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Food News: LocoL Opens in West Oakland + Craftsman and Wolves' New Happy Hour

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This week's delicious food news.


LocoL Bakery Opens Friday in West Oakland

LocoL, the project from chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi that aims to provide better food to underserved communities, is opening a bakery this Friday in West Oakland. The bakery will offer buttery "bunzz" with honey, hot sauce, or garlic herb butter, pizza by the pie and the slice, salads, $1 coffee, aguas frescas and more. // Open daily, 8am-8pm 3446 Market St (Oakland), welocol.com


Open Kitchen Series at The Commissary

Every first Monday of the month, The Commissary will host different local chefs to create a special prix-fixe menu based on a specific ingredient. This Monday, April 3rd, chefs Ari Weiswasser (Glen Allen Star), Aaron Meneghelli (FARM at Carneros), and Matthias Merges (Yusho in Chicago) will collaborate on a special dinner of wild mushrooms. It's safe to say there'll be morels on the menu. // $105, Monday, April 3, 101 Montgomery St (Presidio). Reserve here.



La Cocina's Voices From The Kitchen Series

Voices From The Kitchen, La Cocina's latest storytelling installment, will take place next Friday at the Swedish American Hall. This time, the theme will explore race, and will feature stories from writers Bonnie Tsui (NYT, The Atlantic, California Sunday), Todd Kliman (Lucky Peach, The New Yorker), chefs Fernay McPherson (Minnie Bell's), Stephanie Fields (Sugarfoot), Tunde Way (Blackness in America pop-up), and more. // Friday April 7, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 2174 Market St (Duboce Triangle), Get tickets here.


Hitachino Beer & Wagyu Opens on Nob Hil

Hitachino Beer & Wagyu opened in Nob Hill earlier this month. The restaurant offers, you guessed it, Hitachino Beer and Wagyu beef. This is Hitachino's first restaurant in the US, and at the helm is chef Noriyuki Sugie, who was trained at a culinary school in Japan and also cooked at Michelin restaurants in France. They're currently in the soft-opening phase, offering snacks and beer for walk-ins, and a tasting menu for reservations. // Open Tuesdays-Saturday, 4:30 p.m.-midnight, 639 Post St (Lower Nob Hill), hitachinosf.com


Craftsman and Wolves Happy Hour

Craftsman and Wolves has a new happy hour. During the last hour at each of their locations (Mission, Pacific, and Bayview), they'll be offering 50% off all pastries. That's a delicious deal! Each location has different hours, so be sure to check their website. // craftsman-wolves.com



Tartine All-Day Party

Celebrate the launch of Tartine Matriarch Elisabeth Prueitt's newest cookbook Tartine All Day (Ten Speed Press). There'll be small bites from Tartine Manufactory, wine from Uphold Winery, live music from Gaucho Gypsy jazz trio, and of course a book signing. Ticket proceeds benefit the Homeless Prenatal Program. // $10, Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 2900 18th St (Mission). Get tickets here.

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