Our editors’ picks for happenings around town—starting tonight.
Image Courtesy of 440 Brannan Studio/Showroom
What: Local Designer Showcase
Where: 440 Brannan Studio/Showroom, 440 Brannan St.
When: Tonight, July 17, 6-11 p.m.
Why: Complimentary cocktails and 20% all items by local designers Gr Dano, Saffron Rare Threads, Sara Shepherd, Verrieres & Sako, Distilled and Hieros.
What: Murad Skincare Seminar
When: Tuesday, July 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cutting to the chase: Russell Jackson tells 7x7
about his new restaurant, Lafitte.
Photograph by John Benson
Let’s get this out of the way right up front: Russell Jackson is an intense guy, no shrinking violet. Though he’s got chops from some notable restaurants (including the now-defunct Russell’s in Los Angeles) the last few years he has been flying under the radar, operating a little underground supper club called Subculture Dining, all the while looking for a San Francisco space for a restaurant of his own.
Claire Spaht, Kris Anthony
Steve Morgan, Mattie Morgan
photography by Joe Budd
1. One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, corn
On July 23, Elizabeth Falkner wakes taste buds from their slumber with a three-course tequila-and-corn dinner at Orson. For $65, you can sample your way through chilled corn soup, rib eye with corn-ricotta gnocchi and ham hock with corn hash, all paired with original tequila cocktails. Book your table for the party by calling 415-777-1508.
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