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Kilovolt Comes to Oakland; a New 'Haute' Hot Dog

WEST OAKLAND—Oakland's coffee scene is positively electrifying, and no less so with the addition of Kilovolt, a new coffee shop from Ethan Ashley. Tired of leaving the neighborhood in search of quality coffee, Ashley retrofitted an old warehouse to offer Sightglass coffee, basic fare like bagels and sandwiches, and a quirky, mad scientist vibe. [SF Weekly]

MISSION—Look out for a tricky new dog in town that's another contender to the throne of the cronut: Craftsmen & Wolves now has a 'haute' hot dog that's baked in a mustard-seed croissant and topped with vinegar beet chips. [Inside Scoop]

PALO ALTO—Longtime Palo Alto spot Zibibbo has called it quits after seventeen years in business. The upscale Mediterranean restaurant was a spinoff of owner Rowena Wu's San Francisco restaurant LuLu, which remains open. [Palo Alto Online]

MISSION—After a successful trial run earlier this year, The Cheese School will be running a weekly cheese happy hour every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Your $20 entry ($25 at the door) buys you a drink, "lotsa cheese," and a chance to chat with the cheese experts. [EaterWire]

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