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A Permanent Source of Extra Fluffy Pancakes Is on the Horizon

Plus, Chantal Guillon macarons are back, and more intel

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  • Pancake pop-up Hilda and Jesse has found a new location to serve its menu of exceptional brunch-all-day dishes. It appears to be in North Beach, though chefs Kristina Compton and Rachel Sillcox aren’t quite ready to share further details. One thing is certain: There will be pancakes, fluffy, fluffy, pancakes. Stay tuned for more info as they nail down details.
  • The Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) has created a real tearjerker of a video featuring SF restaurateurs talking about the impact of the pandemic on their businesses. Its launch coincides with SF Restaurant Week, an opportunity for diners and restaurants to jumpstart the reopening process. Give it a look, then support restaurants however you feel most comfortable, by taking out or dining in-person.
  • Fans of Chantal Guillon’s macarons were devastated when it closed last fall. But all of a sudden, the shops of the famed macaron baker are back, though their namesake has retired. It’s now under new ownership, a married couple who want to preserve and continue to grow the brand. For now, the Howard St. and Palo Alto shops are back open, serving the same product that grew a dedicated fanbase over the last 20 years. [SFGate]
  • Almanac Beer Company is launching a national day of action to fight back against recent violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. They’re asking local businesses to take a pledge, and take actions like hosting a pop-up or promoting an AAPI-owned business, donating a portion of profits from the day to a nonprofit, or hosting anti-racism trainings. More than 100 local businesses, from breweries to restaurants to small retail shops, are participating. Check out the full list here, and learn more about how to participate.

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