Gray Weather Survival Guide
21. Eat chocolate
When it’s nasty outside, wrap yourself in a cocoon of chocolate. Make a reservation to tour Theo Chocolate in Fremont. Nibble on a selection of organic free-trade chocolate by the cozy fireplace in the retail shop. Then it’s time to don a hairnet (“Schlemiel, schlimazel!”) and take the factory tour (reservations recommended, 206.632.5100; $6 for the tour), on which you’ll learn the story of cacao, from bean to bar.