Yes!  You are invited to sample both…at the Chocolate & Beer Festival coming up Saturday afternoon, Feb 6, from 2 to 6 pm. The Chocolate & Beer festival is a benefit for a non-profit group, Saffron Strand, dedicated to employment-focused solutions for homeless citizens in West Contra Costa communities.  Learn more about this group at
At the Chocolate & Beer Festival you can also enjoy live entertainment, raffle prizes and more…showcased at the historic Craneway Pavilion on SF Bay, near Pt. Richmond.  For details visit  Questions? Just email our son Rob

One of the leading festival chocolatiers is Bittersweet Café owned by our long-time neighbors, Penny & Charlie Finnie.  You’ve probably seen their popular Café in Rockridge at 5427 College Avenue below Broadway, with two other Bittersweet Cafes in SF and Danville.

Our family will be supporting the Chocolate & Beer Festival – to help a very good cause — on Saturday afternoon, Feb 6.  Hope to see you there.


  1. Dana Shaps Says:

    Hi Julie, great blog and great events! Keep up the good work. –Dana

  2. Dana Shaps Says:

    Hey Julie,
    Great blog and great events!! Keep up the good work!!!

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