A big leagues bakesale
Bluestem Brasserie is hosting its first annual bakesale, dubbed Bake the World a Better Place, on Thursday, September 20. It will feature desserts from 10 local pastry chefs, including Belinda Leong (B. Patisserie), Nicole Krasinski and Kathleen Kwuan (State Bird Provisions and The Progress), and William Werner (Craftsman and Wolves). Tickets cost $45 and will benefit CUESA’s Foodwise Kids program, which empowers elementary school kids to eat healthy.
Wise Sons pops up
San Francisco’s Jewish deli is heading to Anina Friday, September 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wise Sons will be serving matzo ball hush puppies, pastrami banh mi, and challah waffles to go with Anina’s cocktails.
A legendary East Bay winemaker dies
Kent Rosenblum, Alameda’s most famous winemaker and an early champion for Zinfandel, has died unexpectedly from complications following knee surgery at age 74. He founded Rosenblum Cellars in 1978 and Rock Wall Winery in 2008.
Why so many restaurant catch fire
Eater National dives into how grease fires, gas leaks, and faulty wiring lead to blazes at more than 8,000 restaurants — and $200 million in damages — every year. It also discusses the fire that closed Chez Panisse back in 2013.