B. Patisserie and Michael Mina open in Hawaii
Belinda Leong and Michael Mina have headed West, both (separately) opening locations today in Waikiki within International Market Place. Leong has expanded B. Patisserie, partnering with Kona Coffee Purveyors, while Mina chose his Stripsteak concept for the island. Mina also has plans to open a food hall called The Street in the same space this spring, which will include an International Smoke, Ayesha Curry’s global barbecue concept.
Juice up at restaurants around town
Juicero, the $700 Wifi-connected juice machine, has partnered with restaurants around town, like Nightbird, Tacolicious, and Bar Tartine, to bring you chef-created and -approved juice. Check out the full schedule here.
4505 chicharrones go big-time
4505 Meats’ chicharrones until now have only been available in the classic chili & salt flavor. As of today, though, the restaurant is launching Smokehouse BBQ and Jalapeño Cheddar, to debut today in Bi Rite Markets and 4505 Burgers & BBQ, followed by more retailers next week. Bags are $3.99 for an ounce.
Berkeley techies are inventing milk-free milk
Where else but the Bay Area would techies and vegans unite to create a dairy milk that doesn’t involve cows? That’s exactly what Perfect Day is attempting — to make "animal-free dairy products that taste like the real thing." It’s a similar process to brewing craft beer, and ends up being vegan, lactose-free, and the company says it "uses 98 percent less water, 91 percent less land, 84 percent less greenhouse gas emissions and 65 percent less energy than typical industrial dairy production." The product may be available as soon as next year.