California

Popcorn

What Happened to the Bay Area's Beloved Pink Popcorn?

How a favored nostalgic treat with a cult-like following met its untimely demise.
Meaghan Clark Tiernan
7.9.18
Ice Cream

Halo Top ‘Dramatically’ Underfills Its Pints, Lawsuit Alleges

Fewer calories might just mean less ice cream.
Ian Burke
6.25.18
Ice Cream

This Creamery Is Powered Entirely By Cow Poop

The secret ice cream ingredient you didn't know you needed.
Danielle Wayda
6.21.18
crime

Woman Successfully Thwarts Dangerous Police Impersonator by Offering Him Taco

No one can turn down a free taco—even if they’re in the middle of committing several felonies.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.13.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastic Straws Are On Their Way Out

“I can survive not having a straw. I think most people can cut down on single-use plastics like straws,” says the author of California's anti-straw bill.
Lauren Rothman
5.10.18
avocado toast

Oh Great! The 'Deconstructed Avocado Toast Bowl' Is Now a Thing

All for the low price of $12 and also your soul.
Mayukh Sen
4.24.18
coffee

Why This Oakland Coffee Shop Refuses to Serve Cops

Since local news caught wind of Hasta Muerte's policy, the cafe’s Yelp page has been locked and its Facebook page is offline.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.9.18
Los Angeles

The 15 Best Strip Mall Food Spots in LA

Our favorite spots to get Szechuan, pho, sushi, dumplings, falafel, ice cream, and so much more.
Munchies Staff
2.6.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

California Bill Aims to Ban Plastic Straws

Restaurant workers could face fines of $1,000 or six months in jail if they offer plastic straws to customers.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.1.18
Last Call

Life Advice from the Legendary Bartender at California's Best Biker Bar

For our new bartender advice column, we spoke to Bay Area legend Gina Parle ("Jeannie") of the Warehouse Cafe, who taught us why mojitos are pathetic and how to go down on yourself.
Laura Mason
1.20.18
Weed

California's Cannabis Edibles Just Got Surprisingly Boring

Life just got a lot less interesting for anyone who enjoys pot-infused beef jerky (or ice cream, granola, or nuts).
Elise McDonough
1.8.18
Mexican Food

The Key to Cal-Mex Home Cooking Is a 100-Year-Old Hot Sauce

The West Coast love for El Pato is impossible to miss, so why doesn’t the sauce have a bigger audience?
Tyler Watamanuk
1.5.18
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