Valentine's Day can feel downright plastic-wrapped. If you're in a relationship, you don't need sweatshop roses or a Twilight box set to tell your boyfriend that you love him, or ask forgiveness from your wife for being a dick. And if you're not with somebody, the need to land a date can fill you with the kind of desperation that rules in cougar land.
It's time for a rethink. It's time for One Love.
On Sun., Feb. 13, we at SFoodie are throwing our first-ever benefit, a bake sale called One Love: Because You Are Your Own Valentine. Instead of blowing the bank on some stilted play for romance, be good to yourself. Head on over to La Victoria from noon to 4 p.m. and pick up a collection of baked goods from some of SFoodie's favorite pastry shops:
Tell Tale Preserve Co., Goody Goodie, Pinkie's Bakery, Mission Minis, Sweet Adeline Bakeshop they and others are donating treats suitable for celebrating the fact that you are, in fact, your own best Valentine. Munch on site with a cup of La Victoria's De La Paz coffee, or pack some up to go.
Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved, 100 percent of all sales will go to the San Francisco City Clinic, which provides free or low-cost sexual and reproductive health services to everyone ― rich, poor, LGBT, straight, no questions asked. Because, in the words of RuPaul, "If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?"
Can we get an "Amen" up in here?
One Love Bake Sale
When: Sun., Feb. 13, noon-4 p.m.
Where: La Victoria Mexican Bakery and Cafe, 2937 24th St. (at Alabama); bake sale is cash only