The 420 celebration on Hippie Hill now provides the munchies
Now that the annual cannabis extravaganza has gone official, complete with permits and organizers, the all day party has lost its cache with some old school attendees. Many aren’t fans of the barricades and new rules limiting what can be brought into the park, though improvements include a bevy of food trucks to feed the stoned masses. Trucks like Blue Saigon will be there all day serving total stoner snacks like fried PB&Js.
Eater reviews Tartine All Day, and muses on why home cooks believe the myth of “everyday cooking”
In a new review of Tartine co-founder Liz Prueitt’s new cookbook Tartine All Day, author Maria Bustillos considers the concept of everyday cooking, what it means, and how it applies to real life. She found Prueitt’s book well-executed and beautiful, though perhaps not as “everyday easy” as most home cooks require. Read on, here.
Berkeley’s soda tax is doing what its supposed to do
Though the soda industry wanted everyone to believe that a tax on sodas would “devastate small businesses,” new reports show that, well, it hasn’t. The sales tax was introduced in 2014, adding a tax of one penny per fluid ounce on sugary beverages. Now, soda sales are down, and people are just buying healthier beverages from the same businesses, all according to plan. SF followed suit soon after, so stay tuned for reports on how the tax is faring in the city.
Beer drinkers can get in on 420 too
Black Hammer Brewing is releasing Toke Back Mountain, an IPA with 5 mg of canabidiol per serving, and essential oils from Red Hindu Kush. It has no THC so any old 21+ year-old can consume it without any special credentials. They’re releasing today at 4:20 p.m., obviously.