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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.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Mid-Market

Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.

The 5 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in San Francisco

While lamenting the rising cost of rent in the Mission and Hayes Valley has become as ubiquitous and old news as $4 toast, the cost of living in San Francisco's already-priciest neighborhoods has skyrocketed 14.5 percent in the last year alone, Bisnow reports. Willing to shell it out to live among the rich and famous? Start looking in these five 'hoods.

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