New Jeremy Fox Gig, Quick Opening Date for Bourbon Steak, and Lots of Other Food Gossip

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

San Francisco restaurant scene.

It always happens: Yesterday, SFoodie was faced with a dearth of restaurant gossip, while today we have a surfeit:

Paolo L. of Inside Scoop comes through with the big celebrity-chef news of the day: Jeremy Fox ― former chef of Ubuntu, almost-chef of Plum ― is now working for Tyler Florence as the creative director of Florence's restaurant group, which is in rapid expansion mode. Right now, that means the Wayfare Tavern. Next up: Rotisserie & Wine (710 Main St., Napa), followed by El Paseo (558 Sacramento, SF).

Eater SF's Carolyn A. has lots of details on the actions of Michael Mina and his restaurant group, who are ready to open Bourbon Steak (355 Powell, 397-3003) in the Westin St. Francis on Thursday. The pitch: the Mina group's steakhouse concept, only California-ized.

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