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Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes from the City's Top Chefs

For the November issue of 7x7, we asked some of the city’s best chefs to get in the giving spirit and share their recipes for standout side dishes to bring to a Thanksgiving potluck.

How Not to Get Sick this Flu Season

When you spend a lot of time in a sealed environment—like 7x7’s little corner of the Chronicle Books building—cold-causing germs and flu viruses tend to stand a better chance of infiltration. In the name of robust health during the sick season, 7x7 staffers, an unusually hardy bunch, offer their tried-and-true immunity boosters and their proven advice for maintaining good health in light of perpetually present pathogens.

Where to Buy Your Thanksgiving Turkey in the Bay Area

It’s that time of year, folks, when visions of giblets and gravy boats dance in our heads. If you happen to be hosting Thanksgiving this year, or acting as MVP by bringing the turkey to a potluck bash, you may be hot on the hunt for the perfect bird. And for gourmands that want to opt for something organic, heritage-bred, or just more flavorful, local Bay Area butchers and markets have you covered.

Escape from SF: Steep Ravine Rustic Cabin Getaway

We escaped the city this week to check out the Steep Ravine Cabins, which, blessedly, you can rent for a night's stay, in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

2 New Ramen Spots Go Bowl-to-Bowl in the Mission

The ramen rage is out of control. Two-hour waits for the noodle soup plagued Japantown’s J-Pop Festival in July; Oakland’s Ramen Shop is expanding to accommodate demand; and even Michael Mina has followed suit with his recent opening of Ramen Bar. And the mania is gaining momentum: Two new Mission spots are vying for the heavy-bowl championship.

Rebecca Minkoff Unveils the Next Big Thing in Shopping

Driverless cars. Computers that can read our mind. Vast libraries of knowledge at our fingertips. If we can dream it, someone is building technology to make it happen. So why not magic mirrors?

Road Biking the Berkeley-Oakland Hills

A vigorous ascent into the Berkeley and Oakland Hills offers spectacular views of San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Mt. Tamalpais. Combine this with a quiet, vehicle free climb into little-known Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and we think you'll have a new favorite Sunday ride. 

High Grandmas, Panda Leaving the Giants, Plus More Hot Topics

Topics to pass the time while you wait on your weekend delicacies.

Editors' Picks: Cocktail Kits, Pole Dancing, & More

7x7 editors reveal what they're going nuts over this week. 

Five Can't-Miss Union Square Holiday Events

Union Square Holiday Events

It's the most wonderful time of year—the time when San Francisco transforms into an even more festive version of itself for the holidays. Whether you're a die-hard native or a recent transplant, you know that when it comes to the holidays, Union Square knows how to bring it. From fluffy kittens (and a cat celebrity) to walking through a winter wonderland while eating bacon, these cheery events at SF's retail mecca will have you decking the halls and fa la la-ing your way straight through New Year's.

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