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- The tourist-friendly Ferry Building location of Gott’s Roadside will play host to two Milk Bar pop-ups this summer, as part of the company’s efforts to test potential markets for new locations. Bay Area fans of the New York-founded bakery chain’s cookies, cakes, pies, and soft serve can reserve their spot to attend the SF “National Birthday Do-Over” parties, July 31 and August 1, where a special Milk Bar/Gott’s collaboration item will also be unveiled.
- The future of John Shelsta’s seven-year old pastry pop-up, Love for Butter, is up in the air now that the Palo Alto restaurant Shelsta has been baking out of during the pandemic has reopened. Love for Butter will go on hiatus at the end of July, reports the SF Chronicle, while the acclaimed pastry chef decides whether to cease operations entirely or pursue his own bakery. Shelsta’s kouign amann, croissants, and brioche tarts will be available to pickup at Tono Coffee Project in Palo Alto through the end of the month. [SF Chronicle]
- A famed Los Angeles deli’s latkes, corned beef, matzah ball soup, and most importantly, pickles, are now available to the Peninsula and South San Jose, thanks to a partnership with — you guessed it — DoorDash. Items from Canter’s Deli, as prepared at DoorDash Kitchens in Redwood City, are available for pickup or delivery to customers in Atherton, Belmont, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Woodside. [Mercury News]
- The post-lockdown return of Oakland’s beloved monthly arts and food festival, First Fridays, has been called off. KQED reports that the Oakland Police Department is charging the nonprofit behind the festival $24,000 to send officers to each event, the first time they’ve charged fees for security in the festival’s seven year history. First Fridays have long served as an opportunity for up-and-coming food vendors to reach the public; as a result of the fees, it will remain on pause indefinitely, organizers say. [KQED]
- In significant news for San Francisco restaurant and bar workers reliant on public transit, the city will expand BART service hours next month, keeping the system running until midnight Monday through Saturday, beginning August 2.