Zuni and Guittard chocolate host Planned Parenthood fundraiser
Inspired by a similar event in New York City, a group in SF has big plans for a Bake Sale for Planned Parenthood fundraiser this weekend. It’s free and open to the public on Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rose Alley behind Zuni Cafe, where it’s presented by Zuni and Guittard Chocolate. Come by for baked goods by top restaurants and bakeries like Atelier Crenn, Black Jet Baking Co., Boulette’s Larder, Boulevard, Che Fico, Chez Panisse, Frances, Foreign Cinema, LA’s Konbi, Quince, Tartine, and many others. All proceeds from baked goods, raffle tickets, and a silent auction go to Planned Parenthood.
Mezzanine files for bankruptcy to stay open through year’s end
16-year-old SoMa nightclub Mezzanine has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to remain open through the end of the year. News that the club would close broke last year. After a resolution led by SoMa Supervisor Matt Haney passed this summer, the Mezzanine space must remain an entertainment venue, and can’t be rezoned as offices — but its future is far from clear.
Russian River keeps brewing with backup power
Sure, PG&E has cut off power to facilities like Russian River Brewing Company in Windsor, but that’s not stopping them. They’ve rented a massive, two-megawatt backup generator to keep the lights on and the brewery running. Customers are still welcome.
Lemonade stands down in the Sunset
Fast-casual restaurant Lemonade’s largest outpost in SF is closed at 1266 9th Avenue, as Hoodline was first to report. The LA-based chain arrived in SF in 2016, and two locations remain open in town: One in the Metreon and another in West Portal.
Fresh East Bay paneer
A Bay Area couple missed the taste of fresh paneer so much they started an Oakland-based organic company to make the fresh Indian cheese. Berkeleyside has the story of how SĀCH Foods got going: They’re now in local markets like Berkeley Bowl and the Cheese Board.