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SantaCon Will Take Over San Francisco in December

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Annual Santacon in San Francisco Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images

SantaCon SF will go down on December 7

SantaCon was founded in San Francisco back in 1994 and was initially an anarchically-intended event inspired by Danish performance art. It’s since evolved into a day-long pub crawl/bacchanalia during with Santa-clad people behave with varying levels of decorum. Curbed SF has confirmed with city officials that the group hasn’t sought a permit to gather in Union Square (or elsewhere), but — with or without permits — the event’s extremely active Facebook page confirms that Saturday, December 7, is the day.

A rendering of the RH Gallery planned for the Village at Corte Madera

A huge new Restoration Hardware in Marin will have a rooftop restaurant

RH Gallery, which is the rebranded name for the furniture chain known as Restoration Hardware, announced this week that it would be opening a three-story, 60,000-square-foot showroom in The Village at Corte Madera, the Marin Independent-Journal reports. Atop the temple to home goods will be a rooftop restaurant and a wine and coffee bar, all operated by the house fittings giant itself. It’s expected to open in early 2020, and might be a peek at what we can expect at Pier 70, where a similar RH monolith has been in the works since 2016.

Up-and-coming food businesses are taking their shots at the Bayview Bistro

KQED has a nice report today on Bayview Bistro, a temporary installment in a vacant lot at 3rd Street and Hudson Avenue. The spot is a proving ground for vendors who aren’t yet in a position to turn their hustle into a full-fledged business, and a slew of new makers — including The Vegan Hood Chefs and Tacos Rodriguez — have just joined the project. The Bistro’s open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SF Weekly is all about the bread

This week’s issue of SF Weekly is focused on bread, with pieces on Arizmendi Bakery, local restaurant bread practices, S+M Vegan’s shaobing flatbread, and a roundup of locally-made non-European breads. Give San Francisco’s only remaining alt-weekly a little bread of the green variety by clicking through and checking those reports out.

The Junket, a well-known El Cerrito deli, is celebrating 40 years in the game

Since 1979, Bruno and Cindy Frisch have been selling imported German and British delicacies, wine, cheese, brats, and deli-style sandwiches at 235 El Cerrito Plaza (in El Cerrito). The pair tells Berkeleyside that area residents predicted that the business would never last, but they just signed another five-year lease on the business. They eventually plan to pass the business on to their son, and at that point, 89-year-old Cindy says, “I’ll just come in less...just a few days a week.”

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