Goodbye Hooters, Hello Hawk's Tavern

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

Bird is the word: Earlier Jonathan Kauffman mentioned, via SFist, that S.F.'s Hooters is about to fly the coop. Goodbye chicken wings and waitresses in bright orange short-shorts. See you in the suburbs.

While up in Mill Valley, Eater SF reports Tyler Florence's latest restaurant, Hawk's Tavern, opens today; expect pub favorites, small plates, and salads -- interesting (507 Miller at Camino).

It's taken nearly four years, but Manzoni is finally -- almost -- open. Inside Scoop discovers that the Italian restaurant from owner Manhal Jweinat (Higher Grounds Coffee House) will feature the scope of the county's familiar fare. But why was the wait so long? Jweinat did most of the construction himself. Also, oddly enough, this is the second restaurant in recent weeks where the moniker has been inspired by a play on the owner's name, as Jweinat's nickname at school in Italy was Manzoni.

Maven, the gastropub from Jay Bordeleau and David Kurtz, has its sight on opening next week. Grub Street reveals the Lower Haight restaurant is just waiting on a couple details - hopefully they're small ones.

For those looking forward to strapping on some clown shoes for bowling, Tamara Palmer tipped us off on next year's pending Mission Bowling Club and its food program from Anthony Myint (Mission Street Food) and cocktail menu from co-owner Molly Bradshaw.

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