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Eater Tastings: Lights Out San Francisco

Share the linky-love with us each Friday as Curbed SF and Eater SF acknowledge their commitment to one another in a public ceremony called "Eater Tastings."

1) Gavin Newsom is blowing out the candles at Plumpjack on Saturday night, and Eater SF wants to know why, damnit. As of 5 p.m. PST today, not one of our great mayor's restaurants will participate in tomorrow evening's Lights Out San Francisco, despite Gavin's alleged backing of the event. When asked about the show of poor sportsmanship, a soon-to-be-fired Plumpjack employee replied: "I'm not sure. We're closed for a private event tomorrow night. That's probably why."

UPDATE—It's 5:40 p.m. PST, and Plumpjack has caved. See website for details.

2) Has Yelp jumped the shark? One Oakland cafe is sure doing it's best to give it a push. Rooz Cafe has banned Yelpsters altogether following a series of Yelp reviews deemed "'snarky' for entertainment reasons or to impress the Yelp community." Naturally, Yelpers have launched a counter attack. Says one Sonia P: "The "no yelping" aspect of this has my panties in a bunch. How DARE you ban my opinion??" Ballsy, Rooz.

3) "Adventures in Signage." Why didn't we think of that post? Says the reader who submitted this snap (above): "It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode were Kramer protests the Kenny Rogers Roasters by hanging a giant handmade sign above the storefront." Curbed SF hearts the Mission, and Eater does, too.