So Long Dining Room and Pie Delivery, Hello (to Another) Southern Restaurant

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

An order to go: The Feast reports the popular Indian-Pakistani restaurant Lahore Kahari has shut its dining room. Owner Zulfiqar "Guddu" Haider has converted the Tenderloin restaurant into a takeout-only model in an effort to increase profits.

Goodbye, Bike Basket Pies. Grub Street reports, via the Uptown Almanac, that after two years, Natalie Galatzer is putting the brakes on her mini-pie baking and bike delivery service. The last day to grab one of her pies is June 29.

Eater SF and Grub Street share a couple of foodie rumors. From Eater, the Marina's Joe's American may be closed, and the space may (or may not) become home to the popular L.A burger chain Umami Burger. While Grub reports, Manna is taking over the Sunset's Little Bangkok spot. No word on the concept behind it.

Also from Eater SF, Union Square's Azul Lounge will fold and be replaced with another Southern restaurant, Hops and Hominy. In a what could be determined as a West Coast diverge, it'll be offering sustainable and organic ingredients alongside a full bar. Look for a fall opening.

And SFoodie received an e-mail from a member of the Bluestem Brasserie team that its official grand opening will be June 23. This will mark pastry chef James Ormsby's return to the restaurant scene after five years as a private chef.

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