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MARKET STREET—Despite buzz that it was debuting today, Showdogs is not yet open. The hot dog joint from the Foreign Cinema Team at 1020 Market hit a snag or two and says that it will be fully open by Monday ... at the latest. [EaterWire]
THE MISSION—More lineup details have been released regarding August 22nd's SF Street Food Festival. Vendors are still being added daily, but the early menu includes the following: BBQ oysters from Poleng Lounge; huaraches from El Huarache Loco; vegetarian buns from Heaven’s Dog, ceviche from La Mar, calzones from Pizzeria Delfina, "Moroccan delights" from Aziza, hot dogs from Absinthe and more. Nothing will cost over $8. [EaterWire]
TELEVISION—News about Chefs vs. City—the upcoming Food Network show starring Chris Cosentino and Aaron Sanchez—came out back in April, but today Eat Me Daily notices a few more items of note, notably that the San Francisco episode will air August 28th and feature local chefs Anna Wankel and Melissa Perello. PS: Nice helmet, Aaron. [EMD]
THE MISSION—Per the Weekly, some beer float action will go down this Sunday at Shotwell's with some help from Humphry Slocombe. Head on over there for the Double Chocolate Stout details. [SFW]
BLOGLAND— Finally outing the worst kept secret in food blogging, WSJ reports that Grub Street will be going national this Sunday, turning their Menupages sites in Boston, Philly, LA, and San Francisco (Update: Chicago too!). [WSJ via Eater NY]
FRANCE—For more ways that European commercials continue to amaze, look no further than this French spot for Evian that features roller-skating babies dancing to "Rapper's Delight." [Youtube]