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WORLD CUPPAGE - Starting at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow for the USA vs. Slovenia game, The Julia Morgan Ballroom will be opening to the public to host an all-day watch party. They're bringing in some jumbo screens and offering a full bar, breakfast, lunch and bar bites for purchase throughout the day. They'll also be airing the U.S. Open, England vs. Algeria World Cup game and the Giants vs. A’s games later in the afternoon. Half-hourly raffles and panel discussions with golf pros should round out the brofestivus. More info here. [EaterWire]

CHEFFAGE - Morimoto has appointed Jeffrey Lunak as chef at not-yet-open Morimoto Napa; ex-BarbersQ chef Stephen Barber will exec chef it up at Lark Creek Steak's forthcoming Fish Story; and in non-Napa news, a tipster writes with news that Schmidt's chef, Matt Shapiro, will now be taking over as exec chef at Walzwerk as well. [ISSF, EaterWire]

HELP WANTED - The Alexander's Steakhouse outpost moving into the old Bacar space is looking for managers and a sous chef right now. They are planning to open in SF around the third week of August. [Craigslist]

STREET BEAT - Get ready for a new street food party next Friday, folks. SFoodie reports Off the Grid will host its first event at Fort Mason, including a mishmash of roaming mobile food vendors, live music, wine and beer for your outdoor entertainment. "'It's like if you take a bit of Japanese yatai and a bit of Latino bodega and shake,'" says organizer Matt Cohen. [SFoodie]

DOGPATCH - As of Tuesday, Yield Wine Bar has new hours and there is a $5 food menu now, which you may want to look into. [EaterWire]

Julia Morgan Ballroom. [Photo: Flickr/mvilimek]

Julia Morgan Ballroom

465 California Street, San Francisco, CA