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Mama's Expansion A Go; Meadowood Gets AAA Honors

NORTH BEACH—It's official: as prognosticated last month, Mama's is expanding to the sizable former Piazza Market space and opening Lil Mama's, a small gourmet grocery in the vein of Bi-Rite, alongside it. Expect the new location in 2015; the original will remain untouched. [Inside Scoop]

ST. HELENAThe Restaurant at Meadowood has been added to the elite group of AAA Five Diamond restaurants, of which there are only 59 in the entire U.S. It joins the ranks of Gary Danko, Benu, and The French Laundry. [EaterWire]

NOPA/WESTERN ADDITION4505 Meats' takeover of Da' Pitt is coming along nicely, with a projected March opening. An added bonus: they'll be constructing a big patio that will take over a good chunk of the pot-clinic parking lot next door. [Haighteration]

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLESquare is facilitating the traditional "mayors' bet" around football games: if SF wins, we'll get $10K of Molly Moon's ice cream, and if we lose, Ed Lee will send $10K of Poco Dolce chocolate to Seattle's mayor. Meanwhile, bars around the city are gearing up for Sunday's game, which is sure to be one of their busiest days in recent memory. [EaterWire, SF Business Times]

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The Restaurant at Meadowood

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