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The Wharf Loses The Soupman, SceneTap's Rough Start

 The Original Soupman on The Wharf.
The Original Soupman on The Wharf.
Photo: Yelp/Ron Z.

THE SHUTTER - The first The Original Soupman on the West Coast has been open for almost exactly a year to the day, and now it's officially the first The Original Soupman to close on the West Coast. [ISSF]

BEER WIRE - Russian River Brewing Co.'s Pliny the Younger—you know, the one that draws lines like this—recently scored a perfect 100 on According to the Press Dem, this means its the best beer in the world. [Press Dem]

EXPANSIONWIRE - Not-handcrafted grilled cheesery The Melt looks to be opening its fifth Bay Area outpost in the East Bay right by UC Berkeley. [GrubStreet]

TECHNOLOGY - SceneTap, the new start up that scans peoples faces as they walk into bars, has gotten quite the reception during its first week in action. Although the technology is basically a tool to see how crowded a place is, many bars have already pulled out of partnerships because of the negative media shit-storm. [SFBT, Cnet, SF Weekly, EaterWire]

The Original Soup Man

79 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA