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OAKLAND - A tipster writes in with the scoop on something called The Flip Side going into the former Adam's Burger at 3401 Lakeshore Ave. According to this blog post, it will be a gourmet burger joint with meat likely ground on site. The owners, who also own Flavors of India, have started a major remodel, moving the front door in six feet to create an outdoor seating venue. A former Citron owner is helping with restaurant design and menu planning. [EaterWire, GrandLakeNeighbors]

OAKLAND EXTRA - Nearby, Marcia Lam is opening Lin Jia Asian Kitchen soon in the shuttered L'Amyx Tea Bar at 3437 Lakeshore. There's a Facebook page here, with pre-opening detail and drama. We'll leave the rest of the talking to this blog post and this very special video. [EaterWire, GrandLakeNeighbors, YouTube]

OAKLAND XXTRA - If you were wondering what became of the talented former Bacar chef Douglas Bernstein, in a few weeks he'll be popping up at Disco Volante: a new restaurant and live music venue coming to Downtown Oakalnd from The OakBook writer Kevin Cook and some players in the Oakland nightlife scene. The menu will be local, seasonal Californian and affordable, at that. [ISSF]

THE MISSION - Arizmendi keeps handing out the free samples as they gird for opening in a week or so. [SFoodie]

THE MISSION EXTRA - As Farina's Antica Pizzeria Napoletana readies for an opening before the end of the year at 18th and Valencia Street, Genovese chef Paolo Laboa is out at Farina across the street. So he won't be involved at the pizzeria. Aparently he wants to open his own place. [ISSF]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS - Another Thai restaurant is taking a shot at the shuttered Neecha Thai spot. It's called Sweet Lime and everything else is TBA. [GrubStreet]

CIVIC CENTER - Some French folks are opening a cafe called Mirtille at 87 McAllister Street, serving salads, sandwiches made with house-baked bread, pastries and coffee. It's going to be a 30-seater with outdoor seating. Construction has just begun. [Tablehopper]

CIVIC CENTER EXTRA - A restaurant called Ma'velous is moving in at 1408 Market Street. It'll be a 40-seat affair with a farm-to-table menu and an international wine and beer list. There's also talk of an interesting-sounding 45-foot mural. [GrubStreet]

POLK STREET - Grub Street says the third Toast location going into the old Bob's Broiler space is getting close. [GrubStreet]

MILL VALLEY - Chocolatier Blue is aiming to open in Strawberry Village in early November. [Tablehopper]

NAPA - An "Asian-themed" restaurant called Eiko's is going to open early next year where Piccolino's shuttered about a year ago. Owner Eiko Nakamura also has nearby Fujiya. [ISSF]

The Flip Side

3401 Lakeshore Ave., San Francisco, CA

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