Amazon to add third Amazon Go downtown
Amazon Go will open a third destination of its app-driven, cashier-less store at 575 Market Street. A date for opening isn’t yet known, though representatives say it’s “coming soon.” It’s located directly in front of a Montgomery BART station entrance, and exactly 03. miles from its first location at 300 California Street and 0.2 miles from its second location at 98 Post Street. All locations sell grab-and-go food items from restaurants like Dosa and La Boulangerie, that rely on Amazon’s app, sensors, and cameras to detect and ring up.
Flood update: Affected businesses band together
Following catastrophic floods along the Russian River last week, local businesses are assessing damages and starting the cleanup. The Barlow, a multi-business complex in Sebastopol, was flooded, as was neighboring Pax Wines. Neighboring restaurants Lowell’s, newly-opened Fern Bar, Handline, Ramen Gajiin, and Woodfour Brewing donated 20 percent of proceeds over the weekend to rebuilding efforts. Sandwich star Farmer’s Wife also experienced flooding in its new cafe. Stay tuned for more opportunities to support flooded businesses (or just head up for a meal soon).
No surprises (or reviews for abusers) here
In her first newsletter, new SF Chronicle critic Soleil Ho says she won’t be reviewing restaurants run by chefs who have committed acts of sexual violence. That includes restaurants owned by disgraced chef Charlie Hallowell, who was accused of sexual harassment by over 30 former employees. Hallowell still owns Pizzaiolo and recently opened Western Pacific in Berkeley.
Manresa Bread hosts Thai food pop-up
Hanloh Thai Food is heading to Manresa Bread’s new Campbell cafe for a pop-up on Wednesday, March 13 from 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. Manresa alum Lalita Kaewsawang is bringing her Thai comfort food to the cafe for one night only, featuring crispy rice salad with mango and citrus, pork noodles, and sandwich collaborations from Kaewsawang, Manresa Bread head baker/partner Avery Ruzicka, and chef Karen Lujan on the bakery’s own loaves.