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Monday, January 31, 2011

Baia to Open in Old Town Oakland, Shabu Pub Replaces Mazu

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 7:30 AM

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​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.

Inside Scoop, following an Oakland Trib tip, reports that Edward Higgins ― the Four Seasons Palo Alto chef whose resume is illustrated with a few glittery NYT stars ― is opening Baia (465 Ninth St., Oakland) sometime in the fall. The pitch: 25-seat restaurant featuring "modern Italian" food, notably Sicilian-inspired seafood.

Eater SF gets first dibs on reporting that Mazu in the Inner Richmond will be replaced by Shabu Pub (3809 Geary, 668-9688, www.shabupub.com). No word yet on opening date. The pitch: shabu shabu.

And you read SFoodie's account of a new truck called Streetside Kitchen (@streetside4you), right?

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