Yesterday we dropped a mini rumor grenade: no to a luxury grocery store at The Hayes, but yes to a locally-owned resto by a chef with a name. Enter the Eater SF Speculation Machine. The hypothesis, based on nothing but our own imaginations, is as follows: Big chefs are more geographically savvy than we think; most stay nearby their flagships. Charles Phan and Nancy Oakes have ventured only minutes from the Embarcadero into SoMa, while Danko the Second sits a block away from its main house. As Hayes Valley lays claim to Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere) and Judy Rodgers (Zuni), why not indulge in a little daydream about the neighbors?
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