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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cheese Shop Crime, Passion Cafe for Rent (Again), Maharani's Back, and Macaron News

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM

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

What's with all the restaurant crime? Saturday it was a shooting outside Little Joe's, and today Eater SF recounts the latest robbery attempt at Mission Cheese. Via the shop's newsletter, Eater learned a robbery attempt was thwarted by two of their "man-cheesers." At first we pictured a person running out with a big wheel of cheese, but no, the suspect was after a purse and cellphone.

Eater SF also reports that Passion Cafe, site of the May attack, is back on the for-rent market. First there were hypotheses about it going on the market because of the attack, then the thinking that it came off the market due to community support. We no longer know what to think on why they've re-decided to fold.

It turns out Maharani never permanently closed. We wrote in February that there was sign in the window about it becoming Bitters Bock and Rye, but Grub Street reports that the 20-year-old Maharani has sprung back to life.

More guest chefs: Besides Sarah and Evan Rich popping up at Radius, Tablehopper notes that Baker and Banker will be hosting various chefs in the following months. The short list includes Humphry Slocombe's Jake Godby on July 20, followed by Four + Water's Thomas McNaughton on Aug. 24, and 4505 Meats' Ryan Farr on Sept. 14.

The cookies remain a beautiful array of colors, but the renovation from Paulette Macaron into the organic ingredient driven Chantal Guillon is almost complete. The Feast reports that after severing ties with Southern California's Paulette, the new macaron shop will reopen June 30, with the addition of new flavor creations and teas.

And the food trucks head south: Moveable Feast is hosting it's first large-scale food truck meet-up in the South Bay on July 1. Those in San Mateo can stop by the Events Center to grab bites from various San Francisco-staples like Brass Knuckle, IZ IT, and Kara's Cupcakes.

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