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Possible Michael Mina Opening Date and MORE!

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FIDI - A tipster writes in with a big clue as to the opening date of Michael Mina 2.0 in the old Aqua space: "I got a call from Mina about a reservation I had in October that had to be changed because of the move to the Aqua space. I was told Mina would be opening on October 19th at the Aqua location." Take it for what it's worth. [EaterWire]

PAC HEIGHTS - Staffan Terje of Perbacco, Massimiliano Conti of La Ciccia, and Paolo Laboa of Farina will join Jeff Banker and Lori Baker at Baker and Banker to create a five-course dinner on Aug. 23rd in honor of national wine week. Signore Lucchesi has a projected menu; buy tickets ASAP if interested. [ISSF]

SOMA - In conjunction with the 17th annual Pistahan Parade and celebration of Filipino American culture in San Francisco, the semi-finals of a serious-sounding Filipino food competition will take place this Sunday on the second floor of the Metreon from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Six semi-finalists in each of the following categories: kare-kare, escabeche, caldereta, menudo, afritada and pochero; will be subjected to a panel of judges. If you'd like to watch, it's free and open to the public. [EaterWire]

SF FOOD WARS - The latest cheekily named competition from SF Food Wars is The Great Salsa Champion "Chip" and the call for competitors has just been posted. This time the face-off will take place at the Ferry Building on September 12th. [EaterWire]

EMBARCADERO - Thursday through Saturday, Lafitte is hosting special dinners featuring the last of the Iberico pork chef Russell Jackson has on hand. There are only eight seats per night and the fixed price dinner starts at 7:30. Contact the restaurant for reservations. [EaterWire]

Perbacco

230 California Street, , CA 94111 (415) 955-0663 Visit Website

Baker & Banker

1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 351-2500 Visit Website

La Ciccia

291 30th Street, , CA 94131 (415) 550-8114 Visit Website

Michael Mina

252 California Street, San Francisco, CA

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