Some of this was already posted but GraceAnn Walden confirms in SF Chronicle today Slanted Door will open restaurant and retail store in Ferry Bldg. Prep work will be done in Valencia Street location and small plates will be served by summer 2004. Brannan Street site will eventually close.
Also in the Chronicle: Niman Ranch will be back at market this Saturday (next to Tomales Bay/north arcade). They found a loophole in the rules--they were rejected when they applied as a farmer; reapplied as a vendor and were accepted.