DINE FEATURE: OLD SKOOL CAFE
by Chelsea Larsson of *SF
Dining out in the Bay Area is usually an act of indulgence. I mean, who else is benefiting from you maxing out your credit card at Nopa or guiltily pleasuring yourself with a late-night Super Burrito—extra sour cream, ya’ll!
It is a rare moment when the decision to dine out can feed your soul, your stomach, and help out a worthy cause at the same time. Old Skool Cafe, a supper club and nonprofit in Hunter’s Point, provides this special moment.
Bayview supper club provides a bit of inspiration
by C.W. Nevius of SFGate
The corner of Third Street and Palou in the Bayview isn’t just troubled. It’s dangerous.
“We had homicides on this corner in 2009, 2010, and a fatal stabbing a month ago,” says Bayview Station Capt. Paul Chignell. “In the last 10 months we’ve had 17 firearm arrests on this corner. Things have improved, but there is still an unacceptable level of violence.”
So obviously what’s needed is a jazz/supper club. Read more…
Former youth corrections officer runs restaurant staffed by at-risk kids
by Louise Rafkin of The Bay Citizen
As a juvenile corrections officer who worked with gang-affiliated youth, Teresa Goines kept bumping up against the same problem: Many kids often committed crimes for the money. To discourage them from returning to drugs, gangs and violence after doing jail time, she needed to offer a legal alternative. Read more…
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