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"Top Chef" Casey Thompson of Aveline Takes You On a Sea Cruise

When you watch reality TV, do you not so secretly think of your favorite persona, “If we met, we would become best friends! I just know it!”? Well, that’s just creepy. Contain yourself. But, if you’re a regular watcher of popular (and grounded) reality programs like Bravo’s Top Chef, consider sidling up to past fan favorites from the show while on a vacation. A cruise vacation.

Silicon Valley Eats: Farm-to-Table Fare, Handmade Chocolate, and More

Oh hey, South Bay! In case you have any room left after indulging at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, we've got some openings that may pique your interest. Namely, chocolate, plus, farm-to-table fare, and Mexican food. Hungry yet?

Eat dessert first at Timothy Adams Chocolate, now slinging handmade truffles in downtown Palo Alto. Owners Timothy Woods and Adams Hollands have been selling their homemade goods at farmers markets (the two live in Sausalito); the Palo Alto location is their first brick-and-mortar. Truffle flavors will vary, but expect sour cherry, fresh mint, and even absinthe, sourced from local farms and vendors. Wash it all down with an iced or hot chocolate for good measure.

Editors' Picks: Hermès Leather, Lots of Tequila, a Shower for Two, & More

7x7 editors reveal what they're crushing on this week. 

Ballpark Chic: Gotham Clubhouse Opens at AT&T Park

No more bleacher seats for you, fancypants. This time you can get good and lit watching Michael Morse hit another homer, all from the comfort of the swanky new Gotham Clubhouse. In the Bay Area's continuing trend of stadium chic, AT&T Park just revealed the latest installment to their roster of high-end experiences. Christened the Gotham Clubhouse, in honor of the Giants' original team name, it opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, July 25, kicking off the SF-LA series. 

The Big Eat Live: The Most Delicious Day of Summer

Nearly two thousand foodie fans flocked to 7x7’s The Big Eat Live! as AT&T Park transformed into an al fresco mecca of delectable dishes. The “most delicious day of summer” gave attendees the unprecedented opportunity to taste dishes that made it on 7x7’s annual list of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die, all sprawled around the baseball field.

4 New Cafés Around Town (and a Tea Spot Too)

These warm, humid days making you drowsy? Well, you’re in luck, because here are four new cafés around town to help perk you up, plus a tea bar that has a bit of a coffee geek sensibility, so we’re including that too.

Meanwhile, On Muni

Weekly vignettes looking at life on San Francisco's second-favorite transportation system.

Foodie Agenda: Mexican Ice Cream Festival, New Restaurants, & More

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

A Stunning Wedding On the Shores of Lake Tahoe

Brion and Reshma brought all the lavish festivity of a traditional Indian wedding to the picturesque shores of Lake Tahoe.

Bill Murray Art Show Comes to San Francisco

After a surprisingly outsize showing for their Nic Cage art show in April (an estimated 1,600 people lined up outside the Mission’s Balançoire for the chance to mingle, peruse, and buy works of art by fans of the actor), San Francisco–based husband-and-wife team Ezra and Julia Croft have set their sights on celebrating Wes Anderson muse Bill Murray for their next event.

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