This wednesday column from the Bee is chock-full of new food news. A weird restaurant has taken over the failed Kamon cafe on J and 9th. It's upscale Italian that, for now, only serves lunch and is decorated with portraits of California government officials?! They list a lobster beef carpaccio. For lunch? Sounds gross, but I guess the lobster is probably cooked and the beef is raw. I don't get it.
Also, Taki is reopening soon with a new owner and the Ernestos people are opening a small Tortas shop next adjacent to Zocalos (which they also own). I'll try it, but if you like tortas, go for the grilled chicken at La Fiesta. I bet that's cheaper, too.
In other exciting food news, Corti Bros is now online and they are archiving Darrell Corti's newsletters. I can't wait to waste a bunch of time today reading it! Check out this page on their H.P.O. early muscat, which E.C. turned me on to. Delicious.