Chef Hires Around Town

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L’enfant-Terrible ale from Social Kitchen & Brewery.

Chris Wong is leaving luella as a chef (but staying on as a partner) in order to take over the kitchen at ~SOCIAL KITCHEN & BREWERY~ in the Inner Sunset. (Oh, and apropos of SKB, you should check out the upcoming classes from brewmaster Rich Higgins at The Boothby Center, like a beer and food pairing class this Sunday November 20th.)

As mentioned previously on tablehopper, when Castro hub ~2223 RESTAURANT~ becomes ~JAKE’S ON MARKET~ in early 2012, Inside Scoop reports that Erik Hopfinger will be the chef. Hopfinger, who was on Top Chef, has also worked for Long Bar, The Waterfront, and Spoon. Hopfinger mentions everything will be made in-house, including ground-to-order burgers. 2223 Market St. at Sanchez.