Closures: Pinkie's Bakery, The Advocate in Berkeley

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Photo from Pinkie’s Bakery.

It was already a bummer to learn that ~PINKIE’S BAKERY~ in SoMa had closed, and now owner Cheryl Storms has closed the Bernal Heights shop too. Thanks for all the treats over the years! (Via Eater.) 833 Cortland Ave. at Gates.

Meanwhile, across the Bay, Nosh reports ~THE ADVOCATE~ in Elmwood has closed. Owners John Paluska and Andrew Hoffman (they are also behind the successful Comal in Berkeley) decided to close it after being open for a little bit over a year and have put the restaurant and the business up for sale. 2635 Ashby Ave. at College, Berkeley.