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Pranks At The Ferry Building, Va De Vi Chef Shuffle, More!

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PRANKS - A prankster at the Ferry Building last night superglued the security gates shut at Cowgirl Creamery, Sidekick and about half a dozen other nearby shops. A technician was in this morning at about 8:15 a.m. to redo the locks and everyone was open for business at 8:30. Hours of operation were affected at several of the shops that normally open at 7 a.m. [EaterWire]

CHEF SHUFFLES - Chef at Bauer's beloved Va de Vi in Walnut Creek, Arnold Pulido has moved on. Owner John Walz tells Eater the split was amicable as Pulido has decided to take a research trip to develop his own concept. Shane McAnelly has already stepped up to the plate, coming in hot from his post as executive sous chef at Zero Zero. Before that he was chef de cuisine at Garibaldi's in Oakland. Walz says the menu won't change significantly and McAnelly will add a few of his own dishes in the next few months. [ISSF, EaterWire]

THE SHUTTER - Dexter Cheng's cereal eatery Schweet Boks has shuttered just five months after opening and transformed into a newbie called TeaWay Express, serving crepes, smoothies and boba tea. While serving Kix at a restaurant in the Sunset could be called innovative, TeaWay's niche is decidedly not. Though something tells us it'll do just fine. [The Feast]

BERNAL - The family that owns Lotus Garden is in dire need of help after last week's three alarm fire wrecked their restaurant. Owner Kathy Tang has put an open call for help on Facebook and Bernalwood suggests she consider doing a pop-up restaurant to generate some immediate income. She could also look into the new, rentable Off the Grid food truck, which might be cheaper than paying a restaurant to use its space. [Bernalwood, SFoodie]

Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar

1511 Mount Diablo Boulevard, , CA 94596 (925) 979-0100 Visit Website

Cowgirl Creamery

One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA