Charlie Palmer's Coming, Pot + Pantry Moves, and The Melt's Second Location is Open

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

Last week we spotted a liquor license for Charlie Palmer's restaurant group in the window of the Crescent Hotel. Now, Inside Scoop confirms Palmer will create a new concept in the space, with a restaurant slated for the current dining room near the second floor entry. Burritt Room fans need not worry: the bar is to remain relatively unchanged.

The new and vintage kitchen shop, Pot + Pantry, which opened just about a year ago, is moving to roomier digs. The store from former Williams-Sonoma merchandise coordinator Donna Suh Wageman will reopen in the former 18 Reasons space (593 Guerrero at 18th St.) this Thursday. They'll celebrate with a housewarming party from 5-8 p.m. All are welcome.

And the counter ticks up: The second location of The Melt, at One Embarcadero Center (at Clay) started flipping sandwiches today. The Feast reveals the first-of-three openings slated for November ushers in menu additions: local beers, sparking wines, and new cheesy creations.

After closing on Van Ness, La Fina Estampa scooted over to a new location and is open again. The Tender dishes the Peruvian and Spanish restaurant's menu remains the same (1407 Bush at Polk).

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Soon to the scene: Grub Street notes the S.F. Crab House should appear on Union Square just in time for the Dungeness season, and a new Japanese restaurant, Yuubi, is slated for the Richmond. And more more burger news, Eater SF notes Burger Urge's countdown in their Cow Hollow space looks as though they'll open around Nov. 18.

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