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Dungeness Crab Optimism, a New Parklet, More A.M. Intel

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Some good news for Dungeness crab season

Last year’s high water temperatures (8 to 10 degrees higher than normal) caused excessive algae bloom, leading to dangerous toxins in Dungeness crab and a warning out against consuming them. This year, water temperatures are only 3 degrees above average, which means while there is still some excess algae bloom, there should be less of a problem, the Chronicle reports. Marine region manager of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Craig Shuman told the Chronicle that he’s "cautiously optimistic." Testing begins this month, which is earlier than usual.

San Franciscans love IPA

While looking at purchasing data from June 15 to July 15, the Chronicle discovered that San Franciscans buy IPA more than any other type of beer. In fact, they prefer it so much, that 21 percent of all beer purchases go toward the hoppy brew, with pale ale following at 14 percent. See the full data here.

Miminashi opens a soft serve takeout window

New Napa izakaya Miminashi quickly drew fans for its daily-changing soft serve. Now, it’s grown so popular that the restaurant has opened a takeout window devoted solely to that item, the Napa Valley Register reports. It’s open weekdays from 12 p.m. to close and weekends from 4 p.m. to close. To see the daily flavors, check the Instagram account devoted solely to the soft cream.

Divisadero’s Repose Coffee installs parklet

There’s a new public space on Divisadero to sip your coffee, or just hang out. Repose Coffee has installed a parklet designed by Rod Rossi Designs, Hoodline reports. The team imitated the railing from one of the Victorians on Page Street to help it blend into the neighborhood.

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