Tell Tale's Maiden Lane Space a No Go, Mission Bowling Club to Resuscitate the Mission Burger

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

Tablehopper broke the news that Tell Tale Preserve Company's search for a home base continues. William Werner's pastry shop has been destined for a Maiden Lane space for more than a year, but project costs eventually drove Werner and his partners away. While Tell Tale looks for a new building, you can still find all its goodies, including the magical Rebel Within, at the Tuesday and Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and at the Tell Tale Trunk Show at Big Daddy's Antiques (1550 17th St. at Wisconsin).

Tablehopper also dishes about two pending openers: Sommer Peterson and Molly Bradshaw's Mission Bowling Club Restaurant, complete with a six-lane alley, is slated to open in spring 2012. Anthony Myint (Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth) is creating the menu, which will include the famed Mission Burger from his days operating a stand out of the Duc Loi Market.

The second opening is Bluestem Brasserie (1 Yerba Buena Lane, at Market), which is homing in on an early summer opening. Newly named executive chef Sean Canavan, formerly of the Left Bank in Larkspur, is planning a brasserie menu with a focus on using whole animals.

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