Coffee and dessert at Hopscotch in Oakland. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Downtown Berkeley’s fave brunch spot Venus now part of ‘Tigerlily family’ (Nosh)
Beer’s micro-malt renaissance and Alameda’s Admiral Maltings (East Bay Times)
5 coffee shops to study at this midterm season (Daily Cal)
Mystic Pizza: Lucia’s aims for Neapolitan-style perfection in downtown Berkeley (East Bay Monthly)
Memphis Meats introduces lab-cultured chicken and duck meat (SF Gate)
Lucky Peach magazine to cease publication (San Francisco Chronicle)
The rise of the modern food cooperative (San Francisco Chronicle)