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Secret Recipe: Spaghetti Bros.' Toasted (Actually Deep-Fried) Ravioli

Though they're officially called 'toasted raviolis' on the menu at new Marina eatery Spaghetti Bros., these delicious pockets of pasta and cheese are actually deep-fried. According to Chefs Erik Lowe and Aaron, they're a St. Louis specialty, and they taste very similar to fried mozzarella sticks (in the best way possible). There's some leg work involved in making these at home— the ravioli dough and marinara sauce are both made from scratch— but you'll savor every moment. Try it out over the upcoming three-day weekend. 

Spring Has Arrived: See Beautiful + Exotic Orchids in Bloom at Fort Mason Center

As the saying goes: Roses are red, violets are blue, and orchids are way prettier and more exotic looking. (That's how it goes, right?) 

Foodie Agenda: Corridor Cafe Opens in Mid-Market + Caviar Delivers Wise Sons Bagels

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Dough & Co Introduces Four New Cookie Flavors (Including Horchata)

If there is one thing that we appreciate here at 7x7, it's cookies. So when we found out that Dough & Co (previously featured on our list of San Francisco's Yummiest Cookies) founder Omar Mamoon had created four new recipes, we knew we had to try them ASAP. 

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey: Scenes from Chinese New Year in San Francisco

February 8th marked the first day of the Year of the Monkey and San Franciscans flocked to Chinatown to celebrate with food, friends, and fireworks. 

Where to Sip the Best Sazeracs in San Francisco

With the Super Bowl, Lunar New Year, and Valentine's Day filling our brains and schedules, Mardi Gras (February 9) almost slipped by without us even noticing. There may not be time to stuff yourself with beignets, booze, and beads on a work night, but you can still celebrate Fat Tuesday with a classic NOLA cocktail.

Get to Know the Animator Behind 'Bambi,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' + Howdy Doody at This Disney Museum Exhibit

Called "the Forrest Gump of the arts” by animated film producer Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King), the late Mel Shaw designed ski resorts, restaurants, and a rubber ducky patented in 1950. He created oil paintings depicting California's history. But Shaw was most prolific in his 20-year career as an animator at Disney, where his doodles took life as some of the most iconic cartoon characters in history. Now, more than 100 of Shaw's works may be viewed in the Walt Disney Family Museum's new exhibit, “Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback.”

The Cognoscente: Behind the Simple Aesthetic of Designer Patrik Petersson

Born and raised in northern Europe, designer Patrik Petersson has a minimalistic aesthetic, a respect for the environment, and a hunger for innovation that we can all rally behind.

Dial Up the Romance with Blindingly Beautiful Rings

Planning to pop the question this weekend? You can't go wrong with one of these blindingly beautiful rings in an array of precious hues.

The Phantasmagoric Fashions of Funk-and-Flash Icon Billy Bowers Showcased in New SF Exhibit

Why don't more people know Billy Bowers? Not only did he foster the Bay Area-born funk-and-flash arts movement of the 1970s, he also dressed the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, New York Dolls, and Alice Cooper—all in outrageous phantasmagorical costumes that incorporated found imagery, cash money, and even taxidermy rats. This month, Billy Bowers is back on the scene with a show of new works, The Success of Excess: The Art of Billy Bowers, on display at Valencia Street's Glama-Rama. 

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