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- Back in the halcyon times of 2014, Tenderloin resident Rob Reinhart released meal alternative corporation Soylent from his apartment, crowdfunding the business enterprise and at some point pulling in at least $72 million in enterprise funds. For a quick minute, the slurry a was a favourite of tech company personnel, but has misplaced focus in new yrs, and in 2017 Rhinehart remaining the business (but stays on its board). Now he’s back again in the news with a ranting, conspiracy-laden site laden with misinformation (which we’re not going to amplify) that announces his assistance of Kanye West’s presidential bid. The New York Times states Reinhart’s screeds are an case in point of “a commence-up society war that has brazenly erupted in Silicon Valley.” For its portion, Soylent states Reinhart (whose weblog-based eccentricity is barely new) does not symbolize the company, which “does not take political stances.”
- A new push release from regional chain Burma Celebrity about an investment it been given from supply application DoorDash produced headlines galore, but Hoodline is 1 of the few to be aware as component of its coverage that “Burma Superstar was forced to settle a million-greenback class-action wage theft lawsuit in June, brought forth by a staggering 353 present and former staff.” Add that to the lawsuit San Francisco’s possess district attorney has submitted versus DoorDash for alleged employee exploitation (among the other promises), and a single could possibly argue that the pairing is an fantastic 1, in truth.
- SF Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho and lifestyle critic Peter Hartlaub are hashing out the pros and negatives of the recent “comfort food” movement. Ho problems “that this continual cycling back again towards the foods of the previous speaks to a thing additional unpleasant at perform in our collective psyche,” when Hartlaub posits that “In occasions like these — primarily periods like these — we should really use nostalgia like armor.”
- Momo Masalas, an Indian and Nepalese spot near UC Berkeley, tells the Day by day Californian that 90 % of its organization will come from pupils — so the closure of the campus has manufactured it difficult to continue being afloat.
- Common Berkeley karaoke bar Nick’s Lounge is for sale, with owner Bryan Smith telling Berkeleyside that he’s hoping to retire. When requested what he’d do if he just can’t uncover a buyer, Smith explained “Well, I assume we will. I suppose if we really never, I would take into consideration reopening myself.”
- Following the demise of food icon Cecilia Chiang, Hoodline posted a picture-large retrospective of the Mandarin, the San Francisco cafe that catapulted her to fame.
- The sale of sandwich place Roxie Food Center has been finalized, and KPIX has a pleasant job interview with its founders, the septuagenarian Tannous brothers.
- Inspite of before bulletins that San Francisco motion picture theaters would not reopen right until concession sales have been permitted, Cinemark and AMC explain to Deadline that they’ll reopen their San Francisco theaters on Friday, Oct 30.