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Foodie Updates: Porcellino Quickly Opens, Woodbury Debuts, and More

This week in city's food and drink scene we have a speedy switch-up at the the former Incanto location in Noe Valley – it's already been revived as the more casual and family-oriented Porcellino. The former Spire and Baan space on Third Street has found new life as a bar called Woodbury, celebrity chef Rick Bayless has yanked his taqueria concept out of Macy's basement, and you should brace yourselves for a bunch of new restaurants opening in the next two months.

The Perfect Weekend in Downtown LA

A close look at downtown Los Angeles, the freeway-encircled nexus where a handful of skyscrapers rises from the suburban tundra, reveals a business district on the verge of a swanky metamorphosis, thanks to a cadre of ambitious hoteliers, loft developers, and restaurateurs. And now the area’s got an acronym, DTLA—a distinction that usually equates to NBT (next big thing) status.

Silicon Valley Eats: Food Trucks, Dim Sum, and the New Pizzeria Delfina

Things are hopping down South this month, with a whole slew of openings. From expansions of popular San Francisco staples in Palo Alto and Mountain View to a food truck explosion in Millbrae, there’s no shortage of culinary options to be found in a wide variety of settings. 

Nicki Bluhm of the Gramblers Talks Road Trips, Music, and Her Favorite SF Spots

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers are on the road again this spring and summer with new tour dates. Over-night sensations, they became famous after their “van sessions” went viral. Who could ever forget their cover of Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That”? Nicki shared her favorite Bay Area spots for inspiration, unwinding, and taking in a show, plus her tips for the best road trip ever. Buckle up.

The "11th Hour," Holy Water's New Badass Bar Concept

Possibly even more than San Francisco residents like to drink, San Francisco mixologists like to create. We're a passionate city and when we find something we enjoy, we persue it full force.

How to Tell If a Pet Is in Pain

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink at your service. Ask your own questions.

Make Michael Chiarello’s Energy Bars from Bottega Gran Fondo

Last weekend, local celebrity chef and avid cyclist Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Coqueta) brought together his two loves with Bottega Gran Fondo, an inaugural two-day cycling event in his hometown of Napa to benefit Napa Valley Bicycle CoalitionNapa Valley Vine Trail and Clinic Ole Community Health. Two bike routes, a 40-mile and a 75-mile loop, laid the course for 24 teams led by by cycling pros, chefs, and winemakers, with delicious stops along the way.

Plan a Weekend Escape to Palm Springs

Palm Springs, once a desert playground for the likes of the Rat Pack and their purportedly tempermental lady loves is now a destination for neohippies (aka flower-strewn Coachella and Stagecoach festivalgoers) and modern design enthusiasts alike.

Napa-Sonoma Wine Tasting Without the Driving

Designating a designated driver can take a lot of fun out of wine tasting, when one person in your merry group must refrain from even the smallest sip. And while we mean no offense to limo tours or a certain well-known train, we’ve been there, done that.

Four New Pizza Places in SF That Rock

New pizza places keep on appearing, which means we need to go eat their pies and tell you if they’re good, right? Here are the results of our recent pizza tour, because hey, someone’s gotta do it.

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