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La Boulange Celebrates PRIDE, Santa Clara City Library Card Perks and More

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Macarons for PRIDE Month

All through June, La Boulange bakeries throughout the Bay Area will salute PRIDE month with a limited edition box of rainbow-hued macarons.

What’s more, La Boulange will donate $1 from each box sold to the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, which raises funds for AIDS service organizations through the production of entertainment programs.

The limited edition box of seven macarons is $12.50.

Santa Clara City Library Card Perks

And you thought a library card was only good for checking out books?

Not the Santa Clara City library card.

Now, show that library card at participating local businesses to reap discounts such as 10 percent off at Athena Grill, $10 off a tab of at least $50 at Justin’s Restaurant, 10 percent off at Fuji Florist, free coffee with purchase at Stan’s Donut Shop, 10 percent off Mission City Creamery and many more. For a full list, click here.

StarChefs SF Rising Star Chefs

StarChefs will salute its 2013 “Rising Star” award winners  6:30 p.m. June 13 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The evening will begin with the awards ceremony, followed by a walk-around tasting gala prepared by 24 of the Bay Area’s top chefs.

How many “Rising Star Chefs” can you pick out here? Not pictured: Colby Barr and Ryan O’Donovan of Verve, Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats and Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table. (Photo courtesy Antoinette Bruno, StarChefs.com)

Among the winners this year are Nick Balla of Bar Tartine, Duncan Holmes of Sons & Daughters, Jessica Largey of Manresa, Mark Lieberman of AQ, Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table, and Matt Tinder of Coi. For the full list, click here.

Gourmet Benefit for CHEFS Culinary Training Program

Get ready for SummerTini, a delicious benefit for CHEFS, Conquering Homelessness Through Employment in Food Services.

The culinary training program provides employment in the food industry for homeless adults. The six-month program takes them through hands-on kitchen training, job counseling, classroom instruction, and placement.

You can support this worthwhile endeavor by purchasing a $130 ticket to SummerTini at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco. The evening will feature gourmet food and drink by A16, 4505 Meats, Asian Box, Perbacco, Parallel 37, Boccalone, Cupola Pizzeria and many more.

Additionally, enjoy live and silent auctions with host Marcia Gagliardi of Tablehopper.

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