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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brain Wilson Is Bowling, Martin Mack's Is Back, and Radio Africa & Kitchen Readies to Open

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM

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

S.F.'s favorite bearded pitcher is ditching his orange cleats for some bowling shoes. Inside Scoop reports Brian Wilson is now a partner/owner of Lucky Strike. While there are 21 locations of the bowling alley-restaurant across the country, his alignment with the company falls perfectly in sync with the soon-to-open S.F. location. No word on how much of the bowling chain he owns.

That was quick: Less than a week after Martin Mack's was forced to close, due to a court order granting ownership to (now) former owner Brian Maloney's business partner, it's back open. Haighteration reports the legal details surrounding the turnover, including the fact former staff members were offered their jobs back under the new management. Time will tell if the new Martin Mack's has another 22 years in it.

Pop-up no more: Radio Africa & Kitchen is readying to open its brick-and-mortar Bayview location. The team behind the Ethiopian-inspired restaurant let us know dinner hours will start on March 8, the day after their opening party. Lunch hours will follow on April 3.

An apple, and a drink, for the teacher: 7x7 discovers that the school-themed Gold Star Bar has opened on Nob Hill (1548 California at Polk). The new bar is complete with chalkboards, desks, and yes, even tests - of sorts - they're introducing Pictionary night.

Not far from the school-days bar, Grub Street notes another bar is on the way. This one is thinking large, and will open as Big in the adjacent spot next to Vantaggio Suites. Expect an opening in a few months.

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