Are future generations doomed to a life without olive oil?
Eater’s Kyle Frischcorn looks at three modern foods that might not survive modern diseases, and asks experts to weigh in on just how bad things will be if we find ourselves in a world without honey. [Eater National]
Enjoy a guided milk tasting experience from a “Somoolier”
The dairy- and pun-loving folks from Clover Sonoma are creating a pop-up “Milk Tasting Room” in Hayes Valley to showcase their “fine Sonoma County milk.” Hoodline reports the Fell Street spot will feature a team of “Somooliers” (read: improv actors) who will guide visitors through milk flights, offer information about the milk’s heritage and suggest potential pairings (cookies, probably). The spot at 330 Fell Street will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in June and July. [Hoodline]
Mezzo and Raleigh’s is nearly open in Berkeley
Berkeley’s beloved Big Salad emporium Café Intermezzo is on the verge of re-opening as two restaurants: Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Mezzo, Berkeleyside reports. The cafe was lost when the historic Sequoia Building burned down back in 2011, but a new version of the restaurant is coming to the replacement building in the next couple weeks. The new space is actually the size of three restaurants with some seating and a patio shared between the cafe and and the pub. [Berkeleyside]
The Matrix Fillmore finally toned it down
PlumpJack Group DJ lounge and bottle service den the Matrix Fillmore has softly re-opened as simply The Matrix, Hoodline reports. The champagne vending machine, glassy fireplace and ottomans that spell out SEX are all gone, in favor of a stripped-down nod to the bar’s hippie-era history. A private back room and food menu are coming later. [Hoodline]