Neighborhood Watch

Traci Des Jardins to Guest Chef at Heirloom, Zaré Launches Lunch Counter, and More

Mission: Top Chef Masters hopeful Traci Des Jardins will be guest cheffing at Heirloom Café on Tuesday, March 29, alongside pal and former Jardinière employee turned restaurateur, Matt Straus. Make reservations here. [Grub Street]
Also, the Board of Supervisors are hosting a benefit event for Japan tonight at SOM on 16th Street, where they’ll be auctioning off some Burning Man tickets, among other things. [7x7]
And, Pronto, the café at the MDC theater by the Bar Bambino team, could be open by May. [Scoop]
SoMa: Zaré at Flytrap is launching a healthy lunch counter service at the restaurant, on April 13, including soups, salads, and Persian-style wraps, called Zaré Grill & Grain. [Scoop]
Noe Valley: Incanto is hosting a special happy hour thing tomorrow, March 24, where you can purchase discounted tickets for Taste of the Nation, the upcoming benefit for Share Our Strength on April 7. You get $10 off the tickets, which are regularly priced at $95, and chef Chris Cosentino will buy you a beer if you purchase one. More info here. [Grub Street]

Sunset: Maomao’s Kitchen may be on the way at 2555 Judah. And You & Me Café is replacing Shabu Lounge at 2407 Judah. [SFoodie]
Guerneville: The restaurant at the Dawn Ranch Lodge, which has up til now been known as the Roadhouse Restaurant, has been reincarnated with a new farm-to-table concept as Agriculture Bar & Restaurant. [Scoop]

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