San Francisco restaurant scene.
Inside Scoop's Paolo L. drops the news (seconded and thirded by Eater's Carolyn A. and Grub Street's Jay B.) that there's about to be a spike in LDL levels in San Francisco, after a heavy player launches a steak house in an iconic location. Michael Mina™ will forge a fifth link in the Bourbon Steak chain (others are in Arizona, D.C., Miami, and Detroit ― Detroit?) in his soon to be ex-eponymous eatery at the Westin St. Francis. Mark your calendars for October.
Paolo L. also sheds a tear for a deuce of closures: Norton's Vault (500 Sacramento) and SNOB Wine Bar (1327 Polk). Then again, notes PL, SNOB has already been replaced by the beer-forward Pour House. So dry your tears.