Three Things to Enliven Shelter in Place, Part 4

New Crispy Tofo Sando at Gott’s Roadside

The new crispy tofu sandwich at Gott's. (Photo by Briana Marie Photography)
The new crispy tofu sandwich at Gott’s. (Photo by Briana Marie Photography)

Gott’s Roadside locations has joined forces with Oakland’s Hodo to create a new crispy tofu sandwich for a limited time only.

The $12.99 sando features 24-hour brined Hodo tofu that’s dipped in buttermilk, and dredged twice for an extra crisp coating. It’s fried to order, of course. It gets slide between a butter toasted egg bun with dill pickle slices, green cabbage, cilantro slaw, red onions, and house-made charred jalapeno mayo.

The artisan tofu is organic, non-GMO, and boasts as much protein, ounce for ounce, as chicken, pork, beef or the Impossible Burger.

Enjoy the new tofu sandwich at Gott’s locations in St. Helena, Napa, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, and Marin through March 25.

Savion’s Sweets Opens in San Francisco

In this challenging time when so many businesses are shuttering, it’s a welcome sight to see a new one open, especially when it involves cupcakes.

Savion’s Sweets debuts today on the lower concourse level of the Westfield San Francisco Centre.

Strawberry shortcake cupcakes by Savion's Sweets. (Photo courtesy of Savion's Sweets)
Strawberry shortcake cupcakes by Savion’s Sweets. (Photo courtesy of Savion’s Sweets)

Le Cordon Bleu-trained Pastry Chef Athena Harven specializes in cupcakes ($4.25 each), offering up a slew of flavors, including some for an additional charge that are gluten-free, dairy-free, eggless or vegan.

Among her classics are Cookies & Cream (chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, and chocolate cookie crumbles), Birthday Cake (vanilla cake, chocolate buttercream, and rainbow sprinkles), Strawberry Shortcake (vanilla cake, strawberry filling, and strawberry buttercream), and Snickerdoodle (vanilla cake and cinnamon buttercream).

Savion Sweet's Athena Harven (photo courtesy of Savion Sweet's)
Savion Sweet’s Athena Harven (photo courtesy of Savion Sweet’s)

Harven also sells cakes, from a fun XXL cupcake ($39) to a half sheet cake ($140), and will work with you to customize a personal design for an additional cost.

Oyster Fete at Left Bank Brasseries

In celebration of National Oysters on the Half Shell Day on March 31 (who knew!), the Bay Area’s Left Bank Brasseries will host an Oyster Fete that day, with a dozen premium oysters for $39.

Get your fix of oysters at Left Bank Brasseries on March 31. (Photo courtesy of Left Bank)
Get your fix of oysters at Left Bank Brasseries on March 31. (Photo courtesy of Left Bank)

The oyster special will include three each of Kusshi from Vancouver Island, Oishii from Washington State, and Humbolt Gold from Humbolt Bay. A wine pairing to match each of the three different types of oysters is an additional $20.

Sit outside and indulge in some briny-sweet bivalves at Left Bank locales in Larkspur, San Jose, and Menlo Park. All three locations are open for outdoor dining, and depending on county health protocols, may soon open their dining rooms partially for indoor service.

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