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EaterWire AM Edition: Yoshi's Hires Top Chef Vet

Yes, that is indeed more signage at Yoshi's.

FILLMORE—Who says that celebrity chefs don't want to be in San Francisco? Well, we're not completely positive if Marisa Churchill from the second season of Top Chef counts as a celebrity, but she's the latest high-profile newcomer to Yoshi's and the Fillmore Heritage spectacular: "Marisa Churchill, who competed on Bravo's popular reality TV show in season two, will be executive pastry chef at the new restaurant and jazz club, adding Japanese-influenced desserts to chef Shotaro Kamio's menu." Also notable: a whiskey-flavored milkshake may be on her dessert menu. [Inside Scoop]

THE CASTRO—Speaking of chef doings, a tipster shares a note gracing the door of Mecca, reopening this Saturday: "The note says that there's a new chef de cuisine named Galen Garretson joining Randy Lewis in the kitchen and the entire menu will be different and dazzling." It doesn't appear that the Mecca website has been updated yet, but as soon as we see a new menu, we'll be sure to share. [EaterWire Inbox]

INTERWEBS—Yelp is now the last man standing as Judy's Book, a local review site based in Seattle, has folded. Judy's Book started out as a business review site like Yelp, but turned its focus to shopping last year. Especially given the first comment, it makes you wonder about the future of Yelp, don't it? [TechCrunch]

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