Coast Guard families returning the favor
Coast Guard Families who received assistance from the SF-Marin Food Bank during the government shutdown in January are giving thanks, now that the shutdown is over, by volunteering at the food bank tomorrow, Saturday March 16. “We’re the ones who usually respond to those in need, so the kindness and generosity shown by the Food Bank was really touching,” Kristy Martin, president of the North Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club, said according to a release. “The food really helped sustain our Coast Guard community during a time of great need. Now it’s our turn to give back by volunteering.” At least 42 people have signed up for a shift at the food Bank’s big new Marin facility.
St. Patrick’s Day cometh
Look the hell out, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and street closures for parties, parades, and presumable debauchery are on their way. Curbed has all the closures to know about, from the Irish Bank Bar’s block party on Harlan Street between Mark Lane and Grant to the official festival at Civic Center.
Snowy Plover goes green
Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, San Francisco’s Irish influenced cafe and bakery, Andytown, is celebrating with a green version of their signature coffee drink, a Snowy Plover. It’s their espresso, Pellegrino, a little sweetener, and a big dollop of cream (that’s green for this weekend only).
Pot o’ Gold
One more edible seasonal promotion that’s actually an edible: Pot candy company Kiva, popular for its little blueberry and coffee bean edible bites, has a gold-covered version for St. Patrick’s day called Pot O’ Gold Terra Bites. The limited run item is flavored with chocolate and peppermint