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East Bay Croissants; Wingstop Shooting

Sweet Bar Bakery in Oakland. [Photo: Susie W./Yelp]

EAST BAY—Oakland has gotten three new bakeries this year: Sweet Bar, Barkada, and Fournee. So it only seemed right for the EBX to compare their croissants, and Sweet Bar's plain and Barkada's chocolate versions came out on top. [EBX]

OAKLAND—Tragedy struck last night at the Lake Merritt location of chicken chain Wingstop, when two employees, Jose Santa Maria and Kenneth Bradley, were murdered in a shooting. OPD has two suspects in custody. [Chron]

THE MISSIONCerveceria de MateVeza is now serving three beers based on cocktails: a Fernet and Coke, an Arnold Palmer (not really a cocktail, but still sounds tasty), and a revival of a favorite: Rich Higgins' outstanding Big Lebowski White Prussian, which hasn't been available since he left Social Kitchen & Brewery. [SFoodie]

HEALDSBURGMateo Granados of Mateo's Cocina Latina is on the Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food tonight, making roast duck, lamb, and pork on a churrasco grill he built for the occasion. [Inside Scoop]

NOE VALLEYChris Cosentino and Alex Stupak (Empellon Cocina) recently teamed up for a dinner in New York; this interview talks about their relationship and what they made. [Grub Street NY]

CASTRO—Apparently one new coffee shop is not enough for the Castro; it appears that San Rafael-based Weaver's Coffee & Tea will be opening a location at Noe and Market. There's already a Peet's and the Castro Coffee Company within the same block—will all of these spots make the grade with the city? [SFist]

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