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Taste of the Nation Returns; Bauer Predicts Upscale Popcorn Trend

Also: a rosé happy hour to benefit the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and more bad Yelp reviews.

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SOMA— Now in its 8th year, Taste of the Nation San Francisco returns to the City View Metreon this Thursday, March 26th with tastings from 53 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and mixologists. Proceeds support Share our Strength's efforts to eliminate childhood hunger and local beneficiaries include 18 Reasons, Children of Shelters and the California Association of Food Banks, among others. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARE— Also on Thursday, the CLIFT Hotel and the Redwood Room are hosting their annual Pink Party happy hour from 6-8:30 p.m. The charitable happy hour features rosé, champagne and DJs and the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. [EaterWire]

THE CHRONICLE— Experience local trendspotter Michael Bauer says upscale popcorn is so hot right now. [Inside Scoop]

EMBARCADERO— Someone going by the YouTube username "Kanye Roscoe" has set all of Il Cane Rosso's bad Yelp reviews to the tune of REM's "Everybody Hurts," because of course they have. [EaterWire]

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