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Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday Six: SpoonRocket Delivers "Ham Solos," Bender's Hosts Bikes to Books

Posted By on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 1:15 PM

click to enlarge This BB-8 can be yours for a cool $160. - SPOONROCKET
  • SpoonRocket
  • This BB-8 can be yours for a cool $160.

Plus the contents of the shipping containers that this weekend's storm knocked loose from a ship are revealed, and you will not believe what Kim Kardashian ate.

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May the Forks Be With You: SpoonRocket's Star Wars Menu
Later this week (Thursday and Friday, Dec. 17-18), SpoonRocket's couriers will deliver a special Star Wars menu, with items like a C-3POreo Cupcake, Peanut Butter Wookiee Cookies, and a Country-Baked "Ham Solo." Everything is $5.95-$11.95 with a $2.75 flat delivery fee within San Franisco ($2.50 in the East Bay.) If you really want to party like you just blew up the Death Star, you can also get an app-enabled, $159.99 BB-8 droid. It'll hang out with you for an hour per charge and pay close attention via voice commands.

Bikes to Books at Bender's
This Wednesday, Dec. 16, the pedal-powered community is gathering at Bender's in the Mission for its annual holiday social, Bikes to Books. Noted cartophile blogger Burrito Justice will be there for this offshoot of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's project of renaming 12 San Francisco streets for literary icons. An updated, expanded map of the route will be available for purchase, too.
Bikes to Books, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7-9 p.m., at Bender's Bar & Grill, 806 South Van Ness, bendersbar.com

Contents of Baker Beach Shipping Container Revealed
Over the weekend, a 19-foot wave knocked some shipping containers off of a cargo vessel headed for Hawaii. Most of them sank, but Baker Beach was strewn with plastic detritus. According to KRON4's Dan Harmon's Facebook page, the shipping container that washed ashore held, of all things, bread.

Greenhouses Are the Future
NPR takes a look at how technologically efficient greenhouses might enable wintertime locavorism on a scale that's currently unimaginable for metropolitan areas where it snows a lot. (An added bonus? Apparently, a lot of urban farms have a serious lead contamination issue.) It's not a magic bullet for the problem of shipping spinach from Arizona to the Upper Midwest in January, however, as greenhouses in the Frost Belt suck a lot of juice.


Alton Brown rails against "uni-taskers," kitchen devices that do only one thing, like a strawberry slicer, meat-handling and -shredding claws that make him feel a little like Wolverine, and "The Veggetti."

Kim Kardashian Ate Her Own Placenta
It's behind a firewall so I didn't bother, but if you're interested, Kim Kardashian has written about eating her own placenta.


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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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