THE MISSION—Coffee lovers and/or taxidermy aficionados may be interested to know that Four Barrel Coffee will be offering tours of its facility this Saturday. According to 7x7, you can book reservations online and then show up at 11am for the tour with Jeremy Tooker, followed by a "cupping' with the master." That there's coffee talk for "tasting." [7x7]
OAKLAND—Oliveto's new and improved cafe made it just in time for College Avenue's annual "Picnic in the Street" festival. It takes place this Sunday, admission is free, and in addition to usual wine/food offerings, Joey Altman and Janet Fletcher will be among those in attendance. All kinds of further info at KQED. [BAB]
NEW YORK CITY—Think local restaurants that tack on surcharges because of the health care ordinance is bad? Look at what's happening at one Manhattan supermarket: "The latest sign of the rising cost of everything greets shoppers at the registers of Eli's fine-food warehouse on the Upper East Side like a slap with a wet fish. 'Attention customers,' the sign reads. 'An energy surcharge of 1.8 percent will be added to every purchase.'" [NYT]
WINE COUNTRY—CBS has a quick little update on the ongoing harvest, and so far the same line—smaller yield, encouraging quality—is being thrown around: "So far, it looks like the crop will be smaller than usual but the fruit that is coming in is good, said Karen Ross, president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers. 'Last week was crazy, reds and whites were coming in,' Ross said Wednesday. 'This week has slowed down, but it's still going at a fairly good pace in the (Central California) valley.'" [CBS]
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