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EaterWire: Kleinman IN at Wexler's, Another Yelp Lawsuit, TB Outbreak in Bars, MSF Returns!

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—The September rumors are true, and Charlie Kleinman is aboard at Wexler's, the new inhabitant of the shuttered Les Amis space on Sacramento. The Scoop has more on the concept: "The restaurant will be a California interpretation of Southern barbecue, so Kleinman is planning a menu inspired by smoked meats and dry rubs - pulled lamb sandwiches dressed in watermelon- and chile-spiked vinegar, for example." [Scoop]

YELPWORLD—Is this the start of a new trend? Another lawsuit has been filed against a Yelper, with accusations of libel. The person suing, a dentist, says: "I don't want these lies to be posted on the Web site about me ... I'm not looking for money." Since the lawsuit was filed, the (alleged) lying Yelper has since taken down all but one sentence of the review, but the one-star rating is still intact. [Chron]

THE MISSION—After a winter break, Mission Street Food is back this week, and it's "Local Business Night." In addition to the classic MSF dishes, there will be special menu items from two up-and-coming local businesses: The Broken Record and Humphry Slocombe. [MSF]

THE CASTRO—So, there's a lot of tuberculosis in Castro bars these days: "San Francisco health officials have traced several cases of tuberculosis to patrons of Castro gay bars, with one of the people infected a bartender in the area. The discovery has prompted them to ask 140 employees of businesses in the gay neighborhood who may have been exposed to an active case of TB to get screened for the potentially deadly disease." [BAR via SFist]

CRISSY FIELD—Remember Foggy Bridge, the urban winery/tasting room/restaurant still in the works over in the Presidio? It's on track for a late 2009 debut, but this week, released its new portfolio of wines. [Intoxicologist]

TELEVISION—Tonight is the premiere of Food Network's Chopped, the chef reality show that Ted Allen swears is not a rip-off of Top Chef. Sadly for us, there are no charming, scallop-loving, tattooed, local lesbian chefs involved. It airs at 10pm. [EaterWire]

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