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- One of San Francisco’s favorite doughnut slingers, Mochill Mochidonut, is bringing its matcha-glazed, Fruity Pebble–dusted rings to yet another mall, but this time it’s the Stonestown Galleria. The Japantown kiosk, which expanded with a delivery-only operation in the East Bay last year, expects to open the new shop at the mall in September.
- Cole Valley watering hole Kezar Bar & Restaurant is ready for a refresh. Owners announced via Facebook that it will soon close for a remodel; the restaurant’s last day of service is Friday, July 30, with plans to reopen in a few months time when work is completed. The neighborhood destination debuted a new head chef and menu two and a half years ago, but has maintained fan favorites like the burgers, fries, and enchiladas for decades.
- Good news for weary travelers: Bacon Bacon’s lineup of porcine-based breakfast sandwiches will soon be available at SFO for pre-flight fueling. The food truck turned restaurant with a cult following is opening in the airport on July 30, taking over the Terminal 3 space that formerly held a location of Super Duper Burger. No word yet on whether there will be a coin-operated, mechanical pig to ride at the new outpost.
- California can add another wine-growing region to its list: The Palos Verdes Peninsula has been officially designated an American Viticultural Area. On Monday, July 19, the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau will officially designate the region, reports the Mercury News, ending a three-year petitioning effort by area winemakers. It joins the Malibu Coast and Malibu-Newton Canyon as the third viticultural area in Los Angeles County. [Mercury News]