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Birba Gets the Go-Ahead; Mamacitas Cafe Kickstarts

Plus: The Other Guys pop-up at St. Vincent, and a Bayview charity dinner.

This building will soon be Birba.
This building will soon be Birba.
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HAYES VALLEY—Forthcoming Hayes Valley wine bar Birba has been delayed for months due to noise concerns over its proposed patio. But owner Angie Valgiusti has finally gotten the go-ahead from the neighborhood, provided she scraps the outdoor area for the time being. She's hoping to reopen this winter; the patio will be re-evaluated in six months. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND—Mamacitas Cafe, an organization that supports at-risk girls through a mobile vendor selling coffee and donuts, is Kickstarting to expand their organization. Rewards include free donuts, coffee, and a catered party. [SFoodie]

BAYVIEW—Guest chef David Lawrence (1300 on Fillmore) is joining the Bayview Underground Food Scene this weekend for a special dinner at Radio Africa & Kitchen, benefiting the Community Youth Center. $75 buys a three-course meal with live music; wine pairings (including neighborhood winery Gratta Wines) are an additional $25. [EaterWire]

MISSION—While St. Vincent goes through its one-week chef vacancy, pop-up The Other Guys, from alums of State Bird Provisions and other top restaurants, is taking over a night of service. They'll be there this Sunday with an a la carte offering or $65 tasting menu. [EaterWire]

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