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EaterWire: Woodhouse Takes Toraya Space, Orson's Party, Chipotle Goes Local, Red Mango Gets Millions

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PACIFIC HEIGHTS—About a month after Toraya shuttered on Fillmore Street, someone has already snatched up the space across the street from SPQR: "Dylan MacNiven is expanding his seafood restaurant. Woodhouse Fish Co. will open a second location at the old Toraya Sushi spot (1914 Fillmore St.) in Pacific Heights." Early '09 is the initial ETA on the opening date. [Scoop]

SOMA—On this Saturday Sunday (8/17), GLAAD and Orson will host an evening of "food, fashion and jazz" to honor Gavin Newsom's "pioneering efforts toward marriage equality." A few of the big names on the menu: Traci Des Jardins, Elizabeth Falkner, Robbie Lewis, Top Chef alums Jennifer Biesty and Zoi Antonitsas, Joey Altman and Mark Sullivan. Tickets are $75 and more info can be had right here. [EaterWire]

FROYO WARS—Three Bay Area locations are currently announced, but odds are that it's only a matter of time before frozen yogurt heavyweight Red Mango finds its way into the city now. The chain just announced that it raised $12 million dollars in its first round of venture funding. It's not quite the $27.5 mill and Starbucks connection that Pinkberry got, but still, look out. [BizTimes]

NATIONWIDE—Senor Cutty brings the news that burrito chain Chipotle is going to start sourcing locally: "Chipotle is hopping on the locavore bandwagon by promising to buy from small to mid-size local farms a significant amount of the produce used at its 730-plus locations. The starting commitment is to source 25 percent of one particular item per season from the locals..." [Cutlets via Eater]

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