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EaterWire: Eastside West Sale Underway, Rrazz Room Set to Challenge Yoshi's and More!

THE MARINA—The long-awaited sale of Eastside West officially began earlier this week, and now the escrow waiting game begins. According to a source there, the bar/restaurant has not decided when exactly to close, as the selling powers that be are considering either April 1 or May 1 as the two courses of action for their finale. Somewhat ironically, they'll be celebrating their ninth anniversary on Saturday. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARE—Citing their main competition as Yoshi's, the folks behind the $1 million Rrazz Room are finally ready to unveil their cabaret club: "On Monday, in conjunction with his business partner Rory Paull, [Robert] Kotonly will officially take the wraps off the long-planned Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko. Monday's gala opening of the 190-seat club, which occupies a lobby-level space formerly used as a meeting room, gives San Francisco a new, centrally located home for cabaret. Rrazz Entertainment, Kotonly and Paull's company, has a 15-year lease on the space, with options to renew." Also, cover charges may reach $60. [Chron]

TELEVISION/THE MARINA—Tonight is the premiere of the new season of Top Chef, and cheftestant Erik Hopfinger is celebrating the occasion by hosting a screening party at his restaurant, Circa. From SF City Dish: "To celebrate this Wednesday's season premiere, Chef Hopfinger is treating guests to a special 4-course menu (for $49), inspired by the Bravo TV show. At 10pm, the restaurant will transform in to a private screening room of the popular reality cooking show ... So come cheer on our hometown favorite." [SF City Dish]

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