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New Mochi Doughnut Flavors Are Here to Save the Day

Plus 30 years of Farley’s, and more

An array of colorful mochi doughnuts from Third Culture Bakery
Doughnuts from Third Culture Bakery
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Spring brings new mochi doughnut flavors

Third Culture Bakery, known for its toothsome butter mochi donuts and muffins, is giving everyone a reason to stay strong during Mercury in retrograde with a new lineup of seasonal flavors. Strawberries and cream, Vietnamese coffee, buko pandan, piña colada, saffron honey and pistachios, and blood orange will be available starting March 15 at the bakery’s Berkeley cafe (2701 Eighth Street, Berkeley), and various coffee shops in the Bay Area. Mochi waffle flavors will be a sweet creme brulee mochi waffle, topped with pastry cream and a burnt sugar crust, and a savory cheese and kimchi option with melty chunks of cheese and kimchi by Kimchee Jeanius.

30 years of Farley’s

The local coffee shop is celebrating three decades in business on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, at its Potrero Hill location (there’s also a location in Oakland). An excellent alternative to green beer, Farley’s is hosting a big ol’ party with music, food, commemorative merchandise, and a raffle of items donated by neighborhood businesses, with proceeds going to the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. It’s happening all day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bay Area magazines are alive and well

Though big print magazines like Sunset and SF Mag are radically changing their models to keep up with the changing media landscape, smaller publishers are doing well, according to the SF Chronicle. Whetstone and Toothache are two of the most successful, both run by restaurant industry veterans. Read more here, and then go buy them.

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