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Monday, September 13, 2010

Michael Mina Ends, Prospect Returns, ICHI Finds Another Home

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:46 AM

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

San Francisco restaurant scene.

A few notices from Jay B. at Grub Street: Ladies and Gentlemen, MICHAEL MINA has left the St. Francis, marking the end of the four-star TV dinner. And Prospect, which had closed for two weeks due to massive flooding, is back.

In other capitalized-restaurant-name news, Gabriella W., the Bernal Heights Examiner, reports that ICHI Sushi will be taking over the tiny Yo's Sushi Club space (3369 Mission, at Gordeus, 525-4750, No word on whether ICHI owners Tim and Erin Archuleta will be vacating their Lucky Cat deli at the 331 Cortland marketplace to devote their attention to the restaurant. UPDATE: Erin Archuleta called SFoodie to say that yes, indeed, the 331 Cortland stand will remain open. All they're waiting for on the restaurant is a few last inspections.

Inside Scoop's Paolo L. and Eater SF's Carolyn A. share intel about the new cafe in the ODC Theater on 17th Street and Shotwell: It will be will be named Pronto by Bar Bambino, it will open in the spring, and Bar Bambino pastry chef Alyce Shields will be responsible for the baked goods. While SFoodie wishes PbBB all the luck in the world, we might point out the byline thing reminds us of celebrity perfume and stealth Starbucks.

Has anyone reported that the Hugo Street Cafe (205 Hugo, at Second Ave.) has closed? SFoodie passed the cafe yesterday and noticed that the newspaper on the windows was dated Sept. 1. They may just have changed the paper.
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