Posts Tagged ‘CupCake’

Ennui Overload: Two Cako Stores Right Across From Each Other at the Metreon Food Court – $3.50 for a Cupcake?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

I’ll tell you, I think San Francisco has had just about enough of the expensive cupcakes.

I’ll tell you, I think that these brand-new Cako outlets will not be with us for all that long.

Cako Creamery:

Cako Bakery:

Just saying…

UC Berkeley’s Diversity Cupcake Sale 2011 is All Over – Comes Now Taiwanese NMA-TV With a Sensitive Portrayal

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Or not:

“Affirmative action has always been a touchy subject in California, a state with many high achieving white and Asian students. In 1996, California residents passed Proposition 209, which prohibited public schools from considering race in the admissions process. After Proposition 209, the number of Asians in the elite UC college system surged. But now, a California legislator has put forward Bill SB 185, which would allow public universities to consider race. The Berkeley College Republicans fear the effects this bill might have on the UC system. They hosted a “diversity” bake sale to protest the possible effects of the law. Will the bill go through? Maybe – but some foresee it being vetoed next month.

Check out NMA’s latest video on the Berkeley Bake Sale:

http://www.nma.tv/berkeley-bake-sale-proposition-209-sb-185/

Should “That Takes The Cake” Cupcakes on Union Be Allowed to Offer Group-On Type Deals Anymore?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I don’t know, LivingSocial has this deal today, but isn’t this the same store that had major problems last year with a Group-On offer they had?

Yes it is.

Hey, That Takes the Cake Store, weren’t you guys acting pretty cheesily last year? Aren’t you horrible local businesspeople? Yes and yes.

They were horribly rude about redeeming my Groupon. I can tell from other reviews that I’m not the only one. The whole point of participating in Groupon as a loss leader is to get new customers to try you, and come back. By treating me like shit, you just ate $20 only to ensure I will never return. Nice work. This city is practically infested with cupcake places; I don’t need to patronize one with awful customer service. Also, their “cocktail” cupcakes are GROSS. Blech.”

Karma Police, arrest this store.

P.S. Cupcakes are on their way out, haven’t you heard?

San Francisco Restaurant Community Comes Together to Help Crime Victim – Benefit at Ragazza January 24th

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Haighteration has the story this AM about how the San Francisco restaurant community is coming together to help one of its own, someone who is still reeling from a crime committed late last year:

“In late November, a beloved member of the Ragazza staff, and broader San Francisco restaurant community, was the victim of a terrible crime. To help this individual get back on their feet, Ragazza, along with several other establishments, are hosting a fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the crime victim. Funds will be raised through several sources.”

And check out all the local businesspeople who are contributing, below.

“1. On Monday, January 24, Ragazza will donate 100% of sales proceeds to this cause. For this evening, Ragazza will hold an intimate benefit dinner, with a special menu designed by Chef Sharon Ardiana.  The meal will be served family style, with antipasti, salad, pizza, entree and dessert.  Seatings are at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm or 9:00 pm.  The cost is $35/person, including wine, excluding gratuity and tax.  As of 1/13/11, the 7pm seating is sold out.  To make a reservation or to be put on the 7pm waiting list, please email Laurie at laurie@aocsf.com.

2. A variety of items will be auctioned off on eBay, between Friday, January 21st and Monday, January 31st. Auction items include special meals at notable San Francisco restaurants, cooking lessons, private meals prepared by Bay Area chefs, art, photography, wine and other items. To see all items up for auction or to bid on an item, please visit this link.

3. You may send a cash donation to benefit the victims of this crime. To do so, please send a check made out to our fiscal sponsor, La Cocina, Inc. Please write Ragazza Fundraiser in the memo line so that your contribution goes directly to our cause. Donations may also be made on the evening of January 24 at the restaurant. For your donation to be tax deductible, it will need to be made via check payable to La Cocina, Inc. Donations may be sent to:

La Cocina

2948 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94110-4028

Note that all auction items and donations made via check to La Cocina, Inc. are tax deductible over the fair market value of the item (in the case of auction items). La Cocina is a registered 501c3 organization.

Full details coming soon, along with links to the eBay bid pages once the auction is live (anticipated to be on Friday, January 21).  Here’s a preview of some of the items we will have available for bid…..

Dinner for 8 in your home, cooked by Frances Chef/Owner Melissa Perello.
Italian cooking lesson, wine tasting and dinner for 4 prepared in your home by Chef/Owner of Ragazza, Sharon Ardiana and  Suzanne Drexhage
Dinner for 2, with wine pairings, at your choice of either A16 or SPQR
Wine dinner for 4 at Andalu
Dinner for 2 at Bar Tartine
Chef’s Dinner for 2 at Cafe des Amis, with wine pairings
Customized meal for 2 at Delfina, menu designed by Chef/Owner Craig Stoll
Customized meal for 2 at Flour + Water, menu by Chef/Owner Tom McNaughton, with wine pairing
Wine dinner for 4 at Garibaldi’s
Dinner for 2 at Gialina..and you can go to the head of the line!
Dinner for 4 at Nopa, seated with Chef/Co-Owner Laurence Jossel and Wine Director Chris Deegan
Dinner for 4 at the Chef’s Table of Rotisserie & Wine – meet Tyler Florence and Chef Jeremy Fox
Customized cake by Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake, sized to serve 40 people!
2 dozen cupcakes from Kara’s Cupcakes, delivered by cupcake maven and owner, Kara Lind
Marlowe‘s famous Marlowe burger, delivered to your office w/all the fixin’s…for 8 people
Carnitas dinner for 4, delivered to your door by Nopalito.
Sundae making party for 24 by Bi Rite Creamery
Cocktail making class for 15, along with signed copies of Art of the Bar at Comstock Saloon
Coffee tour/tasting for 6 at Equator Coffees & Teas-  the coffee of Ragazza & The French Laundry
Cooking clases at La Cocina
Poker party for 5 at Le Club….burgers, bourbon or champs, your own dealer & private table
Pizza Politana pizza party for 15 at your home
High end tequila tasting for 4 at Tres Agaves
Margarita party for 20 at your home by Tortilla Heights
A case of mixed Italian red wines, selected by Chamber and Chambers Wine Merchants
Gift certificates to Boulevard18 ReasonsBi Rite MarketOminvore BooksAbsintheLori Anderson Skincare, Pal’s Takeaway SandwichesIncanto and more!
A day of custom photography, with Katie Newburn, photographer
2 custom art pieces by artist Michelle White
50 custom cards/envelopes, designed and printed by Olive-Route letter press.
Custom canvas printing of your favorite photo by photographer, Nick Vasilopoulos
2 hours of custom tattoo work with the amazing Shannon Archuleta
And still more to come……

American Cupcake on Union Street Must be the Girliest Place in San Francisco

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I lasted about 30 seconds at American Cupcake – maybe you could do better than that, I don’t know

The Pleather seats were no picnic and this is how the ceiling looked:

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Kara’s Cupcakes Shows Its Pride in San Francisco

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Kara’s Cupcakes, the San Francisco version of Sprinkles, apparently, went all out to get into Pride 2008 the other day.

Check out the locations in the Marina and Ghirardelli Square to see the brainchild of Kara Lind and maybe you yourself will catch cupcake fever, just like all the rest. Or get a gift card or T-shirt perhaps?

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Will you enjoy the experience as much as these two, who just happened to be caught in this (somewhat crudely Photoshopped) moment of sweet rapture by a roving photojournalist? You can only hope.

See you there.

San Francisco’s Inaugural CupCake Camp a Huge Success

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

It was on in the SOMA area yesterday at Citizen Space. The order of the day was four hours of cupcake presentation and consumption.

It amounted to hundreds of cupcakes matching up with hundreds of eaters in a fun way. Video here and more photos here.

The competition was tough:

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Mmmmm…? Maple bacon.

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Whiteboarding cupcakes:

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Muchas gracias to organizer Ariel Waldman and all those who chipped in.  

See you next year!