Cedar Hill and Super Duper Open This Week, So Long Spot Bagel, and La Cocina Success Stories

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

BBQ and burgers in the Marina: Urban Daddy rounds up the news of a brisket and ribs place, Cedar Hill, soft opening this Thursday. The Texas-styled joint even shipped its smoker in from the Lone Star state (3242 Scott at Chestnut). Around the corner, Inside Scoop confirms Super Duper will indeed start flipping burgers tomorrow at their new location (2201 Chestnut at Pierce).

La Cocina contacted us to share that a food business is making the jump to a brick-and-mortar. Veronica Salazar joined La Cocina five years ago with limited business skills. Now, the chef and owner of El Huarache Loco, a food cart staple in S.F., is heading to Larkspur's Marin Country Mart (aka Larkspur Landing). She'll start serving her dishes inspired by the traditional street food of her youth in Mexico City later this year.

Also, another La Cocina startup, Onigilly, is selling their Japanese rice balls at at the Cinema Cafe inside Japantown's New People.

Over at the Winemakers Speakeasy, Joanna Karlinsky (of the shuttered Meetinghouse) is hosting the aptly titled Meeting House in Exile popup dinners this month (Tue.-Sun.). It was just last week Jonathan Kauffman mentioned she had signed on to oversee the popups at the new venue. And yes, the Meetinghouse biscuits are on the menu.

Spot Bagel fans will have to smear cream cheese and lox on a new brand. Chowhounds first discovered Spot Bagel was no longer at Bi-Rite, and then their Facebook was gone. Now it's official, no more orange-poppy seed bagels.

A caffeine buzz: Eater SF notes, via the San Francisco Business Times, a new cafe, Espressamente, is set to replace a shuttered Starbucks. Serving Italian coffee, they'll be located across the street from another coffee shop; You guessed it, a Starbucks.

Why grab a slice, when you can buy the whole place? If wanting to buy pizzeria, now may be your time, the Cybelle's Pizza at 1000 Bush (at Jones) is for sale.

Name change: First we heard Brunch Box was changing its moniker to Bandit, but it actually debuted as Fogcutter last weekend at the Treasure Island Music Festival, according to Grub Street.

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