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From Samuel Adams, the Longshot Home-Brew Contest

Samuel Adams, the Massachusetts-based brewery, runs a really cool competition each year called Longshot in which home brewers from all over the country submit their beers for judging. The winning beers are then brewed by Sam Adams for national release and feature a portrait of the brewer on the label. I recently tasted a Weizenbock from a Chicago-area winner--delicious, as was a grape ale made by the winner of the Sam Adams employee homebrew competition.

<i>7x7 Magazine</i> and Eco Fabulous’ Earth Day Benefit for <i>Healthy Child Healthy World</i> Part 1 of 2

On Thursday, April 23 7x7 Magazine, Eco Fabulous, Veev and Heart of Green co-sponsored the Earth Day Benefit for Healthy Child Healthy World, a resource guide that promotes toxic-free living. The event, which was presented by Zem Joaquin, featured an Earth Day stroll that included a Linda Loudermilk trunk show at Eco-Citizen, a book signing, hors d’ouevres and cocktails at Spring and an eco-centric silent auction.

Part 1 of 2

Operation Desert Storm: <i>7x7</i> Takes on Coachella Part 3

Kid Sister; photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Most Likely To Employ a Buddy System When Leaving Indio: I’m From Barcelona

Happy Hour at O Izakaya

I hadn't been to a true happy hour in years, but the other day I stumbled into the one at O Izakaya. Beers, well sake and well drinks were each $3, which seemed like a pretty good deal (I drank Sapporo). What was a great turn on, though, was the food, priced on a special happy-hour $5 list. We sampled the seaweed salad, ultra-fresh hamachi and the tempura/beer-battered onion rings and loved all of it.

Planting a Victory Garden

Sure, there are plenty of questionable projects funded by the City of San Francisco, but here’s one worth taking note of (and action on): The SF Victory Gardens program, a pilot program aimed to support the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops and unused land into organic food production areas. In other words, city-dwellers, here is your opportunity to turn your underutilized space into a green oasis, with support from a team of talented professionals.

This could be your backyard.
Photograph by Chris Beddoe.

SF Ballet New Works Opening Gala

On Tuesday, April 22 the San Francisco Ballet kicked off the opening night of its 75th Anniversary Season’s New Works Festival with a grand soiree at the War Memorial Opera House. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception and an elegant dinner.

Yurie Pascarella, Danielle Santos

Cheri Spolin, Stacey Dobos

Coachella 2008: Day One

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's a look at day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, which took place in Indio, California on April 25, 26 and 27.


Murphy's Film Picks

Film nerds and nerdettes, why don't you check out some of these groovy film picks happening in your 'hood. Don't forget to tune in next week for another installment of the Reel. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.

Operation Desert Storm: <i>7x7</i> Takes on Coachella Part 2

DeVotchKa; photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's a report from the sonically scorching day two of Coachella:

Coachella Performer with the Coolest Buddy List: Mark Ronson
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