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EaterWire: Dupont Takes Tinderbox Space, SoBe Update!

BERNAL HEIGHTS—It looks like the old Tinderbox space on Cortland will be a Thai restaurant. According to liquor licenses, the space has been claimed by the people behind North Beach's Dupont Thai. Tinderbox shuttered last May. [EaterWire]

MIAMI—Last night, Rachael Ray's Burger Bash rang in the '09 South Beach Wine & Food Fest. Here's what you missed: Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn took top honors at the Burger Bash, Ubuntu's vegan burger was a winner but not too popular amongst the meat-craving masses, and a tipsy Mario Batali already called the actual King and Queen of Spain "weasel f--- wads." Lovely. [SoBeWire, previously]

TELEVISION—As a way to promote their new Marco Pierre White vehicle Chopping Block, NBC has released a number of creepy promo videos they're calling "Marcoisms." Our favorite line from the sockless White: "Cherries are sexy. Why? Because you take them by their stem [demonstrates], then you spit out the pit, wipe your lips. That's what makes food sensual...the concept of eating it." [NBC via ENY]

OAKLAND—Please note that the months-old East Bay spinoff of Ozumo is now open for weekday lunch as well. [EaterWire]

MEDIA—Former reporter, beer blogger and all-around great guy William Brand sadly passed away this morning after a fight with injuries sustained in an accident last week. As you can see from the reactions around town, he will be missed. [Oakland Trib]

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