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EaterWire: Chef Movement at Go Fish and District, SoMa Parking Deals, Top Chef Masters Nears, More!

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CHEF SHUFFLES—Tomorrow's Scoop brings news of a few chef changes around the Bay. 2004 Rising Star Victor Scargle is leaving Go Fish to become a CIA instructor, and back here in the city, District (pictured) is in the midst of a menu overhaul courtesy of new chef Bob Cina, last seen at Le Club and Pican. [Scoop]

TOP CHEF MASTERS—With the debut of the Top Chef spinoff less than a month away, Bravo has put the requisite introductory videos online. All the master cheftestants, including the local quartet, discuss standard topics like chef idols, guilty pleasures and memorable food experiences. We learn that Michael Chiarello learned to make gnocchi exactly like Sofia Coppola in the Godfather Part III, and that Elizabeth Falkner ate snow as a child. Also note that Michael Cimarusti curiously singles out fellow contestants Art Smith, Roy Yamaguchi and Jonathan Waxman as the chefs he admires "after this whole experience." Hmmm. [Bravo, previously]

SOMA—There's a new parking option in the impossible-to-park stretch of SoMa: South, Coco500 and Orson have teamed up with the Bank of America on Fourth/Brannan to get guests $5 parking in the lot, even on game days when it usually $30. Customers just need to call the restaurant to get a code, pre-pay, then keep their restaurant receipt. [EaterWire]

SACRAMENTO—Forgive the jaunt north, but as a sign of the wine industry struggles, one of Sacto's largest wineries will be shuttering: "R.H. Phillips Winery is being shut down by its parent company, Constellation Brands Inc. The Victor, N.Y.-based company, which also owns the Robert Mondavi Corp., is the world's largest wine company with annual sales of 95 million cases of wine." [SacBee]

OAKLANDEsther’s Orbit Room, which the Oakland Trib calls the last reminder of West Oakland's heydey, has closed. [OT]

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