The East Bay's Charles Chocolates
(6529 Hollis at 65th St., Emeryville) is throwing open the doors tomorrow for its annual open house with tours, sneak eats and previews of upcoming holiday confections, chocolate decorating, and even a movie. The featured flick is Kung Fu Panda
, showing in the Charles Chocolate parking lot at 7:30 p.m. (bring your own seat and/or blanket and bundle up). The FiDi lunch truck Kung Fu Tacos
(get the cute tie-in?) will be there, serving up Asian fusion tacos starting at 5 p.m. All of Charles' birthday festivities are complimentary, but reservations are needed. RSVP for the open house at Brown Paper Tickets
. To RSVP for the movie, go here
After five years, Charles "Chuck" Siegel has come a long way from crafting confections at the S.F. Jewish Community Center. If you've never tried it before, do taste his hot chocolate. It's a thick, rich, sensual treat.