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Heirloom's Gnocchi Class, Show Dogs Charity Flings, More!

THE MISSION - On a fairly regular basis, diners at Matt Straus' Heirloom Cafe fall in love with his gnocchi. Now he's offering a two hour, lunch-time "gnocchi-making demonstration and gnocchi-eating experience" for a mere $20. More can be found here on pricing and timing for the two planned in late May. Along similar lines Epicurean Zealot's Adam Zolot is offering a lesson in hand-crafting three seasonal pasta dishes at Cookhouse in North Beach. This one ends with a hearty dinner. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET - Next Thursday the 28th, Show Dogs will start doing bi-monthly events with unlimited beer, wine and bites for rotating charities. Proceeds from next week's party will go to the SF Food Bank, May 8th will go to Keen SF. The cost is $20 at the door and the event lasts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Check Facebook for future event information. [EaterWire]

LAUNCHES & RELEASES - Refinery29, another daily e-newsletter about fashion, food and other local items of interest launched its San Francisco edition over the weekend. One of its first features reveals where the owners at The American Grilled Cheese, Marlowe, Beretta, and Bar Tartine like to eat when they're not working. So now you know chef Nick Balla suggest ordering "the whole menu" at Boulette's Larder. [EaterWire]

CHEF SHUFFLES - A slew of chef updates this afternoon from Sir Lucchesi over at the Chron. Chris Jones of Napa staples The Girl & The Fig and Estate will replace Anne Gingrass-Paik as the chef at Brix in Napa. Former Betelnut and Red Lantern chef Daniel Sudar has been enlisted as chef at Fog City Diner to take the restaurant back to its original "eclectic California small plates cuisine." And MacArthur Park 's brand new chef Danny Bradley is going to try to shake things up a bit in Palo Alto. [ISSF]

MARKET WIRE - Jesse Friedman of Beer & Nosh will start selling his natural juices under the name SodaCraft this Saturday at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. [SFoodie]

Inside Heirloom. [Photo: Tablehopper]

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Heirloom Cafe

2500 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA