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Benu Coming This Summer, Comstok Saloon Delayed, More Wacky Yet Delicious Arlequin Goods at Ferry Building

EMBARCADERO - Beginning next Saturday May 1, and continuing on for all Saturdays thenceforward, Absinthe Pastry Chef Luis Villavelazquez will man the Arlequin Booth at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This weekend's treats will include a S'more cupcake and a strawberry and tobacco-infused scone that will be tough not to inhale. [EaterWire]

SOMA - In October, we reported former French Laundry Chef, Corey Lee, has plans to take over the former Hawthorne Lane/Two space. And a tipster writes in today with the news that the restaurant's new incarnation, Benu, will be opening in July. According to said tipster, "the wine program is being run by Yoon Ha, who will be leaving La Toque in Napa mid-June or thereabouts." [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT - Jeff Hollinger and Jonny Raglin have delayed the opening for Comstock Saloon. The much-awaited restaurant and bar offering "turn-of-the-century" fare is now targeting May 20. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY - Da Capo bought world rights to Olivier Said and Chef MikeC.'s Kitchen on Fire's Break the Recipe Habit! The Quintessential Guide to Becoming a Great Home Chef. Said, who used to own and bartend at Berkeley's Cesar, and MikeC., the impassioned cooking instructor behind PBS' Hippy Gourmet, own Berkeley's Kitchen on Fire cooking school, teaching basic cooking skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. [Publisher's Weekly]

SAUSALITO - Chef Peter McNee at Poggio is offering a special skewer- and grill-driven menu for the third annual Allo Spiedo Festa, happening from April 20 - 24. [EaterWire]

Luis Villavelazquez at Market. [Photo: M.Brody/SFoodie]


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