5 Things To Know This AM — May 12 2011

It’s Bike To Work Day! In honor of the occasion, 7x7 has four great tips and tricks for local peddlers. (7x7)
Placenta apparently popped up on the menu at a local food club. Let’s just hope a Humphrey Slocombe flavor won’t follow. (SF Gate)
Phillip Lim tapped SF-based Andrew Paynter to direct a film showcasing his fall 2011 menswear collection. (WWD)
The San Francisco State campus is about to get a lot fancier thanks to the addition of a $146 million performing arts center. (California Home Design)
New North Beach Basque-style tapas restaurant Txoko announced that May 31st will be its opening date. In the meantime, you can peruse the menu. (Grub Street San Francisco)
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