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- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors met Thursday, June 10 to discuss implementing a permanent cap on what third-party delivery apps — like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats — can charge restaurants, and it’s moving forward, with a vote anticipated next week. The legislation would make a 15-percent cap on fees permanent, a measure that was adopted on a temporary basis in 2020, while allowing restaurants to sign a separate marketing agreement with the companies for other services. The supervisor behind the proposal, Aaron Peskin, was not present for the meeting, however — the same day, he announced he was entering alcohol treatment following complaints about his behavior and allegations that he was under the influence during recent board meetings. Peskin, the board’s longest-serving member, has also added amendments and delayed making parklets permanent, which was discussed earlier this week and is scheduled for a vote on June 22. [SF Chronicle]
- The chefs behind pan-African ghost kitchen the Bussdown in Oakland are working on a new concept, and they’re previewing it with a series of monthly supper club dinners kicking off on Sunday, June 27. OKO, from chefs Solomon Johnson and Mike Woods, will serve an eight-course tasting menu built to highlight the African and Afro-Latino diaspora at a loft space in Oakland’s Melrose neighborhood, before taking the monthly series on the road to Napa, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. (so far). Johnson and Woods have plans beyond the supper club — they are planning OKO as a fine-dining restaurant to open in 2022. The first dinner will have two seatings of 25 guests each at 3 and 7 p.m., with tickets starting at $165 per person. Tickets can be purchased via Tock.
- Cafe Ohlone, the world’s first and only Ohlone restaurant, lost its former space in Berkeley last July when the bookstore it resided in shuttered, but now, a full-service restaurant on the UC Berkeley campus is taking shape. During a webinar Thursday with UC Berkeley professor Kent Lightfoot, owners Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino confirmed that the new Cafe Ohlone is set to open November 2021 in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, as first reported by Berkeleyside. [Berkeleyside]
- See’s Candies, long headquartered in San Francisco but founded in Los Angeles, turned 100 years old this week, having made it through the Great Depression, World War II, a recession, and a pandemic. The nostalgic candy company, now owned by investor Warren Buffet, enters its centennial year with recent debuts of new shops in Southern California and Las Vegas — making a grand total of 251 shops over its 100 years in business. [Mercury News]