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Ippudo Delays Berkeley Opening, Ichi Sushi Fundraiser Success, and More A.M. Intel

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You’ll have to wait a little longer for your Ippudo ramen

Despite targeting an early January opening, acclaimed ramen shop Ippudo has had to delay the opening of its Berkeley store to this spring. The reasons for the delay are unclear, though it’s probably the typical permitting or construction hold-ups. The SF store is still on track for mid-2017.

A major, heartwarming industry success at the Ichi Sushi fundraiser

Last night was the big industry fundraiser for Ichi Sushi chef/owner Tim Archuleta, who has been battling some severe health issues. According to organizer and Stones Throw/Trestle/Corridor/Fat Angel owner Ryan Cole, the event was a major success, raising an estimated $15,000 for Archuleta. That amount of money will squarely put him over his GoFundMe goal of $45,000, so a good feeling all around.

Say goodbye to Scopa in Healdsburg

Nearly nine-year-old Healdsburg Italian restaurant Scopa is shuttering. Chef/owner Ari Rosen made the decision to “simplify” and focus on his “growing family” by just putting his efforts into Campo Fina, his other restaurant, Bite Club Eats reports. Scopa’s final day will be April 8, so you have some time to pay your respects, should you so choose.

Battling sexism in the restaurant industry, one conversation at a time

Outspoken Toronto restaurateur Jen Hagg has an important essay out over on Eater National today, focusing on sexism in the restaurant industry. It’s definitely worth a read.

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