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Remembering Judy Rodgers; Candy For the Castro

Plus: "Sinatra" delivers booze, and Dandelion does 12 nights of chocolate events.

CIVIC CENTER—Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Judy Rodgers, the legendary Zuni Cafe chef who died of cancer at age 57. Her mentee Gayle Pirie (Foreign Cinema) has written a lovely remembrance of her last days: "The food healed us both in that moment when there was nothing to say but 'Wow, this is so scary'...Even in her frail state, Judy still delighted in feeding people." [Inside Scoop]

CASTRO—On a sweeter note, it looks like the Castro is shortly about to receive a candy store, called Giddy Candy (2299 Market). [Hoodline]

SAN FRANCISCO—In general news of the weird, liquor-delivery app Saucey has hired a Frank Sinatra impersonator to deliver their Jack Daniel's-based "Sinatra" cocktail kit. Order up the kit on December 12, and "Frank" will come sing you a little ditty when he delivers it. [EaterWire]

MISSIONDandelion Chocolate's 12 Nights of Chocolate has returned for the holiday season, featuring everything from Tartine desserts paired with drinks from Tosca Cafe's Isaac Shumway to a night of holiday treats from Bi-Rite. Especially notable is a special dessert and wine event with William Werner, Bill Corbett, Matt Tinder, and David Lynch. All proceeds benefit the SF Food Bank; more info and tickets here. [EaterWire]

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