EaterWire: Off the Grid Rents Cabanas; Uber's New Direction

Allie Pape
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PRESIDIO—Envious of the people who made it to Off the Grid's Twilight at the Presidio event quickly enough to snag one of those cool lantern-lit cabanas? You can now pay for the privilege by renting one for $150. The price tag includes cabana-side cocktail service for four. [EaterWire]

ON YOUR PHONE—It appears Uber is attempting to make its way into its long-promised logistics role, taking up the mantle of both lunch delivery (in Santa Monica) with a service called UberFresh, and corner-store delivery in D.C. with a service called Uber Corner Store. Will the company's home base be the next recipient of this magic? We shall see. [SFist]

FINANCIAL DISTRICTBatter Bakery's kiosk at 555 California is turning a whopping five years old tomorrow, and the treat purveyors will be handing out birthday swag bags and offering discounts on sweets until 3 pm. Be one of the first five people to show up for their opening at 9 am, and you'll get a free goodie box for your office. [EaterWire]

UPTOWN OAKLAND—Celebrate Michael Jackson on Friday night at Sweet Bar Bakery, which would have been his 55th birthday. Jackson's former personal chef Mani Niall will be serving the King of Pop's favorite dish, a New Mexican red chile platter, along with dessert; the party will then migrate to The New Parkway for a screening of Jackson's concert film This Is It. We're told the Thriller flash mob might also make an appearance. Tickets are $35. [EaterWire]