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The Pros and Cons of Dating a Chef; Artís Coffee Heading to Hayes Valley

Plus: celebrate Team USA's silver medal in the Bocuse d'Or and drink gin to support SF tenants rights.


SAN FRANCISCO— Long work hours and an intimate workspace can often kindle the fires of a culinary romance. Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich of San Francisco's Rich Table and Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine filled in Food & Wine magazine on some of the pros and cons to dating (or in some cases, marrying) a fellow chef. [Food & Wine]

MISSION— Post up on the Lolinda's mezzanine for a cocktail fundraiser tonight, supporting those who've been displaced by Ellis Act evictions. Lolinda's Nora Furst has collaborated with Trick Dog's Caitlin Laman and Sipsmith's Leilani Vella to create a menu filled with gin- and sherry-based cocktails. The party takes place tonight, February 25 from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; admission is free, cocktails are not. [EaterWire]

SONOMA— This year marks the first time that Team USA has ever received a medal at the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition in Lyon, France. It's basically the Olympics of the culinary world, and it's a big, big deal. Celebrate their silver medal with a special dinner at Williams-Sonoma's flagship store in Sonoma, where Thomas Keller will join Team USA for wine, small bites and a live demonstration. The event takes place Saturday, February 28; buy tickets here. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEY— Berkeley's Artís Coffee has broken ground on its first San Francisco location. The 700-square-foot space will offer espresso drinks, pour-overs and the like, as well as a live roasting bar, where customers can have small batches of beans roasted to order. Hoodline reports that the coffee shop should be open sometime this spring. [Hoodline]

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