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EaterWire: Mystery Cafe Much Cooler Before Dull Name

FILLMORE—That mysterious storefront boasting some serious signage (pictured, right) now has a name: Cafe Fillmore. We are absolutely pissed off that it's not called Coffee & Burrito, because that would have been pretty much the best name ever. Cafe Fillmore? Bo-ring. [EaterWire]

SOMA—The Infinity's restaurant has been touched on in these parts already, but here's an early heads-up on another tower-restaurant going up in the area. The Millennium Tower will be completed sometime in 2009, and like The Infinity, a ritzy restaurant will involved: "Completing the floor are an owner's lounge, a wine cellar and tasting room, a dining room serviced by the onsite five-star restaurant ..." And yes, it begs the question: other than Yelp, what guide rates five stars? Have over-eager Yelpers already given it five stars? We hear they have a habit of reviewing unopen restaurants. [Official Site, via SocketSite]

THE MISSION—A head chef has been hired at The Monk's Kettle, meaning that the 16th Street gastropub will be opening in about two to three weeks' time. November 19th is a tentative date, but it's a moving target. [EaterWire]

THE SUNSET—From the American red book restaurant guide: "Slow Food San Francisco is kicking off Dungeness crab season on November 30th with the Slow Crab Festival – a Portuguese-style dinner by Google chef Nate Keller featuring the Bay Area’s famed locally caught crab, accompanied by fine wines and local beer." The event will be at the County Fair Building in the park and tickets/info are available here. Also involved: a delightfully adorable cartoon crab logo. [Zagat Buzz]

EMBARCADERO CENTER—Another food and wine event to put on your November radar is the 26th Annual Beaujolais and Beyond Festival on November 17th. From Vinography: "Held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown San Francisco, "La Soiree" as it is called, will be an evening of wine tasting, food, and music. The [Beaujolais Nouveau] tasting is the highlight of the evening..." Go France. [Vinography]

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