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Secret Recipe: Haven's Monterey Squid & Chorizo

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts.

3 New Books on Our Must-Read List

Sarah Waters is one of the most talented historical-fiction writers today, updating Dickensian-style stories with compelling prose and honesty. If you haven't read her books Fingersmith or The Night Watch, I highly recommend them.

We Wanna Be Friends With Editor in Chief of The Bold Italic, Jennifer Maerz

Day-tripper, music junkie, and all around cool girl (oh, and did we mention newly-appointed editor in chief of The Bold Italic?) Jennifer Maerz lets us in on her chill life in San Francisco. 

Vote: SF Mixologists Battle for the Best Cachaca 51 Cocktail Recipe

Cachaca 51

We'd like to speak out on behalf of the pigeonholed spirits of the world. Despite what you've been taught, cachaça can tackle a whole lot more than the classic caipirinha. The bold Brazilian spirit has been popping up all around San Francisco lately, from cozy neighborhood joints to a lofty rooftop deck. To take advantage of our local talent, Cachaça 51 invited five of SF's most creative mixologists to mix up a brand-new cocktail that demonstrates their locale's personality and shows off a little of their own flair.

Foodie Agenda: Eat Real Fest, Filipino Food Pop-Up, & More!

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

Neighborhood Guide: What To Do In North Beach

Beyond the throngs of tourists and kitschy Italian restaurants hides the real North Beach, a bastion of hidden alleyway spots and Beat-laced history. Whether you're sipping a killer cocktail or searching for a poetry tome, keep your eyes—and your mind—wide open when exploring this history-laden neighborhood gem. 

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Bay Area

The first official Oktoberfest, held in Munich 1810, was a celebration of the royal wedding of Ludwig I of Bavaria to Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen when citizens were invited to line the streets and drink up.

SFMOMA + OMCA Joint Exhibit Features Legendary California Painters

Did you know that legendary artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were stirring up the San Francisco art scene in the 1930s? You've heard of the movement-for-change that characterized Berkeley in the 1960s, but what about the now-famous art scene that was erupting at UC Davis? 

Robert Townsend, Jason Segel, and More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

One female singing duo with an album titled Slippery When Moist, pimps, and Jason Segel reading his book about childhood nightmares make up this week's roundup of comedy shows.

Hot 20 Look Back: Where Are They Now?

In preparation for this year's annual Hot 20 list — you might remember me as "The Funny Girl" in the 2011 issue — I decided to check in with a handful of my fellow Hot 20 classmates and see what they're up to now.

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