Dogpatch: The new chef at the soon-to-relocate Piccino (1001 Minnesota) is Rachel Silcocks, formerly of Nopa. They’re aiming for a March reopening. [Chron, Earlier]
La Lengua: Remember how we told you that Belinda’s bar was becoming The Royal Cuckoo? Well, it has opened. And there is taxidermy. [Urban Daddy]
Mission: Pollo Campero, a Guatamalen fried chicken chain with an international following, is moving into the Mission, possibly a Payless Shoe Store location at 2740 Mission. [Scoop]
Also, Mission Chinese Food is no longer taking reservations, but they still say you should call ahead if you’re coming with more than four people.
Inner Sunset: That Bistro 9 spot (1224 9th Avenue) won’t be a La Boulange after all, and is up for grabs. [Tablehopper]
Oakland: Verbena (1111 Broadway at 11th), which opened ten years back in that glass tower near Oakland’s City Center, is shuttering. [Scoop]
Napa: Tonight marks the second coming of Food Truck Fridays at Oxbow Public Market. [SFoodie]