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The 10 Best Holiday Cocktails in San Francisco + Recipes

‘Tis the season for spirited sipping, and our favorite San Francisco bars have you covered with ciders, punches, and grogs galore (and even a decadent tipple made with ice cream). Sample our top 10 picks around town, and scroll to the bottom for a few bonus recipes, perfect for your holiday party purposes.

The 10 Best Modern Christmas Songs, Ranked

Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's time to saturate yourself with copious amounts of unbridled holiday cheer. String up your strands of twinkly white lights. Get your pocketbook ready for Small Business Saturday. And bombarded your eardrums with glorious Christmas music. To help, we've complied and ranked the top 10 modern holiday songs.

A Christmas Day Guide for Jewish Folks in SF

For many, Christmas Day is all about the big man upstair's son—or, more to the point, it's all about this nightmare—but for a chosen few, it's just another day off from work. If you're not taking part in the time-honored tradition of gaudy holiday hysteria and early AM gifting under the tree, here are a few choice ways to spend that day in San Francisco. 

Drink Here Now: Holiday Cocktails Around Town

Hosting family for the holidays? At some point, someone's going to need a drink.

Where to See San Francisco's Spectacular Gingerbread Houses

It wouldn't be the holiday season without some really amazing gingerbread houses to feast your eyes upon. Luckily, some of SF's swankiest hotels really get into the spirit, with two-story, multi-room homes suitable for a whole family of gingerbread men. Just try not to nibble when you visit. 

It’s Eggnog O’Clock at These SF Bars

Time to loosen that waistband a notch or two, folks, because eggnog season is here. Of course, our local bartenders know how to do it up right. Even if you don’t like the idea of egg in your drink, we have a couple egg-free options.

9 Women Who Will Shape SF Style Next Year

What is San Francisco style? Street-smart SOMA casual or Pacific Heights haute couture? It's Hitchcock blond meets Haight Street hippy. It's everything from designer jeans to ball gowns, and in the case of Sonya Molodetskaya, both at the same time. Maybe we can't pinpoint exactly what we mean by San Francisco style, but we do know that the tastemakers of our City are a vibrant group of men and women who are redefining it day by day. Here we take a look at nine such women who we think will shape fashion in the year to come.

The Most Anticipated Local Beer Releases for 2015

Instead of embarking on a post-holiday juice cleanse, we prefer to look ahead to some of the stellar new beers coming out from our favorite local breweries in 2015. Here are six of the brews we’re looking forward to most. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Karl the Fog

Karl the Fog, San Francisco's much-loved/much-reviled fog, has made quite the name for itself on social media the last four years. We caught up with Karl to ask him about his name, his relationship to the sun, horror flick The Fog, and more.

Silicon Valley Eats: The Best of 2014

It’s been a good year, South Bay. From expansions of some of the top restaurants in the Bay to brand-new institutions, we’ve seen no shortage of openings to pique our interest and whet our appetites. Here are the 12 openings, from Los Gatos to Burlingame, that we were most excited about in 2014. 

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