5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 07 2011

Much beloved bakery chain La Boulange is expanding with new FiDi, Union Square, and Walnut Creek locations. (GrubStreet San Francisco)
With Haight Street institution the Red Vic closing later this month, neighboring cocktail den Alembic might be getting a little more room. (S.F. Bay Guardian)
Take advantage of the sunshine by setting up a picnic at one of these five public parks. (PopSugar SF)
Read up on the history of S.F.’s new locally themed throwback shop, Gangs of San Francisco. (SFis Style)
Have a Big Sur escape on your mind? Here’s one stellar trip, mapped out for you. (7x7)

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