Sweet stuff: The bakeries, they've been blossoming faster than we can keep up with them.
In San Jose, everyone's favorite Jazz Festival baker, Nita Bee, is turning out her sweet potato and pecan pies, banana pudding, fruit cobblers, cookies and Southern-style cakes (7Up Sock-it-to-Me, lemon cream, coconut) in a brick-and-mortar shop, Nita Bee's Specialty Bakery & More. She has also branched out with soul food: Think fried chicken, catfish, pork chops or barbecued ribs, along with sides like collard greens, mac 'n' cheese and cornbread to round out the meal. Details: Open Wednesday-Sunday at 4662 Meridian Ave. 408-723-3001; www.nitabees.com.
On North Bascom Avenue in San Jose (you know, the Santa Clara side of San Jose), Rachael and Kyle Myers set up their own shop -- after years of baking cakes and desserts at home, then in a friend's restaurant. At Sweet Tooth Confections they sell French macarons, cake pops, cupcakes (honey lemon lavender, chocolate bacon) and caramel corn, plus gluten-free goodies. Details: Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 1305 N. Bascom Ave. 408-241-3790; www.sweettoothconfections.net.
Juicy news: Another 49ers flag has been planted in Santa Clara, the city of the under-construction stadium. This time it's at Rivermark Plaza, where player Vernon Davis has taken over the Jamba Juice franchise there. (Pssst, the smoothie that powers Davis is the Peach Pleasure one; you knew we'd ask, right?) He'll open two other franchise locations in the Santa Clara area in the next two years. As you may recall, Davis the entrepreneur is an art lover, too; he opened a gallery at Santana Row last year. Details: 3942 Rivermark Plaza; www.jambajuice.com.
On the move: Randall Grahm plans to move his Bonny Doon Vineyard tasting room from Santa Cruz to Davenport this May. He told our colleague Laura Copeland of the Santa Cruz Sentinel that this is part of his "slow march back to Bonny Doon." The new digs will be in the Highway 1 space occupied by the soon-to-close Davenport Gallery.
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