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SOMA—The Scoop shares some new intel regarding Thad Vogler's Bar Agricole. Ex-Magnolia chef Brandon Jew will handle the kitchen side of the operation, and the plan is to stay open from breakfast (when they'll roast coffee) to dinnertime and then close at 1am. October is the ETA. [Scoop]
THE MISSION—After cutting lunch service in '08, Luna Park has decided to bring it back. Everything on the new lunch menu can be had a la carte (salads, burgers, etc.), and there's nothing over $9.50. [EaterWire]
FINANCIAL DISTRICT—More dining specials from around town: to celebrate its five-year anniversary, Bocadillos is offering a happy hour menu of pintxos for just two bucks a pop. Also available is a $12 tasting flight from Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji. [EaterWire]
TELEVISION—A little more on the upcoming show Top Chef Masters: "Joining the judges' panel is Gael Greene...James Oseland, culinary expert and Editor-in-Chief of Saveur magazine, and British journalist, writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner...Each episode of 'Top Chef Masters' holds two challenges for the chefs. The first is a twist on the classic quickfire challenge...the second is a more involved elimination challenge..." [~ENY~]
SAN FRANCISCO—You didn't think the froyo wars would disappear, did you? Froyo Girl reports that not one but two more locations of Yogen Fruz (that's the one in the Embarcadero Center) are coming to the city. Hold on to your plastic spoons? [FYG]
[Bocadillos photo: Flickr/alau2]