The pepperoni pizza from Summer Kitchen in Elmwood. Photo: Sarah Han

What you should know about the Berkeley straw ban proposal (Nosh)
Add Oakland’s Novel Brewing Company to your go-to beer spots
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How cold brew changed the coffee business (New York Times)
The legend of Chef Smelly and Oakland’s most popular pop-up (San Francisco Chronicle)
12 OMG-good extreme ice cream shops in the Bay Area (East Bay Times)