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EaterWire: Iron Chef Updates, Ripert at Aqua, MORE!

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IRON CHEFFAGE—Not only does Aziza's Mourad Lahlou battle Cat Cora on Iron Chef America this Sunday, but now comes confirmation that in two weeks, David Kinch's traipse in Kitchen Stadium will be televised too. On March 15th, the Manresa overlord will battle one Bobby Flay. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—Speaking of superchefs, next month will see The Ripper himself—aka the unparalleled Eric Ripert—cooking for the first time in San Francisco at his buddy Laurent Manrique's Aqua. More details are on the way, but the early word is that the special one night occasion will take place on April 20th, $130 per person. [EaterWire]

CLUBLAND—Following the story about DNA Lounge's new liquor license difficulties, an Eater commenter brings to light several very interesting items (and yes, rumors) about how—and why—the ABC is in mega-crackdown mode across the city, including what appears to be a chain reaction involving the ABC coming down on other nightclubs with Type 47 licenses that don't serve nearly enough food to qualify as restaurants. Check out the full comment here. [~ESF~]

RUSSIAN HILL—In honor of the restaurant's four-year anniversary, Luella is celebrating by offering all wines by the glass for $4 every weekday during the month of March. And did you know that they have a bar serving the full menu there too? Now you do. [EaterWire]


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