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• Robbers broke into Sunset District business Pineapple King Bakery twice on the morning of Sunday, March 31. The owners told police that the first break-in occurred at 3:30 a.m. and that the individuals involved returned at 5 a.m. The robbers damaged the store and took an iPad and other items. A GoFundMe site is set up to help raise money to repair the shop and install more security measures. Meanwhile, Pineapple King Bakery released photos and videos from the break-in and asked its followers to call the San Francisco Police Department Taraval station’s anonymous tip line at (415) 242-9753 with any relevant information.
• Upcoming bar and restaurant Understory seeks to put workers first in its space. According to the website, the founders are “... building a worker-led restaurant model and vision centering consensus-based worker leadership.” The menu draws from the backgrounds of the volunteers and employees running the kitchen, with dishes that include Moroccan, Filipino, Mexican influences, among others. Located at 528 8th Street in Oakland, Understory will open on Sunday, March 28. [Hoodline]
• Abyssinian restaurant Awazi Kitchen took over the former Siam Bay space at 1009 Clay Street in Oakland, where it will offer dishes like doro way, beef tibs, kategna, and more. [Hoodline]
• Uno Dos Tacos and downtown locations of Super Duper Burgers will give you free food for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In order to get the gratis chips and salsa (Uno Dos Tacos) or fries (Super Duper Burgers), customers must post a photo of themselves at a vaccine site with the hashtag #covidvaccine on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and show it to the cashier when ordering.
• North Beach tapas restaurant Red Window is set to open Friday, March 26. What makes this Spanish plate unique? Patrons can purchase snacks by the bite. Pintxos start at $3 per bite. Red Window only has a beer and wine license, so the cocktails come with sherry or other substitutes and not liquor. Frasier Crane would be pleased. [SF Chronicle]