This week in Bay Area news.
Semi-Creepy, Two-Ton Bronze Bunny Finds Home In San Francisco, NBC News
The long-awaited,11-feet-tall bronze bunny has finally be erected Saturday by SF artist Jeremy Fish—who also happens to be the first City Hall artist in residence. Crowdfunding for the sculpture began shortly after the former "Silly Pink Bunny" was demolished in 2013, and now the robust rabbit sits in front of the new Haight Street Art Center at 215 Haight St. Read More
The Bay Area Becomes the Global Hub for Faux Meat Innovation, SF Chronicle
High-tech biotech start-ups—including Finless Foods—are flocking to the Bay to hack yeast cells and plant proteins to create (and taste-test) "slaughter-free" meat alternatives. Finless Foods, which found a lab-home in SoMa last month, is finding ways to culture fish fillet from animal cells, hoping to relieve the pressure off the overfished bluefin tuna. Read More
Ayesha Curry's International Smoke Will Replace RN74, SF Eater
Michael Mina will be shutting down the eight-year-old RN74 to make room for Ayesha Curry's global barbecue concept, which debuted as a pop-up collaboration in Mina's Test Kitchen in the Marina last year. Like everything the beloved Mrs. Curry does, it was a hit—and now International Smoke will be getting its own place for grilled meat galore in the bottom of the Millennium Tower. Read More
9 Bay Area Cities Set Heat Records, ABC 7 News
May introduced itself with a scorching hot week. Across the Bay, cities faced temperatures never seen before for this time of year. Record-breakers include: San Francisco, SFO, Oakland, Napa, San Jose, San Rafael, Livermore, Moffett Field, and Ukiah. Read More
Airbnb Settles San Francisco lawsuit, SF Curbed
Airbnb settled a lawsuit with its hometown, San Francisco, Monday, agreeing to help enforce existing registration laws by having every landlord using its service register officially with the city—and hopefully, prevent SF from turning into "one giant illegal hotel." Read More.