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Best New Pastry Chef Voting; Muka to Hayes Valley

The Barbaresco Room at Perbacco. [Photo: Perbacco]

THE INTERNET—Now that their People's Best New Chef in America contest has come to a close, Food & Wine is doing the same thing for the People's Best New Pastry Chef. As usual, the Bay cleaned up: our local nominees for the Western region include Francis Ang (Fifth Floor), Laura Cronin (Perbacco), Jessica Entzel (Morimoto Napa), Robin Kloess (Incanto), Stephanie Prida (Manresa), and Matt Tinder (Coi, Plum). Get over there and vote for 'em. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEYThe Blue Muse at Grove and Gough is getting taken over by Muka, the wine and dessert bar currently located in the Alliance Francaise on Polk. Owner Jean-Luc Kayigire hopes to switch locations by the end of June, and he's plotting a few new savory dishes as well, like fries and sliders. It should be a nice addition for the post-symphony/opera/ballet crowd. [Hayeswire]

OAKLAND—Fans of Jon Kosorek of Jon's Street Eats fame probably recall that he's trying to open a whole-animal lunch spot in Oakland called Marrow. Said lunch spot now has a Kickstarter, so if you're willing to pre-pay now for your meal there, head over and pledge your support. Lunch for one is $12.50, $25 will buy lunch for two, and $2,500 will buy you lunch for two once a week for the next two years (a $100 discount!) [Kickstarter via Diablo Dish]

THE MISSION—Finally, Alice Waters showed up to the screening of Les Blank's 1979 Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers at this weekend's Food & Farm Film Festival wearing a hat made out of garlic. And carrots. And carrying a garlic bouquet. Let it never be said that this woman isn't committed. [Grub Street]

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