News from Beyond the Bay

Here’s what you should note outside of the Bay Area this month!




Now through December 1, General Manager Sean Enright and the talented team behind the bar at Spork in Pittsburgh, PA will serve El Norte, a cocktail with Angel’s Envy bourbon, cynar, thyme and cardamom syrup, and a Prosecco float. $2 from every cocktail sold will be donated to RAICES to help promote justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.


Ocean Prime


From now through October 31, all 16 locations of Ocean Prime will frost their signature coconut cake with pink icing in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. $1 from each slice sold will benefit a local breast cancer organization.




Food robotics company Chowbotics is delighted to introduce Rick Wilmer as its new CEO. Following exponential growth in 2019 – doubling its revenue every quarter and establishing the company as the leader in food robotics – Chowbotics is poised to scale its operations even further by bringing in a proven CEO with more than 30 years of experience to the helm. Chowbotics’ founder, Dr. Deepak Sekar, recruited Wilmer to Chowbotics. An inventor with 125 patents and the creator of Sally the Robot, he will assume the role of President, with responsibility for technology, products, and strategic partnerships.


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