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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wicked Grounds Returns, Dottie's True Blue Cafe Reopens This Week, and More

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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

You can get your kinky caffeine fix at Wicked Grounds again! LiveSOMA reports the cafe, which serves as a major hub of the local BDSM community, reopened over the weekend. If you'll remember, it initially closed in October because of financial issues, but at last there's a place to get coffee in a dog bowl again.

Third times a charm: LiveSOMA also shares Palio Caffe opened its third location today (163 Second Natoma). Hopefully they'll stick, as it's the third restaurant to move into the space in the last three years.

KGO let us know that Ms. Tablehopper has taken to airwaves. Marcia Gagliardi will host "You Gotta Eat This" every Tuesday. We'll tune in.

Another record store will transform into a restaurant. Grub Street and SFist discovered that Force of Habit, whose the owner died suddenly in July, will not stay in the vinyl world. A new restaurant, 20 Spot, is slated to move into the corner space. No word yet on when the music will stop or the pending restaurant's cuisine or timeline for opening.

Dottie's True Blue Cafe is readying to reopen in its new -- quite a bit larger -- SOMA space before the end of the week. Inside Scoop notes the menu will remain the same. Hopefully the size of the place will help quell the line, but we're not betting on it.

The block-long, eclectic stretch of Clement between the inner and outer shopping anchors of the street, will welcome Chomp & Swig. Grub Street reveals they'll move in to the recently shuttered Cafe Mereb space. No word yet on what we'll be chomping or swigging.

If looking for 7,000 square feet in the heart of North Beach, you're in luck! Piazza Market has shuttered, according to Inside Scoop. The gaudy Italian buffet-and-wine-store, which opened in 2008, closed to focus on their catering business.

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