3. You'd never guess the competitive spirit lurking underneath the
peasant blouses and fluffy beards of the DIY crowd, but it burns
fiercely. Mission Pie has announced the date of its second annual pie contest,
and SFoodie forsees a legion of soft-voiced bakers perfecting their
crust-baking with dozens of practice pies. All failures are welcome at
185 Berry Street, Suite 3700, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
4. Sip o' the week: Rainbow Orchards' unfiltered, unpasteurized cider,
perhaps the only one on sale in S.F. I thought a 1996 E. coli scare had
signaled the death knell for unpasteurized apple juice, but it turns out
that one Northern California orchard has found a way to get it to those
of us who care what real cider tastes like.
5. SFoodie was raised on Franken Berry ads ― not that our mother would ever buy the cereal for us ― and confesses we had no idea that General Mills now only produced the monster cereals around Halloween. Thank you, Alex Hochman, for alerting us to that fact.