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EaterWire: The Academy's Pastry Chef, Burger King Sued

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GOLDEN GATE PARK—We mentioned yesterday that the Keller-Phan museum projects are in the midst of staffing up, and now we're hearing that Rachel Leising, once of Petite Patisserie, has been tabbed as the executive pastry chef, which means that you'll be able to get gourmet pastries in the upstairs cafe as well as the downstairs restaurant. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO—Speaking of handicap lawsuits, a federal class-action lawsuit was filed today against Burger King: "Miguel Castaneda, 45, of Pittsburg, who filed the suit on behalf of thousands of customers, said in an interview today that he enjoys eating at Burger King but that 'it's tough to maneuver there' ... the Burger King on Contra Costa Boulevard in Pleasant Hill is especially tricky for him because he has to cross a drive-through lane to reach a door he can use." In other Burger King news, they've released a new, terrible line of commercials. [Chron]

NAPA—A local company is using winemaking techniques and early harvested varietal grapes to make a new, non-alcoholic aperitif called VinJus: "In the valley, several restaurants have put VinJus on their beverage lists — among them Julia’s Kitchen at Copia, Zuzu’s Tapas Bar, Folio Entoca and Wine Bar and Silverado Resort in Napa; Go Fish and the Wine Spectator restaurant in St. Helena and Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga." [NVR]

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