Chippy comes in peace: How robots will coexist with humans in the $800 billion restaurant business
Fast Company 4/11
One minor quibble with the show Westworld is that there are too few scenes of characters leaving the park to explore less murder-y elements of the near-future.
America Is Headed for Class Warfare | Opinion
Nothing has revealed the class divide in the U.S. quite like runaway inflation and skyrocketing gas prices.
Food Industry Policy
Outdoor dining turns into a permanent weekend scene in downtown Martinez
The Mercury News 4/9
MARTINEZ — In becoming the latest East Bay city to make outdoor dining a permanent downtown scene, Martinez will require restaurants to pay $250 a year for permits to keep their parklets and patios up and running on weekends.
California food waste law proves heavy lift in small towns as fuel costs spike
CHICO, Calif., April 8 (Reuters) – A California law requiring grocery stores and restaurants to donate leftover food has been hard for local food banks and small towns to implement due to climbing fuel costs and uncertainty over who pays for food recovery.
On the Side
‘Recipes of resilience’: Bay Area chef Reem Assil’s highly-anticipated first cookbook, “Arabbiya”
The Mercury News 4/11
If you have followed her career, it comes as no surprise that Oakland chef and social justice warrior Reem Assil is a finalist for the coveted James Beard award for outstanding chef.
Burger Patch opens Land Park restaurant and lab, eyes “double-digit” Bay Area expansion
The Sacramento Bee 4/10
Floor-to-ceiling windows at Burger Patch’s new location offer a view of William Land Park, one of Sacramento’s outdoor treasures.