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EaterWire Midday Edition: Fancy Pigs Arrive in the City

CITY-WIDE—Just in time for the holiday weekend, the first shipment of the much-ballyhooed La Quercia pork is slated to arrive in select San Francisco restaurants today. For those unaware, La Quercia pork comes from acorn-fed, organic domestic Berkshire pigs that chefs buy for almost $3,500 a pop. More important for you elitists, only 45 pigs were available nationwide, and just four local restaurants nabbed one: A16, Bar Bambino, Ducca and Boulevard. As we understand it, the shipments come in waves, with the fresh cuts supposed to arrive today, and the cured goodies over the next 18 months or so. [EaterWire, via Eater LA]

NOE VALLEY—Though it's still firmly entrenching in the swirling rumor phase (for now), it seems that futher PlumpJackin' might be in the cards for 24th Street: "Noe Valley Deli is wanting to sell/retire. And once Plumpjack Wine next door caught wind of it they are wanting to take over the space and expand." [EaterWire Inbox]

THE MISSION—More news has trickled in from the Bollyhood Cafe folks regarding their soft opening. They are definitely still in throes of the soft opening phase, with the grand debut on tap for January 17th. However, until then, they will be open sporadically, and not necessarily just on weekends (they were open last night, for example), so if you plan on stopping by, we'd recommend a quick phone call to verify things. More specifics are expected soon. [EaterWire]


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