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EaterWire: Coffee Bar Gets Consultants, Oakland Gets Food Network Star and MORE

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THE MISSION—As the opening of Coffee Bar nears (mid-December is the current projection), espresso god Luigi DiRuocco and his merry crew have been busy hiring new personnel to help out on the wine and food fronts. The most recent hires: sommelier Andrew Dombrowski (Carnelian Room, Premier Cru) will be consulting on the wine list, while Jack Schwartz (A Cote, Citron, 1550 Hyde) will be helping out with the food program as a consultant. Executive Chef Rob Pevitts is no longer with Coffee Bar. [EaterWire Inbox]

THE FILLMORE—Mme. Tablehopper has word that the long-rumored follow-up to Dosa is finally underway, albeit a year away. The location? Why, right across from the Kabuki on the corner of Post and Fillmore: "Once the 5,800-square-foot restaurant opens, it should have around 120 seats, with room for another 20–30 for private dining. The space is still being designed, but the goal is for it to become a neighborhood place that appeals to a diverse crowd, like it does in the Mission, serving dinner and weekend lunch." [Tablehopper]

OAKLAND—With some investors on board, former Food Network personality Tanya Holland has finally confirmed her new soul food restaurant in West Oakland. Ryan Tate at the SF Business Times has the details: "Holland has taken over space formerly occupied by the Triangle Cafe on Mandela Parkway at 26th Street. Her new restaurant, Brown Sugar Kitchen, is 'all about cooking with soul,' Holland writes on her web site. It will include wine from African American vintners in California and from the south of France, as well as microbrews and coffee from Blue Bottle." [SF Business Times]

Coffee Bar

1890 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 415 551 8100