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Rita’s Italian Ice Opening in Alameda and More A.M. Intel

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Rita’s arrives in Alameda this fall, just in time for Bay Area summer

Pennsylvania-founded frozen treats purveyor Rita’s is setting up shop in Alameda this fall, nicely timed to the local sunny season. The chain is known for its frozen custard and signature Italian ices, which true fans call by the OG regional name “water ice.” The location, the closest one yet to San Francisco, is the South Shore Center (523 South Shore Center West, Alameda).

Cheese truck melts down on 680

A truck carrying hundreds of pounds of frozen cheese caught fire on a stretch of Bay Area road Monday morning, and while no injuries were reported, the event can still be described as tragic. It’s unclear how the truck caught fire, but it pulled off 680 near the off-ramp to Highway 262, where the Fremont Fire department was able to extinguish the blaze, though not before it became a fondue truck.

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City Counter adds chicken pot pie dinner

From 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, new-but-retro Financial District luncheonette City County is introducing chicken pot pie dinners to eat in or take out. That’s during their happy hour, so pie plus a glass of happy hour wine, which equals dinner, will run $21. If you’re fleeing downtown, you can also get that pie to go for $15 to heat up at home.

Say ’ello to Eater London

Headed across the pond? Look no further for food news and dining guides than Eater’s new London site. It’s run by editor Adam Coghlan (Evening Standard Food Magazine, London Restaurant Festival), and he’s already compiled a list of the city’s best restaurants, the Eater 38 Essential London Restaurants for Summer ‘17.

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