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Corey Lee's Fave Chicken; Baking Mondrian Cake

A table of R&G Lounge diners. [Photo: myhsu/Flickr]

CHINATOWN—Want to dine like Benu's Corey Lee at famed Chinese banquet spot R&G Lounge? You'll have to call ahead to order the off-menu lo mei gei, a deboned chicken stuffed with all of its meat, Chinese sausage, glutenous rice, and vegetables. It feeds six people at minimum, and according to Lee, it "perfectly hugs the line between gastronomy and junk food." [SF Mag]

THE KITCHEN—Intrepid SFist reporter/baker Rose Garrett spent two days trying to prepare Caitlin Freeman's signature SFMOMA Mondrian cake from her new Modern Art Desserts book, and chronicled each step of the journey. "I was beginning to see why slices of this cake cost $8 each," she writes after the end of day one. Read on to find out how her cake ended up. [SFist]

THE MISSION—Speaking of cake (and scones, and tea sandwiches, and tarts), Charles Chocolates has announced they'll be offering an afternoon tea service beginning this Sunday, May 26. For $32.50 per person, diners will get their choice of fancy tea or hot chocolate, and a three-tiered plate of treats like chocolate-chip scones, blueberry-ricotta custard cake, sandwiches like 4505 Meats chicken confit on Panorama bread, and, for an extra $16, a 10-piece box of chocolates to bring home. For now, it'll be offered at noon and 2 pm on Sundays and Mondays. [Zagat]

THE MISSION—No plans tonight? Consider rolling over to the Verdi Club for a "Kitchen Confidential" edition of the long-running Porchlight Storytelling series, featuring Laurence Jossel (Nopa), Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen), David Lynch (St. Vincent), Telmo Faria (Tacolicious), bartender Jill Vice, and writers Mary Ladd and Ali Liebegott. Craig Stoll of Delfina will even co-host. Tickets are $15, and the show starts at 7 pm. [EaterWire]

BERNAL HEIGHTS—The former Bernal Heights Produce at Cortland and Ellsworth is getting a new owner, who also runs the nearby Harvest Hills Market and has been leaving long, weird notes in the window, written in the voice of her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. She's promising gluten-free baked goods and housemade ice cream, and will open in the next couple of months. [Bernalwood]

R&G Lounge

631 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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