Updates: Causwells Has Cocktails, TASTE 2021 from Root Division, Dandelion Chocolate, Laptop Robberies


The Brown Derby, on the new cocktail list at Causwells. Photo: Causwells.


Just so you know, ~CAUSWELLS~ in the Marina now has a full liquor license, and lead bartender Ronnie Lopez—along with friend and consultant Elmer Mejicanos—created a new cocktail menu with nine cocktails, offering a little something for everyone, priced $11-$13. 2346 Chestnut St. at Scott.

This year, Root Division’s spring fundraising event, TASTE 2021: SIP+SENSE will be on Thursday April 22nd! This year, it will be a hybrid virtual event, with virtual studio visits, a menu of interactive activities and performances, a sensory experience of food and drink, a silent auction full of art, products, and gift certificates from over 80 local artists and businesses, and more! All proceeds benefit local artists, free art classes for Bay Area youth, and the continued success of Root Division’s unique model for keeping artists working in the heart of San Francisco. Tickets are available at many different levels.

Mission Local has an update that Dandelion Chocolate’s employees are trying to unionize in response to working conditions, wage issues, and more.

Just to give you a heads up, there are reports of laptop robberies happening along Polk Street in Russian Hill. According to posts on Nextdoor, laptops have reportedly been snatched recently from folks sitting outside Split, Saint Frank Coffee, and Nook, in broad daylight. Stay vigilant, folks, and keep the laptop at home.