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Michael Mina Announces 2015 Tailgate Lineup; The Luke Tsai Dupe-gate Continues

Plus, Local Cellar is hosting a series of back room events and Half Moon Bay is starting a brews and views conversation series.

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SANTA CLARA — Football season is thisclose, and Michael Mina's readying himself for what looks like a major lineup of big name chefs and tons of food and drink at his nearby Bourbon Steak & Pub, which will transform into a Michael Mina tailgate every home game. Michael Voltaggio (Ink), Jose Andres (Jaleo), Todd English (Olives), Andrew Zimmern, Chris Cosentino (Cockscomb), David Bazirgan (Dirty Habit), Joshua Skenes (Saison), Traci des Jardins (Jardinière) and Ming Tsai are only some of the huge names tapped to cook for the series. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO — East Bay Express critic Luke Tsai had a bit of a moment last week when he tried to review Chiu's Moderately Ok Chinese, a restaurant on Yelp that doesn't actually exist (he was just the butt of an inside joke between friends). But in a shocking turn of events, it turns out it could exist one day, as he explained in a follow-up interview with the chef behind the super-exclusive dinner series. [East Bay Express]

MISSIONLocal Cellar is opening up its back room for a Saturday night event and tasting series, starting with a Workhorse Rye & Bitters tasting this Saturday, September 5. Check out the full lineup here. [EaterWire]

HALF MOON BAY — Philosophize and imbibe all at once at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company's Brews and Views series at its headquarters every Thursday. To be discussed this Thursday, September 3 are the biggest challenges facing urban communities; here's the full lineup. [EaterWire]