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The 2009 Burger Bonanza: Zuni, The Square Peg

Welcome to the 2009 Burger Bonanza wherein two girls eat 20 of the city's best burgers, on the path to burger enlightenment. The 10 best will then be chosen to be featured—in ranking order—in 7x7's September magazine issue. Burgers must fit our "fancy burger" parameter: made with beef and available as part of the regular dinner menu at upscale restaurants in SF. Beyond that, we're open to suggestions, which we hope you will leave in the comment box below!

Zuni Cafe

Link Love: Remembering Nads, Granny Cap Hate, Undies Getting Smaller

Good reads from our feeds....

Will anyone else out there admit to ordering Nads back in the day (because we just know you didn’t get suckered into a Flowbee)? Talk about a depilatory debacle. Delve into that and other hair-related infomercial fads of the past on Jezebel this week.

The Coveted points to the gradient nail art of UK-based Sophy Robson. What do you think?

Craigslist Deal of the Week: $1395 Pac Heights Studio

This is the lowest monthly rent for a Craigslist deal we've done yet, and no, it's not in Bayview As a matter of fact, it's just two blocks from Union Street in Pacific Heights/Cow Hollow - not bad, right? This "XL" studio apartment features a separate kitchen and dinette area and two closets, one of which is a walk-in. You also get hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings and laundry facilities in the building. Water, heat and garbage are all included in the rent, and for an extra $275 a month you can get your very own parking space. What else can we say? It sounds like a pretty sweet deal, especially for you cat types - up to two are allowed in the unit.

Poetry in Motion: SF International Poetry Festival

 

 

For anyone who thinks North Beach has lost its way as a leading literary light, shrouded o’er by a toxic cloud of weekend rowdies, think again.

Last night, every descendant of Ginsberg’s angel-headed hipsters within a world-wide radius clamored to Jack Kerouac Alley for the joyful kick-off of the 2nd San Francisco International Poetry Festival.

Founded by former SF Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman, that raffish North Beach raconteur and beloved “poet of the people,” this now-biennial bash is a solid hit.

Seven Day Film Festival: Indie Shorts in Seven Days

Seven days to make a festival-ready 7-15 minute short film, from conception to polished final product? Competitors in the first ever Seven Day Film Festival will do just this from August 2 through August 9, vying for the grand prize of $1000. Like  The 48 Hour Film Project, competitors will receive "secret constraints" on the first day of the filmmaking period to ensure they can't work on the film sooner. All entries will be shown over four public screenings at the festival, held August 22nd & 23rd at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

Summer Sale at Branch

SF-based online retailer Branch is known for its extensive selection of eco-friendly design items. In fact, the e-boutique was selected as one of TIME Magazine's Green Design 100 just last May. Unfortunately, along with those covetable green goods often comes a rather steep pricetag (hey, nobody said doing good was easy), but right now you can be good to the planet and your wallet during Branch's Hot Summer Sale. Get gorgeous handblown glass from Portland's Esque Studio marked down hundreds of dollars - perfect for your home or as an amazing wedding gift.

The 2009 Burger Bonanza: Nice Buns, Mission Beach Café

Welcome to the 2009 Burger Bonanza wherein two girls eat 20 of the city's best burgers, on the path to burger enlightenment. The 10 best will then be chosen to be featured—in ranking order—in 7x7's September magazine issue. Burgers must fit our "fancy burger" parameter: made with beef and available as part of the regular dinner menu at upscale restaurants in SF. Beyond that, we're open to suggestions, which we hope you will leave in the comment box below!

Mission Beach Cafe

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

The Jewish Film Festival is entering its first weekend, the Red Vic is celebrating its 29th birthday, and David Byrne's Talking Heads are taking the stage (in a manner of speaking) for two nights only. It's looking like a promising week for moviegoers seeking an alternative to the mindless savagery of Orphan and the magical incantations of Harry Potter. Here's a list of some of the finest films arriving at an indie theater near you.

The Eater Wrap: More Pizza Snobbery and 17-Pound Bowls of Pho

Welcome back to the Eater Wrap, the weekly report from Eater SF on all the restaurant news that's fit to print, including pizzaiolos, passive-aggressive restaurateurs, hipster bowlers, and Mariah Carey's sidekick Padma.

Spin City: ‘In The Loop’ Finds The Black Humor On The Road To War

“Where d’ya think you are, in some f---ing  Regency costume drama?” snarls Peter Capaldi, the rapidly twirling, rabidly frothing spin-doctor at the center of In the Loop’s storm. No worries – there’s absolutely no mistaking In the Loop for a well-behaved Jane Austen comedy of manners, zombies or no. Instead, the searingly funny and frighteningly close to home In the Loop comes clad in the pitch-black-humored, corrosive satire of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal and Barry Levinson's Wag the Dog.

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