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Electric Scooters Are Back In SF

Skip And Scoot Are Ready For Primetime
by Megan Rose Dickey, 10.13.18. Click for Full Article



Given the number of scooters Scoot is allowed to deploy, the company chose a relatively concentrated area in which to deploy them, Keating told me. Another consideration for location deployment came down to the number of hills in the area since “it’s not really a San Francisco hill-climbing machine,” as well as ensuring it’s serving an area that’s traditionally under served. And that’s how it landed on the Bayview, where Scoot hosted a media event on Friday.

“Part of the reason we’re here is that we teamed up with this group called the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center,” Keating said. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, which has been around for 33 years, helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

“The thought is we want to hire from the communities that we operate in,” Keating said. “And so we wanted to basically make some connections down here and let folks here know that if they want to work on electric vehicles and be part of that kind of green economy that we’re hiring.”

Warriors Sign On Local Food Vendors For New Chase Center

Soul food, Filipino fare, and dumplings will all appear when it opens in 2019
by Ellen Fort, 10.10.18. Click for Full Article

Sarap Shop

428 11th St, San Francisco, CA

A Filipino-American food truck serving comfort food with thoughtful, healthy options. Much of the menu is vegan, with options like tofu sisig alongside more traditional pork belly adobo.



Yvonne’s Southern Sweets

2302, 5128 3rd St, San Francisco, CA

Another sweet Bayview vendor, Yvonne Hines makes southern sweets like pecan brittle, old school butter cookies, miniature lemon pies, and sweet potato and pecan pies.

BOUG Creole Deli

4101 3rd St, San Francisco, CA

Known for her craby cake po’boys and Lousiana-inspired dishes at her Bayview restaurant, Boug Creole Deli, chef Tiffany Carter is bringing her style of soul food to the big time.



Entrepreneurial Risks Reap Rewards For Gig Economy Women

by AP, 10.9.18. Click For Full Article



1325-B Evans Ave, San Francisco, CA

Reina knew that she had great party-organizing skills but had never taken the leap to turn her hobby into a career. “A friend from the neighborhood where I grew up (in Bayview) told me about a Women’s Entrepreneurship program starting up at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, and that with my talent it would be a great idea for me to come check it out,” Reina explains. She enrolled in the classes in hopes of making her dream a reality. Now, two years later, Reina is founder and CEO of PartyHapps.



Inside Oakland’s Mid-Century Dinner Party-Inspired Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

The [bar] menu emphasizes spirit-forward cocktails using house-made tinctures and syrups as well as foraged garnishes, all served from eclectic — often gold-embellished — vintage glassware. […]

[The chefs] devoured cookbooks from the 1950s and 1960s, acknowledging that most of the dishes don’t immediately excite but finding inspiration in how home cooks were beginning to embrace the idea of global cuisine.

Paula Tejeda: ¡Desde Chile Lindo con amor!

by AP [Translated from Spanish], 9.26.18. Click For Full Article


Chile Lindo

2944 16th St, San Francisco, CA

[Paula Tejeda], founder of the Chile Lindo project, [is] preparing for one of her most ambitious productions: the first edition of “Chilean Cinema in San Francisco”[…].

It all started [when she opened her] empanadaria in San Francisco in 1995. Paula is from a Chilean family, born in New York and raised between both countries, and grew up with a wide knowledge of both cultures.[…]

As the store acquired fame in the cosmopolitan city, Paula shaped the other edge of her enterprise, promoting concerts, generating networks through her newsletter, promoting cycles and conferences linked to Chilean creativity.

The 21 Best Fried Chicken Dishes in San Francisco

Where to find everyone’s favorite comfort food
by Ellen Fort, Daisy Barringer, & Stefanie Tuder , 8.7.18. Click For Full Article

3. Brenda’s Meat & Three

919 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA

Unlike most closely guarded fried chicken recipes, you can actually get your hands on the secret recipe at Brenda’s French Soul Food. While the crispy chicken is always served with the famous cream biscuit and collard greens, sister spot Brenda’s Meat & Three sets itself apart with a choice of three glorious sides. Whichever location you choose, you’ll be getting legit Southern buttermilk fried chicken that tastes exactly like what you’re imagining right now. (AKA: perfection.)

12. Rusty’s Southern

750 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA

Sweat tea brined fried chicken is always a good choice at chef Rusty Olson’s clean, cozy, dependable Southern joint. Don’t bother telling the folks waiting in line for the (really great!) brunch at Brenda’s down the block a ways — just head over to Rusty’s and get a chicken biscuit brunch for yourself.


19. Little Skillet

360 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA

If there’s something wrong about eating fried chicken and waffles on a loading dock in an alleyway, then you don’t want to be right. Just follow the smell of sweet waffles to the small window where there’s bound to be a line of fried chicken fanatics waiting to get their fix.


20. Frisco Fried

5176 3rd St, San Francisco, CA

The motto of this Bayview Hunter’s Point soul food joint is “fried with pride” and once you bite into their mouthwatering fried chicken, you’ll taste that it’s true. Every piece is fried to order, so if you’re in a rush, call ahead. Get ’em by the piece (up to 20 pieces) or make it a dinner pack with sides and muffins.


21. Auntie April’s Chicken & Waffles

4618 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 643-4983

Open every day of the week, Auntie April’s is dedicated to serving up some of SF’s best fried chicken. The chicken and waffles is a signature move, offering choice of original, cinnamon or buckwheat waffles, and chicken (leg, thigh, wing, breast). Also available sans waffle, and in sandwich form, don’t forget to snag a side like blackeyed peas, collard greens or mac-n-cheese.

25 Ways to Chase Your Perfect Bay Area Summer

by Tony Bravo & Laura Compton, 7.17.18. Click For Full Article

Traveler Surf and Swim Club

5450 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA

[T]he 1½-year-old club/surf shop founded by couple Rel Lavizzo-Mourey and Julie Cox, markets itself as a kind of base camp for out-of-town day visitors looking for a place to shower and clean up post-beach, and then linger to enjoy the funky, low-key atmosphere of the club’s enclosed patio. […]

Located in a strip mall just a five-minute walk from Linda Mar Beach, Traveler’s California coastal boho decor is a little Big Sur in the ’70s with a dash of cool Mexican folk art. Among the items for sale in the shop are Oaxacan painted skulls, handcrafted dream catchers, locally produced surf and beach items, and men’s and women’s apparel from Uroko, Of Earth and Salt as well as Lavizzo-Mourey’s clothing label Silver Lining Bespoke.

Wooden Table Baking: Argentinian Treats Made from Scratch with Love

by Marlow Schindler, 4.4.18. Click For Full Article

Wooden Table Baking Co.

910 81st Ave #19, Oakland, CA

Wooden Table Baking Co. is an Oakland-based, certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LTGBTBE) bakery, dedicated to crafting the finest Argentinian treats. They make alfajores, conitosand bonbons from scratch with high quality, all-natural ingredients. […]

Wooden Table Baking sought counseling from two of the Bay Area’s Women’s Business Centers along the way. Andreas [Ozzuna, Owner and Head Baker] took classes at Women’s Initiative, and her wife Citabria Ozzuna, Director of Marketing, later took classes at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. […]

At Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Citabria took the Business Planning class where she wrote a comprehensive business plan. Paul Terry, a counselor and teacher at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, was a particularly supportive mentor.

Artist opens shop in SF’s Mission with designs on helping other artists

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Jenny Lemons

3043 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Art is something Lennick knows something about. A native of Minnesota, she moved to San Francisco nine years ago to obtain her master’s degree in painting from the historic San Francisco Art Institute. She’s been working as an independent artist ever since, and now, thanks to her stars aligning just right, Lennick has opened Jenny Lemons, a shop and art-making space along the (also historic) 24th Street corridor. […]

[Jennie] worked with the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to lock down a $50,000 business loan from a nonprofit that gives qualified small-business owners low-interest loans to open businesses in emerging neighborhoods. She negotiated with a contractor to revamp the space, brighten it up, redo the floors and rewire the electricity. And three weeks ago, Jennie Lennick, a.k.a. Jenny Lemons, taped a sign that read “OPEN” to her front door.