Gather’s New S.F. Spot Gets a Name; West of Pecos Swaps Chefs


Polk Gulch: The new Gather project coming to the former Cafe Rex/Marbella space (2323 Polk Street), hopefully by summer, will be named Verbena. [Scoop, Earlier]
FiDi: Here’s an illustrated look at more of Hakkasan’s menu. [Foodhoe]
Mission: August Schuchman has quietly replaced Leo Varos as chef at West of Pecos, and has already tweaked the menu. [Scoop]
Marina: Remember how Don Pisto’s Peter Mrabe recently snapped up the former Gatip Thai space (2205 Lombard Street)? Well, it turns out he’ll be using it for an expansion of Chubby Noodle, the fried chicken and noodle pop-up he’s been doing at Amante in North Beach. [Tablehopper]