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Win a Signed Print of Lawrie Brown's "Yellow Ice Cream"

By Lawrie Brown’s own admission, paranoia about the artificial additives prevalent in mass-produced comestibles inspired the photographer’s popular “Colored Food” series, which is now riding a viral wave through the Interwebs.

An IT Dude Who Dresses From The Feet Up

What are you wearing? 

Kill City button-up, Publish shorts, Uniqlo socks, Nike SB Janoski Digi Floral sneakers.

Vote for the Top 10 Your City Your Chef 2014 Finalists

For the fifth year in a row, 7x7, in partnership with Trumer Pils, called upon its readers to nominate the city's most promising chefs. We narrowed it down to the top ten finalists in our search for the Bay Area's most up-and-coming culinary star – now it's your turn to vote one to the top!

This Week in Live Music: 10,000 Maniacs, Cowboy Junkies, Ester Rada, and More

More venue news for San Francisco music lushes, this time an update for one of the most pristine music halls on the West Coast. The Nob Hill Masonic Center and its billion dollar views are currently undergoing a renovation project, which is due for September completion.

Where to Plop Poolside in San Francisco

From swanky indoor pools, to heated saltwater baths, here's where to get your swim on in SF.

Scenes of the City: Homegrown Artist Stephen Namara Shares His Studio

For this week's Scenes of the City we spent some time with San Francisco artist Stephen Namara, a member of the Hunters Point Shipyard Artist group. Namara is an oil painter who uses a variety of techniques – including a cotton sock – to apply dry pigments.

Contrarian Elon Musk Goes All Open Source with Tesla, Promises Not to Sue Patent Violators

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On Thursday, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk announced on the company’s site (in a post titled “All Our Patents Are Belong to You”) that the electric car company would stop pursuing patent enforcement for anyone using their technology “in good faith.” (What that means exactly is still open to interpretation.) 

Foodie Updates: Samovar Opens In the Mission, Perdition Smokehouse Comes to Berkeley, and More

As summer is almost officially upon us, we have a few more new things taking shape in the immediate food future, and a few more coming down the pike—and the Mission, again, is blowing up. 

All About Sake: A Primer + 3 Great SF Programs

Just say no to sake bombs. The fermented rice beverage ubiquitous to sushi joints around town is finally getting its due with well-developed, masterfully curated programs. We’ve selected three of our favorites — ICHI Suhsi + NI Bar, Roka Akor, and Pabu — perfect for your sake enjoyment no matter your level of expertise. But first, a few key things to understand before you sip.

Deliver Bacon To Dad's Door This Father's Day

Squeal like a pig!

This Sunday, give dad the gift of coronary embolism. Give him bacon. Give him bacon swathed in chocolate. Right to his door. From today until Sunday, BloomThat will deliver six pieces of bacon (one chocolate covered) anywhere in San Francisco, East Bay, or Palo Alto. Perfect for last-minute Father's Day gifts.

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