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EaterWire: Bambuddha Chef Splits, French Chef Shakeup

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CIVIC CENTERLady Hopstress has it that Bambuddha Lounge has lost its chef, Jessica Gorin, to the Thirsty Bear, where she'll roll out a new menu in due time. [TH]

FRANCEOlivier Roellinger, the man behind Brittany's famous Maisons de Bricourt, has announced he will retire. This makes him the fourth three-star Michelin chef in recent years to "hand in" his stars, leading some to speculate that haute cuisine, while probably already on its way out in America, just might be fading in France too. [NYT]

HAYES VALLEY—Per standard operating procedure around the holidays for many restaurants, Traci des Jardins has announced that Jardiniere will be open for Friday lunch during the month of December from 11:30am – 2:30pm. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—A tipster sends along news of the shuttering of Rado's Gourmet Delicatessen. The entire California Street space is now empty and awaiting a new tenant. [EaterWire]

SOMA—Wanna lead a parade for 100 bucks? From What's On Tap: "The 75th anniversary of the end of America’s national Prohibition (on alcoholic drinks) is coming up on Dec. 5 and naturally the 21st Amendment, 563 2nd St., San Francisco, has big plans. They’re still looking for someone who was born on that day in 1933 and for someone who turns 21 that day. They’ll pay each $100 cash and let them lead the Repeal Prohibition Parade" [WOT]

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