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The Mill Wants Alcohol, Sweetgreen SoMa Sets Opening Date, More A.M. Intel

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The Mill wants to serve you alcohol

The Mill, NoPa’s home of toast, coffee, and pastries, has applied for a beer and wine license. The idea would be to offer a nightly dinner menu similar to what they have now on Monday and Wednesday pizza nights, plus potentially soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, Hoodline reports.

Sweetgreen SoMa sets opening date

The 56th location of salad chain Sweetgreen is set to open in SoMa on October 11. It will be at 171 2nd St. in the former Ovo Cafe space, a 2,478-square-foot space with glass walls, an open kitchen, communal bleacher seating, and a mural by San Franciscan Jenny Sharaf. One hundred percent of opening day sales will go to CUESA.

SFGate posts outrageous piece on outrageously-priced food

According to SFGate, a $16 bowl of chili is outrageously-priced. No matter that that bowl of chili is made with top-notch ingredients and finished with ginger oil by people being paid the cost of SF labor and in a space with SF-level rents. The slideshow also pinpoints The Mill’s $4 toast — aren’t we over that yet?

UberEats eyes major expansion

UberEats, Uber’s food delivery service, is looking to invade 22 countries in the “near future.” It’s currently in 33 cities in six countries, with eight more on tap by the end of the year. Read all about it here.

Automated quinoa restaurant Eatsa expands to Washington, D.C.

Eatsa, the tech-heavy quinoa spot that debuted in SF about one year ago, has set its sights on Washington, D.C. This fall, it will open at 1627 K St. NW, and Eater DC has all the details.