Don’t let your friends’ stream of sun-soaked Coachella snaps get you down this weekend. There’s plenty to be said about the shindigs happening right here in S.F., so to wrap up a long week, we dug around for the best local-news buzz we could find. From Blue Bottle Coffee’s new Oakland location to a Google store landing in S.F., here are the (happier) headlines you need to know. Read up!
Exciting news on the tech front: It looks like S.F. will be one of the first cities to land a Google retail store. (Watch out, Apple...!) Expect to find the company’s snazzy new specs there. (Buzzfeed)
East Bay coffee hounds, rejoice! Oakland is expecting another Blue Bottle Coffee in the city’s hot Temescal district. Expect the spacious, 2,000-square-foot location later this year. (Eater SF)
Wowza — talk about office porn. Obviously, we knew Facebook had some sweet digs, but we had no idea the art was this rad. Check out a few snaps of the tech behemoth’s artful décor. (California Home + Design)
What’s a sunny weekend in S.F. without a picnic sesh? Lucky for us, Off The Grid’s popular outside grub event is back in action! It kicks off this weekend at The Presidio’s Main Post Lawn and will feature a slew of tasty S.F. food vendors. Grab your blanket. (Grub Street SF)
When Brandon Jew announced his departure from Bar Agricole, we were surprised and left wondering what his next move would would be. But, now he’s opening up to Zagat about his future plans, a forthcoming Chinese restaurant, which he hopes to be "soulful, pure and casual." (Zagat)
Photo: Via Blue Bottle Coffee Co.