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Dolores Park Picnic Fee Really No Big Deal, Zinnia Becomes A Fake Restaurant, Press Club Drops WiFi and More!

UNION SQUARE - The Press Club has added WiFi service; so you can now send texts, Facebook messages, emails and what have you from within the wine bar whilst imbibing. [EaterWire]

PICNIC FEE REDUX - Mission Loc@l has an answer to Uptown Almanac's earlier question about what defines a "picnic" for the aforementioned $100 picnic "performance bond" administrators. Dolores Park "picnics with 25-50 people pay $27 fee, parties of 50-101 people pay $55 and parties of 101 to 200 pay $81. This is consistent with the fees the City has been charging for picnic permits for decades." And the check deposit is returned right after the picnic. So really, not much cause for alarm. [Mission Loc@l, Uptown Almanac, earlier]

JACKSON SQUARE - Zinnia, in the sort-of-cursed space at 500 Jackson, has morphed into a fake restaurant called Cinquecento. which means "500" in Italian, for the next two weeks. As of now, it's the set for the filming of "the restaurant version of Sideways," called Trattoria. Signore Lucchesi has the plot summary and contact information should you wish to throw your hat in the ring to be an extra. Yeah, you don't get an opportunity like that every day! [ISSF]

PIGS & PINOT - As of today, you can enter the lottery for package deals involving tickets and hotel stays during Healdsburg's Pigs & Pinot event to be held March 18-19. A la carte tickets will be released for sale on Jan. 21 unless you're a VISA Signature cardholder, in which case you can take advantage of pre-sale on Jan. 18. [FoodGal]

Press Club. [Photo: Jennifer Yin]

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