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- After greater than a yearlong hiatus, meals vans are rolling again downtown subsequent week, scheduled to coincide with California’s official June 15 reopening. Lamas Peruvian Truck, Bacon Bacon, and Rice Bucket might be among the many choices when Off the Grid launches its meals truck spots at Salesforce Tower (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Levi Plaza (Tuesday via Wednesday), in addition to additional south in Menlo Park (Wednesday solely). Extra meals vans are set to hitch the rotation within the coming weeks.
- San Francisco–based mostly chocolate firm Dandelion Chocolate laid off quite a lot of employees members and made cuts to remaining workers’ hours and pay final week, as first reported by SFist. The cuts observe a unionization effort earlier this year, with workers in search of to deal with pay, employees’ security, and a failure by administration to deal with employees considerations. Union organizers say the layoffs had been focused, claiming that each one laid-off staffers had been members of the organizing committee, and mentioned they plan to file an unfair labor observe cost with the Nationwide Labor Relations Board. The company has responded by saying the reductions had been purely economical, and that these impacted by layoffs and cuts included each union supporters and never. [SFist, SF Chronicle]
- Forthcoming superb eating restaurant Osito is lastly set to make its Mission debut, experiences the SF Chronicle, with tickets now on sale for October 15 via the tip of 2021. Initially deliberate as a communal, live-fire eating expertise serving 15-course tasting menus for $200, chef and proprietor Seth Stowaway has since scratched the communal half, and shifted the menu to 10 or so rounds of greater than 20 dishes for $295. All cooking will nonetheless happen over a dwell fireplace, and the restaurant, at 2875 18th Avenue, will open with a separate cocktail bar serving Tex-Mex snacks. [SF Chronicle]
- The founding father of Boavida Cafe is leaving the espresso store on the finish of June, citing “a vital separation of the silent enterprise partnership behind it” and months of negotiations. Andrea de Francisco, who beforehand owned Cafe St. Jorge in Bernal, first opened Boavida Cafe within the Outer Sundown in 2019, and it shortly grew right into a thriving Portuguese egg tart destination. Whereas she’s not introduced subsequent steps, de Francisco says she’s open to pursuing new ventures, together with consulting for small companies.
- Berkeley Mediterranean restaurant Lalime’s is not going to return in any type, reports Berkeleyside, with homeowners of the 35-year-old staple citing a mix of pandemic-induced losses and their want to retire. Regardless of hope for brand spanking new homeowners to take over the enterprise, actual property investor Ito Ripsteen has purchased the constructing and plans to renovate and change the restaurant, albeit with one which “will honor the legacy of Lalime’s,” he instructed Berkeleyside. [Berkeleyside]