Locanda da Eva Closing Its Doors, Chapel Restaurant Takes Shape

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​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.

Sad news from Inside Scoop's Paolo L.: After only 4 months, Berkeley's Locanda da Eva (2826 Telegraph, locandadaeva.com) is wrapping things up this weekend. Owner Robert Lauriston, a former SFoodie blogger, gives Scoop a post-mortem that boils down to this: The food was wrong for the neighborhood.

Grub Street's Jay B. acquires a scad of details on the Chapel Restaurant and Second Line Cafe (777 Valencia). A Côté owner Jack Knowles wants to turn the former New School building into a restaurant, a cafe, and a music venue.

According to Eater SF's Carolyn A., Cyrus is not being evicted. Repeat, Cyrus is not being evicted. (Wonder if the scare convinced a ton of four-star-watchers to make "last dinner" reservations?)

Scoop brings word that the upcoming Cow Hollow restaurant The Brixton (2140 Union) is bringing on Michelle Mah and former Midi colleague Jon Hara as chefs. The post makes it sound like Mah will stick around long enough to set the menu and ensure the restaurant's rep, then cede the kitchen to Hara.

Inside Scoop also shares the news that Sean O'Toole is leaving Bardessono in Yountville to emigrate to San Francisco. But where?

Eater files another short closure report: Los Rosales on 14th and S. Van Ness.
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