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THE MISSION - Mission Loc@l provides the first peek into Anne and Craig Stoll's forthcoming Locanda Roman restaurant, although they don't seem to know that's what's going in there. Check out that yellow paint job and reclaimed wood. The restaurant should open some time in April. [Mission Loc@l]

TSUNAMI RELIEF- On Wednesday, The Park Chalet is hosting a 7:30 p.m. free screening of Spider Man along with happy hour deals after 3 p.m. for anyone who donates $5 or more to the Red Cross' tsunami relief efforts. All three Ebisu locations and Hotei are also donating a portion of profits for the next week to the cause. And SFoodie has the skinny on what JapaCurry is up to. [EaterWire, SFoodie]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS - Baker and Banker will offer the first in its upcoming quarterly series of special Tuesday dinners on April 5th: a four-course meal featuring meats from Devils Gulch Ranch, all the way down to the bacon brittle in dessert. Devils Gulch owner Mark Pasternak and Baker and Banker chef-owners Lori Baker and Jeff Banker will preside over the dinner, informing guests on the ingredients and various inspirations. Expect future dinners to feature local purveyors, guest chefs, special ingredients and probably a full chocolate dinner in the coming months. Call the restaurant for reservations. [EaterWire]

ST. PATTY'S - Former Spruce kitchen pastry chef and proprietress of Rise and Dine Catering, Gemma Stafford is teaming up with Claire Keane of Clairesquares to host an Irish Cookery Class on Wednesday at La Cocina. On the docket: Irish soda bread, scones, shortbread, brandy butter and a steady stream of Irish coffees. More info here. [EaterWire]


557 Valencia Street, , CA 94110 (415) 863-6800 Visit Website

Baker & Banker

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


557 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA