurant slated to move into the neighborhood: Mission Pizza. No word yet on an opening date.

Rumor report: Mission Mission shares the gossip that Beretta may be in line to take over the Medjool space that's recently gone dark (except for the roof). No confirmation from Beretta -- as of yet.

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