You may not be able to buy your weed at the mall (yet), but you can buy a new hangover cure, guaranteed or your money back!
Westfield SF mall says there'll be no cannabis chocolate shop after all, SF Chronicle
Ever wish you could get a quick edible while indulging in some retail therapy? Well, you still can't—at least not at the Westfield. A couple weeks back news broke that Défoncé, a high-end cannabis chocolatier, had penciled a tentative deal to open at the mall. And then the establishment stepped in. Read more.
An ex-Tesla engineer created an FDA-compliant cure for hangovers, Business Insider
Sure, you could order on-demand IV fluids to heal your gnarly hangover but seriously, who does that? Enter Morning Recovery, a new elixir concocted by an ex-Tesla engineer that promises to make last night's Champagne binge a fleeting memory. Inspired by similar drinks popular in the founder's native South Korea, the tonic is made with a natural ingredient found in the Oriental raisin tree. Drink up! Read more.
Mission accomplished? The commodification of Valencia Street, SF Chronicle"Once a neighborhood where trends were created, the Mission is now a destination for the trendy." It's no secret that the Mission has become a "Millennial-oriented Neverland." It's apparent in the rising rent, changing demographics and gradual disappearance of vintage stores and boutiques with local wares. Shop owners are shifting strategies to go beyond products to offer experiences—from events and workshops,to coffee and tea to DJs and window installations with live models. Read more
Announcing Michelin's 2018 Bib Gourmands for the San Francisco Bay Area, SF Eater
Michelin start chasers may think of the Bib as a fortune teller: If a restaurant makes the list, it's out of the running for a star; if it falls off the list, it may mean more stellar accolades to come. Twelve Bay Area restaurants have been removed from the Bib list this year, and four were added. Read more.
Google's New Gadgets Come With a Big Helping of A.I., New York Times
"It's radically rethinking how computing should work," said Google's Sundar Pichai at this week's SF unveiling of the company's new Pixel phones and other gadgets. He's speaking of artificial intelligence, dubbing Google an "AI-first" brand. Now, Pixel smartphones come with image-recognition, while new wireless headphones can instantly translate different languages. Is it enough to make you switch from Apple? Read more.