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SF Restaurants Take a Stand for Charity, and More A.M. Intel

Five things to start your Friday

Tartine Manufactory
Tartine Manufactory
Patricia Chang

San Francisco coffee shops band together for the ACLU

This being a sanctuary city and all, San Francisco coffee shops are showing off their liberal side and throwing support the American Civil Liberties Union’s way. Specifically, when Boba Guys opens its Fillmore store tomorrow at 12 p.m., all proceeds will benefit the ACLU. Plus, coffee site Sprudge has recruited 400 coffee shops across the nation to donate proceeds to the organization this weekend, and will match up to $500 from each shop. Participating here in SF are Blue Bottle (all locations), Tartine Manufactory, Wrecking Ball, Sightglass, Andytown, Pinhole, Four Barrel, and Saint Frank.

Stones Throw partners with Tosca Cafe for charity

In other charity news, Stones Throw is starting its Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm series back up for 2017, kicking things off with Tosca Cafe. On Monday, February 27, the two restaurants will team up at Stones Throw to cook a dinner benefitting Meals on Wheels SF. It’s the fourth year of the series, and last year’s dinners raised over $30,000 for Old Skool Cafe. You can grab tickets to the $60, five-course evening here.

Tacos Oscar

Tacos Oscar for Planned Parenthood

Excellent East Bay taco purveyor Tacos Oscar will be posting up at Doña Tomas on Sunday, February 5 for a Planned Parenthood benefit. All proceeds from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. will benefit PP, and dishes include carnitas tacos, beef barbacoa tacos, vegan butternut squash tacos, and vegan Peruvian beans as a side. There will also be a silent auction including items such as restaurant gift certificates and painting lessons.

Some housekeeping announcements for Over Proof

Now that it’s been open for nearly two weeks, ABV’s new upstairs spirits bar Over Proof has made a few operational changes. There will now be one seating at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights only, and the price has gone down to $66 per person (from $80), including tax and gratuity.

One Market got a makeover

In honor of its 24th anniversary, One Market has gotten makeover tips from Arcanum Architecture, and has repainted, added new wallpaper and lighting, as well as new tables. It’s showing off its new look right this very second.