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Drink Here Now: Wet Hop Beer and a Broken Racket Cocktail

I enjoy a glass of wine each night for its health benefits. The other glasses are for my witty comebacks and flawless dance moves.

4 Local Beauty Brands Empower Women to Create + Customize Products

For those of us who are a little bit Goldilocks about our skincare products—too greasy, too drying, just right—now is the moment we've been waiting for: Check out four Bay Area start-ups that are democratizing the beauty industry by customizing skincare regimens and even giving consumers a chance to co-create products ranging face masks, body lotions, and the ever-elusive perfect eye cream. 

Foodie Agenda: Giants Orange Lager + Dirty Water Does Brunch

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

Sneak Peek: Goldenvoice to Open Underground Music Venue Social Hall SF

An underground venue, long home to quieter private events, is emerging from the shadows as Social Hall SF. Look for public concerts and big events this fall.

The Bay Area’s Best Beach Bonfires Spots

As Bay Area residents, our love of outdoor fun knows no season. That’s why it’s always a good time for a bonfire. Here are a few of our favorite spots to have a legal bonfire on the beach (just make sure it's not a Spare the Air day before you head out). 

Eat Real Festival: 3 Delicious Days of Food, Drink, and Fun!

Spend your last days of summer at Oakland’s 7th Annual Eat Real Festival! Jack London Square will be transformed into an epic playground of good food with a focus on food craft, street food, artisan beers, local wines, and delicious cocktails—all featuring sustainable local ingredients.

Special Event: 7x7 Big Eat Supper Series (Come and Get It!)

Each year, Bay Area foodies voraciously chow their way through 7x7's Big Eat: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die. This September, join us for The 7x7 Big Eat Cocktail Supper Series, a weeklong tasting event where you can sample from our list of SF's must-eats, plus meet and mingle with top chefs from the city's most buzzed-about restaurants.

8 California Sparkling Wines to Pop Open this Summer

Who says sparkling wine is reserved for New Year’s Eve? Special occasions certainly call for sparklers, but popping open a bottle can be an event in itself. In fact, with temperatures rising in the Bay Area, a cold glass of bubbly might be the best answer to beat the heat.

We Wanna Be Friends With Stephnie Weir, SF Improv Fest Host + Mad TV Alum

No offense to Billy Crystal or Josh Gad, but we're kinda in love with The Comedians star Stephnie Weir right now. 

Environmental Photog Edward Burtynsky Receives Art/Act Award + Exhibit at David Brower Center

Thanks to this drought, the grass isn't so green in California anymore. But as TED Prize–winning photographer Edward Burtynsky will show in his upcoming exhibit at Berkeley's David Brower Center, water depletion is a global problem. The grass isn't really greener on the other side.

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