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An SF Celebrity Invests in Vegan Food and His Hometown

Plus, Mountain Winery’s concert series goes on sale, and more intel

Toriano Gordon in front of his new permanent location of Vegan Mob Vegan Mob

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  • SF’s unofficial uncle, actor Danny Glover, has embraced a meat- and dairy-free lifestyle in recent years. Now he’s helping out Vegan Mob, the Oakland-based vegan restaurant with a hip-hop vibe. SFGate caught up with the star recently as he filmed a commercial for Vegan Mob, titled Lethal Vegan Pt. 2. He’s also come on as an investor as the restaurant expands, and will be a partner in the Los Angeles location slated to open next summer. It’s a nice vignette of a star who grew up in San Francisco and is dedicated to helping it thrive. [SFGate]
  • DoorDash is now delivering snacks for your furry best friend, in addition to your late-night pizza orders. The food delivery app, which is headquartered in San Francisco, is teaming up with PetSmart to deliver pet supplies and other items on-demand. NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is launching the whole shebang with his doodle pup Asher.
  • Concerts are back, baby, and an eclectic mix of artists are on the newly announced schedule for Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Little Big Town, Indigo Girls, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Gogol Bordello are just a few of the musical acts that will descend on Saratoga over the summer. Ease into live music with wine in hand; tickets go on sale Friday, June 18.
  • Now that mask restrictions have lifted, it’s a whole new world out there — except, of course, that the virus still exists, and not everyone is vaccinated. How to navigate grocery shopping at your favorite stores like Trader Joe’s is going to be a little bit of a guessing game until things settle down. Here’s some of what you can expect out there in the world of groceries, and how to navigate it. [SF Chronicle]
  • Travel is ALSO back on the table, and after a year of pent up wanderlust, there’s no time to waste. Eater has launched its epic travel hub with guides to everything from Oaxaca to Yellowstone, and it’s truly worth a read as you plan your summer. Check it all out here. [Eater]

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500 Lake Park AveOakland,, Oakland, CA

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