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THE SUNSET - Baan Thai House & Wine Bar is open in the Inner Sunset. So far, the reviews are commending its super authentic, non-Americanized Thai food. In the words of one brave yelper: "It will probably melt your face off...but it'll feel soooooo good in the process." Might be worth a try. [EaterWire]

POTRERO HILL - A tipster brought recent news that Pinkie's Bakery and Bento 415 are being forced out of their space at 300 De Haro. A follow up conversation with Bento owner Patience Elfving confirms the disturbing news that both businesses must vacate the space by April 30. Apparently there was a failure to see eye-to-eye among the building's owner and the landlord, so everyone is getting kicked out. Wholesale delivery and catering won't be affected, and both businesses say they were ready to look for a new space anyway, so Elfving, her biz partner and chef Chris Beerman, and Pinkie's owner Cheryl Burr, are looking for a location with a kitchen that they can use for retail sales as well. They're open to any neighborhood, so if you know anything that might work, send a tip on over and we'll pass it on. [EaterWire]

PEBBLE BEACH – The chefs and winemakers at the Third Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine extravaganza warmed up this morning with the Celebrity Chef & Winemaker Golf Tournament on Pebble Beach Golf Links, and the eating and drinking bonanza will really get started with the opening night reception tonight at 6 p.m. Over the course of the next three days of high-profile food industry hobnobbing, a few high-ticket items really stand out, like the “Study in Classic Compositions With Thomas Keller & Charlie Trotter” dinner for $1250, and the Krug tasting on Sunday morning led by none other than Olivier Krug, Directeur de la Maison Krug for $500. You too can become one of the glitterati, for as little as $100. Scan the web site here, if you feel so inclined. [EaterWire]

EAST BAY - There's another "third annual" over the weekend: Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail this Saturday. Twenty urban wineries will pour their goods at seven different tasting rooms in Emeryville, Oakland, and Alameda. Advance tickets can be purchased for $30 by clicking right here. [EaterWire]

HEALDSBURG - From Bite Club Eats comes news that Ital/Med Baci restaurant is open in the old Manzanita space on Healdsburg Ave. The restaurant is run by River Rock Casino chef Shari Sarabi and his wife. It's easier to get in here right now that at Scopa, so plan accordingly. [Bite Club Eats]

MISSION - La Cocina will invite Dionne Knox of Zella's Soulful Kitchen to teach a modern soul food cooking class on April 14th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. It costs $65, and there are still tickets to be had here. [EaterWire]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS - The New Fillmore reports Tacobar will be open by April 12, if not sooner. That means only a few more days 'till "fresh, flavorful, imaginative and pesticide-free" Mexican fare hits an area of town that could really use it. Ah, if only they had tequila. [TNF]

THE MISSION - Tonight's menu at Mission Street Food will feature the food of Rene Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen. MSF has been churning out some unusual dinners in homage to various European chefs on the past few Thursdays, and they will continue to do them until they work their way through several countries. At this point early and late seatings are all that remain tonight at Lung Shan, the Chinese restaurant where MSF hosts these things. [EaterWire]

Baan Thai House & Wine Bar

534 Irving Street

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