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The Residence Nears in the Castro, Huff's Whereabouts

THE CASTRO—The bar that will replace the shuttered Amber now has a name: The Residence. It's slated to open next Saturday, and according to the press release, will be a "warm and welcoming cocktail retreat for all to enjoy" that includes a chaise lounge that was given to the bar owner by former ambassador Nicholas Greenstock. So ... there's that. [EaterWire]

THE MARINA—Just a quick FYI: Tacolicious has moved up its opening from Wednesday to Monday. Kindly adjust your calendars. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH—Tomorrow night, there's a street cart gathering, or as it was called once upon a time, a bakesale. [SFW]

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?—Remember former rising star Joel Huff, who suddenly up and left his 3.5 stars at Silks? After a stint as Jose Andres' chef de cuisine at the Bazaar in LA, he's now living the surfer life as the chef at the Four Season in Santa Barbara. [DS]

ONLINE WARS—Yesterday, Google launched a new "Near Me Now" feature for iPhones and Androids, and already the experts are pondering what the move means for Yelp: "What Yelp would've brought Google was an active community of reviewers, as well as a brand name in local business search that could potentially woo choice advertisers ... Will disoriented iPhone and Android users now open up a Google window instead of their Yelp apps when hunting for the nearest pizza at 2 AM? Google sure hopes so." And thus the Google/Yelp plot thickens. [CNET]


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