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Toronado's Seattle Offshoot; Wolfert's Camino Benefit

SEATTLE—Local craft brew hub Toronado is in expansion mode with an upcoming Seattle outpost in the works. The new spot will be in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood, and will form a West Coast craft beer front of sorts, joining Toronado's six-year-old San Diego offshoot to make for three Toronados in total. [Hoodline]

OAKLANDA benefit dinner is in the works in honor of esteemed local cookbook author Paula Wolfert, who's been battling a variation of Alzheimer's. On Thursday, June 26, seven notable chefs will assemble at Camino for a meal to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, including David Kinch (Manresa), Mourad Lahlou (Aziza), Russell Moore (Camino) and Daniel Patterson (Coi). Tickets are $350 per person and include dinner, drinks, tax, tip and a raffle ticket. [Inside Scoop]

SAN FRANCISCOEat Drink SF, the event formerly known as SF Chefs, is coming up, and tickets are now on sale for the Grand Tasting Tent at this self-described "epic foodie event." If you're looking to get in on the action come August 1-3, snag one before they sell out: though the full schedule hasn't been released, it's sure to be a hot ticket. [Tablehopper]

BERKELEYSushi Banzai has closed its doors after 25 years in business, as chef/owner Hide Nagano goes into retirement. Details are scarce, but it looks like something called Sanctuary Bistro is en route to the space. [Berkeleyside]

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