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Capricorn Coffee must head to Petaluma

After the SoMa building that houses coffee shop and roaster Capricorn Coffees was sold, the new owners declined to renew the 53-year-old shop’s lease, Hoodline reports. That move is forcing the brand to move its operations to Petaluma, as it can’t afford other rents in San Francisco. The shop’s last day in its current location is October 31, but it will continue to sell in Petaluma, online, and at restaurants such as Turtle Tower.

Another chef departs the Bay Area for home

Solbar chef Brandon Sharp has decided to leave his post as executive chef after nine years on the job, according to Inside Scoop. During that time, Solbar gained a Michelin star. Sharp will be returing home to North Carolina as the Carolina Inn’s new executive chef. His replacement has not yet been announced.

Craftsman & Wolves now on Munchery

San Francisco bakery darling Craftsman & Wolves (known for its famous Rebel Within) has partnered with meal delivery company Munchery to start depositing its sweets at your door. Check out the daily-changing menu here, which includes three CAW classics such as the chocolate chip cookie and roasted banana travel cake with coconut, as well as five new pastries for the service, like a raspberry pecan blondie and lemon tart.

Some more Wine Country chef shuffles

The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards in Forestville has a new executive chef in Chris Biard, who joins from Napa’s La Taberna. Meanwhile, over at Persimmon in Healdsburg, chef Rodrigo Mendoza has taken over the kitchen from opening chef Danny Mai, Bite Club Eats reports.

California orders a lot of fish

According to an analysis over on Eater National, we Californians sure do love our seafood. In fact, it’s the number one thing we ordered for delivery in 2015. Check out what other states can’t get enough of here.

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