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EaterWire: Hey, A Wine Bar in the Marina! Or, the Luisa Hanson Empire Grows

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Hear that rumbling? Luisa Hanson cometh! [Photo: Yelp/Toro E]

COW HOLLOW—By the end of November, Skipjack Sushi (on Union, near Octavia) will have been exiled relocated to Potrero Hill. Taking its place will be yet another wine bar: Vino Teca. The juicy bonus? Vino Teca is the brainchild of Luisa Hanson, the owner of nearby Luisa's and perhaps more importantly, the woman who gained a certain amount of, ahem, notoriety for evicting the much-loved John Barleycorn Pub earlier this fall. Hanson even has a blog dedicated to her "real-estate moguldom." Seriously, don't stand on the tracks when the train's coming through. [EaterWire]

SOMA—The answering machine at Buca di Beppo says they are closed temporarily for renovations, but still want to host your holiday party. Incidentally, they also surrendered their liquor license. "Renovations"? Not likely. Head to the Olive Garden instead. [EaterWire]

THE RICHMOND—Replacing the short-lived Sarin Thai on 1399 Clement Street will be a restaurant called Pagan. Anyone with more information on this is encouraged to share. [EaterWire]

HALF MOON BAY—October is pumpkin season in the surfing destination once called Spanishtown (really), and that means that the local dining establishments are overflowing in pumpkin specials. Pumpkin ales are already staples across the region and at this weekend's festival. On the upscale dining front, pumpkin tasting menus abound at Navio and Cetrella. Never again will we use the word "pumpkin" so many times in the course of three sentences. [SJMN, Zagat]

OAKLAND—Welcome to the Whole Foods cool kids club, Lake Merritt: "With its chic industrial/gothic design, the new “market hall” style Whole Foods that opened recently near Lake Merritt in Oakland certainly could be used for a set on the next Batman flick." [SFist]

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