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Nojo Closed To Become New Concept; Chef Joanne Weir Is On a Bay Area Book Tour

Plus, Salsipuedes is throwing a beer dinner and Bien Cuit a cookbook party.


HAYES VALLEY — After being sold to Japanese company AP Company, celebrated ramen spot Nojo has closed to reopen come January as a "brand new ramen izakaya concept," according to the website. Stay tuned for more details. [Inside Scoop]

SAN FRANCISCO — Author and chef Joanne Weir is touring the Bay Area to promote her new cookbook, "Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food." Upcoming stops include a $65 tequila tasting and three-course dinner at Copita, Weir’s Sausalito restaurant, this Tuesday, December 1 (tickets here), a $65 four-course dinner at Gitane this Wednesday, December 2 (reservations here) and a conversation with chef Gary Danko at Lafayette Library this Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. (tickets here). [EaterWire]

OAKLANDAle Industries is visiting Salsipuedes this Wednesday, December 2 for a beer pairing dinner that includes dishes like peking quail with Weisse Edict white ale and churros with cherry kush. Walk on in for $15 individual pairings, or all four courses for $40. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO — Famed NYC bakery Bien Cuit is celebrating the release of its new cookbook, "Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread" with not one, but two SF events. First up is the release party at Craftsman and Wolves this Friday, December 4 at 6 p.m. with passed food and a Q&A (tickets here), followed by a book signing at the Ferry Building this Saturday, December 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

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