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NORTH BEACH - At long last the official name and grand opening date for Tony's Pizza Napoletana owner Tony Gemignani's new spot has been announced. Your new bearer of coal-fired New York-style pizza, Roman-style pizza by-the-meter and New York deli-style sandwiches will be called Tony’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House and it's opening next Friday. But the excitement officially starts tonight as Gemignani will start placing 100 "golden tickets" under pizzas at Tony's allowing winners to have an early bite of pizza at a special preview this Saturday night. You'll have a chance to win one of these tickets through Friday as they plan to space out distribution over the next three days. As you may know, Tony's doesn't accept reservations and they've been known to stop serving pizzas when supplies run out; so it's in your best interest to arrive on the early side. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY - Almost exactly a year after Chez Panisse spinoff Eccolo shuttered on Fourth Street, we've got news of a new regional Mediterranean spot called Zut! set to enter the space on August 31. The chef will be 35-year-old Jim Wimborough, who has worked at Evvia Estiatorio, Kokkari, Boulevard and, most recently, Home. Café Claude co-founder Steven Decker will act as GM. They've completely remodeled with a "semi-exhibition kitchen" with wood-fired grill and rotisserie, zinc-topped bar and sidewalk patio seating. Things like fried squash blossoms, slow-cooked tajines and oven-fresh flatbreads, focaccia and pizza will be on the opening menu. We are still waiting to hear the meaning behind the name "Zut!" and sincerely hope it's not "Damn!" as the online French-English dictionary would lead us to believe. [Update: From the publicist: "The name is a play off of the French expression 'zut alors' which, though it has no direct translation, conveys mild surprise."] [EaterWire]

BERKELEY EXTRA - Jay-Ar Pugao's Uptown Oakland location of No Worries Filipino and vegan food will be opening in September. According to Vegansaurus! they are currently hiring, so hop through to Craigslist if you're interested. [Vegansaurus!]

OAKLAND - Proving the wine bar thing is still happening is Signore Lucchesi's report of not one, but two Italian themed wine bars opening in Rockridge: Enoteca Molinari and Toast Wine Lounge. [ISSF]

OAKLAND EXTRA - Sure it was sad when the 80-year-old Neldam's Bakery closed a few weeks ago, but now Inside Scoop is reporting that a group of ex-employees have formed a co-op and will be re-opening with a Danish schtick and name: A Taste of Denmark. Confusing things a bit, one of the partners is Korean, so they might bring in some Korean sweets as well. And it sounds like the Neldams are still trying to resurface concurrently. So this story is certainly not over. [ISSF]

MARINA - The Monaghan's owners didn't end up grabbing the old Bayside location, but according to GrubStreet they do have dibs on the now-shuttered CC's Pierce Street Manor on Lombard Street and will be reopening soon as CC's Cocktail Lounge. [GrubStreet]

BERNAL HEIGHTS - The Esteemed Hopper has mentioned the owner of Dolores Park Cafe and Duboce Park Cafe will be opening Precita Park Cafe in the old Rite Way Market corner spot. Look for all your favorites from the other two cafes, with a bit of a kid-friendly slant. [Tablehopper]

THE SUNSET - Make sure you're sitting down for this: pretty soon, as in August 21st soon, Schweet Boks will be bringing "the in-home experience of eating cereal into a cafe." The Facebook page, however, would lead one to expect more of a fancy cereal bar complete with Intelligentsia coffee, smoothies, and trademarked slogans like Cereal. Crave it. Create it.™ Frankly, we don't need that kind of encouragement for "at-home" Cheerio's. [ISSF]


Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House

1556 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA