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Expensive SF Open Houses are One Man’s Free Buffet

The bigger the asking price, the better the spread

Home Prices Rise Sharply In May Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The open house gourmet

There’s at least one way to “take advantage of San Francisco’s tragically lopsided housing market.” One writer (for Vice, of course) went to a slew of open houses for the city’s multi-million dollar homes with no intention — or means — of buying a home, instead grabbing as much free grub as possible and getting out. “I’m not talking about bowls of individually wrapped Lifesavers here,” the writer explains. “These are multi-million-dollar listings, and the high-society agents who sell them expect spreads to match.” Whatever works!

James Beard Foundation’s Taste America tour

The James Beard Foundation is kicking off its sixth annual traveling Taste America series, which starts in September in New Orleans and wends its way to San Francisco for October 26-27 with visiting All-Star Abe Conlon and local All-Star Val Cantu. More info on tour dates here.

Randall Museum’s Cafe Josephine opens

The family-focused Randall Museum atop SF’s scenic Corona Heights, which reopened recently after a 9 million renovation, has now opened its cafe, named for museum founder Josephine Randall. Get up there for coffee and lunch with local ingredients from family-owned cafe operator Satchel

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Panchitas opens around the corner from Panchitas #2

Panchitas Pupuseria #2 on 16th Street, a late night Salvadoran savior of many, has spread its wings around the corner with another Panchitas that’s now open in the former Thai House space at 530 Valencia.

Humphry Slocombe heads to LA

Your friends in LA are about to learn the secret to excellent ice cream flavor “secret breakfast.” SF creamery Humphry Slocombe is opening its first LA scoop shop in Venice on Abbot Kinney Boulevard on August 18th.

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