Bay Area Whole Foods hacked
Customers at nine Bay Area Whole Foods locations possibly had their credit card information exposed to hackers, the Chronicle reports. The breach affects 56 different stores nationwide, but if you only bought groceries, then you’re actually in the clear. The hackers stole payment information from the in-store, table-service restaurants and Steep Brew taprooms, but not the checkout line system. In the Bay Area, that means the Whole Foods locations in SoMa and Potrero Hill were affected, as well as others in Mill Valley, Santa Clara, San Jose and Walnut Creek. The Whole Foods site has a full list of affected locations.
Fiorella does low-ABV lunch
Clement Street’s neighborhood spot for wood-fired pizzas and pasta brunches will open for lunch on Fridays from 11am-2pm, starting October 13th. In addition to some favorites from his dinner and brunch menus, Chef Dante Cecchini has created a couple enticing sandwich options like a wood-roasted eggplant parm and the “newly famous” (and previously Tuesdays-only) Fiorella Burger. Rounding things out, barman Patrick Poelvoorde (Benjamin Cooper, Burritt Room + Tavern) has also created a new list of low-ABV cocktails to match the easygoing Italian vibe. Think: an aperitivo-forward Negroni Sbagliato and “Piedmont in the Afternoon” with Dopo Teatro Vermouth, elderflower and hops.
Little Chihuahua turns 10 on Divisadero
To celebrate their tenth anniversary at Divisadero and Page Streets in the Lower Haight, Little Chihuahua will donate 100% of net sales on October 24th to four neighborhood non-profits. “Instead of doing a party we felt it would be better to give back to the community directly,” owner Andrew Johnstone said. The beneficiaries of your taco dinner include: the City Surf Project, Westside Community Services, the SF Skate Club’s EduSkate Program, and the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, which will be putting the money towards restoring the mosaic mural at Ida B. Wells High School, just a few blocks from the restaurant.
ABV, Trick Dog and Tommy’s snag Best Bar honors
Once again, a trio of local watering holes have landed on The World’s 50 Best Bars list. While all three have actually been honored in the past, ABV and Trick Dog have made the list every year they’ve been open. This year, they’re sitting pretty at #46 and #26, respectively, with the classic Tommy’s squeezing in at #48.
Taco Takeover arrives in San Jose
Tomorrow, Saturday October 7th, the traveling Taco Takeover festival will bring its tortillas, tequila and general merriment to Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Taco purveyors from Tacolicious, Olla Cocina, Tacos El Pelon, and others will be competing for the Best Taco title, while attendees can bob for churros, compete in a Nacho eating contest or just enjoy sampling the goods. Tickets start at $59 for General Admission or $75 for VIP, which includes access to an “exclusive guacamole bar.”