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CHOCOLATE - If you'd like to put yourself into a chocolate- and wine-induced coma this weekend. Or if you just really like chocolate, remember the San Francisco Chocolate Salon happens Sunday tickets are still available. [EaterWire]

WINE COUNTRY - When North Beach Argentine restaurant El Raigon closed, there was talk of a Wine Country future. Now it's happening as the owners, Consuelo Lyonnet and Alberto Lataliste plan to open Alsina Station Grill, a casual "asado bistro" in Sonoma this May. Leading up to the opening, chef Jeffrey Addington's meats can be sampled at the temporary outdoor grill they've got stoked up in the courtyard at Cornerstone Sonoma. [ISSF]

COMING ATTRACTIONS - The participants in the 24th annual Star Chefs & Vinterns Gala to benefit Meals on Wheels of SF were just announced. This year's very strong lineup includes Mourad Lahlou (Aziza), Jan Birnbaum (EPIC Roasthouse), David Bazirgan (Fifth Floor), Thomas McNaughton (Flour + Water), Annie Somerville (Greens), Joseph Manzare (Hecho, Zuppa), Chris Cosentino (Incanto, Boccalone), Michael Tusk and Sean O’Toole (Quince), Jennifer Biesty (Scala’s Bistro), Charles Phan (The Slanted Door), Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty (Sons & Daughters), Matthew Accarrino (SPQR) and Mark Sullivan (Spruce). More information and tickets here. [EaterWire]

POP-UPS - Curbside pizza maker, The Pizza Hacker tells Slice about his future plans and "it sounds like Krupman is thinking seriously about the possibility of a bricks and mortar location. He says that he has even put a few calls in to commercial real estate agents." [Slice]

As seen at last year's San Francisco Chocolate Salon [Photo: BunRab]

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