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EaterWire: Dining By Design Announced, BBQ in the Mission, Mondavi's Birthday, Ebb Tide Doneski

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2008_06_saitowitz.jpgSAN FRANCISCO—Via Curbed comes word of the 2008 round of Architecture in the City, and part of the program is the Dining By Design tour: "September 18 and 25: Hosted at some of San Francisco's select restaurants, Dining by Design gives participants the unique opportunity to be a part of an engaging conversation between restaurant owner, architect and those involved with the design process. While enjoying a tasty meal and sipping a glass or two of wine, learn how ideas and decisions created the customized dining experience of each space." No word yet on which restaurants will be included, but expect an update closer to when tickets go on sale July 1. [Curbed SF]

THE MISSION—Still more newcomers to 24th Street are on the way: the latest is George's BBQ on 24th, which will be moving into 3231 24th, between Capp and South Van Ness. Rest assured the Plywood Unit has been dispatched. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION—Elsewhere in the Mish, a tipster brings news of the end of the Ebb Tide Cafe. The only response from our 26th Street correspondent regarding the shuttering? "Thank god." Anyone know what's going in there next? [EaterWire]

NAPA—The Robert Mondavi homages keep rolling in, and during his would-be 95th birthday party last night, Richard Reddington (Redd) shared a memory of Mondavi, who it seems certainly had a penchant for wandering into the back of house: "And [Reddington] teared up recalling an evening when the friendly vintner dined at Redd. 'He asked to be brought into the kitchen so he could shake hands with every dishwasher,' Reddington remembered. 'And he told each of them they were doing a great job.'" [NVR]