Gossip Glut: Quince Loses Cooks, Baker and Banker's Bakery Counts Down, Magnolia Plots Dogpatch Brewery


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

San Francisco restaurant scene.

Well, well, well. After yesterday's dearth of dish, today brings an extended-length Buzz Machine.

First off, in our whining Monday about nothing happening, SFoodie forgot that we'd read a post from Jay B. at Grub Street about the kitchen troubles at Quince. Chef de cuisine Thomas Lents and pastry chef Joel Reno,

both relative newcomers to the restaurant, have taken off. Other staff changes: Paolo L. at Inside Scoop learned that Spruce has snapped up La Folie's pastry chef, Mie Uchida. And Carolyn A. at Eater SF was first to report that Ryan Pollnow has become the executive chef at Home.

Marcia G. at Tablehopper reported that Magnolia Brewery is opening a much larger brewing facility and pub at 2505 Third St. in Dogpatch, which will allow it to triple production. Hold your growlers, though: The target date is spring 2011.

Tablehopper also obtained a firm opening date for the Baker and Banker Bakery (1802 Bush St.) ― August 1. SFoodie suggests that the staff label the tip jar the Baker and Banker Bakery Bankery.

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