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Artichoke Basille's to Berkeley; Troya's Chef Shuffle

BERKELEY—NYC-based pizza chain Artichoke Basille's, which counts David Chang and rocker Keith Richards among its fans, is planning to open its first West Coast location, at Durant and Bowditch, within the next month or so. [Berkeleyside Nosh]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS/INNER RICHMONDChris Borcich, the sous chef of Troya Fillmore, got a big promotion in June, taking over head chef duties at that location and its Clement location. He's planning to shake up the Clement location's menu to make it healthier and more like the Fillmore location's, likely by the end of the year. [Inside Scoop]

THE MISSION—Electronic music star Dan the Automator is teaming up with Foreign Cinema for a series of midnight horror-movie showings, featuring $6 glasses of Positive Contact, his collaboration beer with Dogfish Head. The first showing (which will be a surprise) is tomorrow at 11:30 pm; a listening party for his new album kicks off next door at Laszlo at 9 pm. [EaterWire]

HEALDSBURGLouis Maldonado's run on Top Chef: New Orleans begins tomorrow night, and those who stay at the h2Hotel, where he runs the kitchen at Spoonbar, will be treated to free beignets in bed while they watch. Bartender Cappy Sorrentino will also mix special NOLA-style cocktails all week. [EaterWire]

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