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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday 12: Three Twins Has Sundae Cones

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Plus the Mission gets another upscale market, VICE looks at gentrification in S.F., Taco Bell's pursuit of "perfect" cheese is more intense than you know, and more!

Three Twins Debuts Three Cones
Neal Gottlieb's Three Twins Ice Cream maker has rolled out three new cones: the Sundae Cone (Madagascar Vanilla ice cream, a chocolate-and-peanut topping, in a chocolate-coated cone), Organic Cake Cones, and Organic Sugar Cones. Boxes of three frozen Sundae Cones are $5.99, while the shelf-stable Cake and Sugar Cones come 12 to a box, with a suggested retail price of $3.19 and $4.19.

Starbucks Nixes Booze-Soaked Starbucks Evenings
Your plans to get absolutely goddamn shitfaced at Starbucks have been canceled, unless you leave the city to one of the 30 other Starbucks that sells alcohol at night. According to Hoodline, the city's desire not to permit alcohol in places that don't traditionally sell it, so the three planned Starbucks Evenings locations — where I was totally going to get blackout drunk with all my friends — ain't happening.

An Upscale Food Market Called Foodhall Slated for Valencia and 16th Streets
According to Inside Scoop, a vacant, 2,500-square-foot building at 3100 16th St will shortly get an upscale food market called Foodhall. It sounds like a Bi-Rite, and it'll be open in mid-May.

The Bywater Gets a Patio

Granted, it's All The Way Down There, but I went to The Bywater (532 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos) a few weeks ago and fell in love hard. It was smaller than I imagined, but now they're adding an outdoor patio with 18 seats plus five more at the bar. Hurray for outdoor dining!

Blackbird Hosts a Crafty Bazaar on Sunday, April 24
Ten or more vendors will set up in Blackbird (2124 Market) in a few weeks for a day of woodworking, ceramics, candy, and more. On Sunday, April from 2-6 p.m., look for Stevie Wicks, The Nomad Collection, Searoon Succulents, and more. Naturally, Blackbird will serve beer, wine, and cocktails.

Maps of the Monterey Bay Seafloor
Just a cool map, really, via The Map Room. [Insert smiling octopus emoji]


Vice Looks at Gentrification in S.F.
And they go to Harvey's and to La Taqueria to talk Mission-style burritos. Apparently, the day before the Super Bowl someone from New York flew here, bought 28 burritos, and flew home.

Airport Drug-Sniffing Dogs Suck at Their Jobs (But They're Still So Cute)
You probably shouldn't read this if you're thinking of packing MDMA in an Altoids tin and flying to Coachella, but according to Atlas Obscura, most drug-sniffing dogs in the U.K. find a lot of cheese and meat, and very little cocaine and heroin.

Licentious Homosexuals of Prohibition
Also via Atlas Obscura, here's a great look at what LGBT nightlife was like back in the 1920s during the "Pansy Craze." Read on for more about Francis Renault, the Last of the Red Hot Poppas, and Gladys Bentley, "a 250-pound, masculine, dark skinned lesbian, who performed all night long in a white tuxedo and top hat. Bentley, a talented pianist with a magnificent, growling voice

Taco Bell's Quest for Perfect Cheese
Chipotle's loss is Taco Bell's gain, and the chain — which is about to enter China — has a lot riding on the Quesalupa, which was apparently very hard to design.

Ted Cruz Came Home From His Honeymoon, Bought 100 Cans of Soup
According to Gawker, anyway. This guy ... he just ain't right.

The Guy Who Sang "Frosted Lucky Charms, They're Magically Delicious" Is Dead at 93

The New York Times remembers Arthur Anderson, who wasn't Irish, played opposite Orson Welles in a 1937 production of Julius Caesar set in fascist Italy, and had a small part in Midnight Cowboy.
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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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