Bike Basket Pies Returns for a Day; Make Mochi in Japantown


Mission: Bike Basket Pies will be selling miniature pies in flavors like potato, leek and cheddar and pear ginger this Sunday, December 30th, at verbosely named bar The Unresolved Love Life of Evelyn Lee. [Mission Mission]
Japantown: George Yamada will transform hot rice into mochi and teach you how to do it, too, in 30-minute sessions held on Saturday, December 29th, at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. [Mercury News]
Hayes Valley: Tablehopper reports bread pudding shop Schulzies (364 Hayes) had its final inspections last Friday. Equator coffee and espresso will be on hand to ward off sugar crashes. [Tablehopper]
Lower Nob Hill: Cafe Zitouna (1201 Sutter) is back in action after five months of darkness and with the addition of a takeout window. Owner Najib Rebia plans to start selling casse-croutes, which are baguettes filled with homemade lamb sausages, Moroccan meatballs cooked in piperade, and other goodies. [Scoop]