2019 will be the year of over-the-counter faux meat. (Courtesy of impossible_foods)

How Allbirds is killing fashion, Impossible Burger lands at grocery stores  + more topics to discuss over brunch


Plus, BART will run extra-late on New Year's Eve, Scott Wiener keeps pushing for 4am bars, and Thad Vogler's rum haven opens in the Mission.

Are Allbirds the end of style?, The New Yorker

Ok, we're a little glad someone said it. Because while as on-the-go urbanites we appreciate the the squishy-comfy feeling of everyone's favorite locally based Merino wool sneaker, the style maven inside us still thinks they're kinda ugly. "There is nothing exciting or sensual or dangerous about Allbirds." Turns out, we're not alone. Read more.

2019 will be the year alt-meat goes mainstream, Fast Company

Trynna eat alt-meat but can't find anything great on the shelves? 2019 is your year! Impossible Burger is coming to a grocery store near you. Read more.

BART trains to run until 3 a.m. for New Year's revelers, San Francisco Chronicle

There's zero reason to drink and drive back over the bridge this New Year's Eve. Read more.

What a 4 A.M. Closing Time Would Mean for Bars, The New York Times

Senator Scott Wiener really wants to keep bars open till 4am—he's proposing legislature to do so for the third year in a row. NYT examines the pros and cons. Read more.

Diaspora-Centered Rum Bar Finally Opens in the Mission, SF Eater

Cocktail sage Thad Vogler (Bar Agricole, Trou Normad) has opened his much-anticipated tiki bar, Obispo, in the Mission. The focus is on rum but there's history here too: See folk art from the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and Calle 24 that tells a narrative of rum's history entwined with colonialism and slavery. Read more.

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