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Burger King Gives Free Impossible Burgers to Travelers Trapped by Flight Delays

Also: A new Afro-Latino cocktail lounge heads to Oakland

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Burger King Begins Selling Meatless Whopper Across U.S. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Burger King is giving Impossible Burgers to holiday travelers his by delayed flights

San Francisco-based Impossible Foods is at the heart of a new promotion from Burger King called “Delay Your Way,” Ad Week reports. It’s an effort to get users to download the fast food company’s app, it seems, as folks who are flying from today through December 30 must use it to enter the information on their delayed flight, and in return will receive a coupon for a free Impossible Whopper that can be redeemed at any Burger King in the U.S.,(including those at the airport at which the traveler is trapped). As rain is expected to snarl holiday travel across the Bay Area, it’s worth nothing that while SFO has a Burger King in Terminal 3, the one in Oakland’s airport has apparently closed.

César founder Richard Warren Mazzera has died

Berkeleyside has published an obituary for Richard Warren Mazzera, the founder of Berkeley tapas bar César and Richmond’s Assemble Restaurant, who died on December 15 after succumbing to cancer. Mazzera, who briefly worked for musician Jackson Browne before taking a role as business manager of Chez Panisse, “joined the Famille Panisse when we most needed his skills and talents,” Alice Waters, the restaurant’s founder, says. Mazzera “and his wife Terumi were always at our shows with food for the crew,” Browne says, “and often hosted the band at their restaurants after.”

Photos from Pete Buttigieg’s fundraiser at St. Helena’s Hall Wines have leaked online

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg “wined and dined with some of the Bay Area’s wealthiest” Sunday, SF Gate reports, entertaining guests at St. Helena’s Hall Wines inside their “famous wine cave” and beneath “a chandelier featuring 1,500 Swarovski crystals.” The event, which was largely closed to reporters, was hosted by winery founders Craig and Kathryn Hall, who the HuffPost reports are billionaire Democratic donors whose “massive contributions ... helped land Kathryn Hall the ambassadorship to Austria under President Bill Clinton.”

CNN got several of the Bay Area’s biggest female food names together for a “family meal”

CNN brought together Alice Waters, Cecilia Chiang, Dominique Crenn, Tanya Holland, and Gabriela Cámara for an on-camera “family meal” to discuss how they bring “inclusivity and inspiration to both the kitchen and dining room.” According to CNN, the Bay Area is “ an area where female chefs reign,” an assertion that many folks frustrated by the ongoing prominence of male chefs accused of sexual harassment might dispute.

Sobre Mesa, an Afro-Latino cocktail bar, is opening in Oakland

Hoodline reports that AlaMar Kitchen & Bar owner Nelson German is opening Sobre Mesa, a bar focused on (per its website) “refined libations inspired by German’s Dominican roots and African ancestry.” According to a press release sent by the business, it’s expected to open in “early 2020” at 1618 Franklin Street, the former home of the Payback. According to German, his plan is to “start another renaissance for people of color by revealing Oakland’s stylish, sexy side” as “Oakland gave me my first restaurant, and I’ll always be indebted to the city for that.”

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