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A Handy Road Map To The San Francisco Street Food Festival

The fourth annual San Francisco Street Food Festival sponsored by La Cocina has over 70 food vendors in a holding pattern about to divebomb six blocks of the Mission this Saturday. This year, there is also a ticketed Night Market fundraiser on Friday night at Alemany Market (with heat lamps), and a host of food entrepreneurship related panels on Sunday. Whether you're a dabbling street food enthusiast or an industry die-hard, there's a perfect bite waiting to be had. Here are a few pointers to help navigate the weekend's street food madness so you can get the most out of it. 

Look of the Week: Locally Designed Men's T-Shirts

From local artist Tucker Nichols' quirky collection at Park Life to the vibrant animal print t-shirts designed by Artillery AG owner, Ivan Lopez, we scoured through endless (virtual) piles of t-shirts and found seven stand-out designs from local artists. Guys (We're talking to you, Zuck.), if you're going to wear a t-shirt, wear one of these. 

Freak Bikes, BMX Riders and More at the East Bay's Pedalfest

Bicycle festival season kicks into high gear this Saturday with the return of Pedalfest, the East Bay’s annual be-all bike party. From short-course BMX riding to aerial bicycle dance to a parade of freak bikes, this full day event celebrates all things bike.

Fast-Growing Cater2.me Expands to New York City

If you’re going to the San Francisco Street Food Festival Saturday, one of the event’s sponsors this year is a startup we covered back in January, Cater2.me.

It’s a natural fit, because this is the startup that has been connecting many of those individual street vendors – people with a food stand or cart in the Mission, a truck, a pop-up café, or a stand at the Farmers Market – with the businesses downtown ordering meals for their employees.

The Flour + Water Team Takes It to the Next Level

Great patios are few and far between in chilly San Francisco, but we still host a few restaurants whose outside spaces double as secret oases (Foreign Cinema, Saison). Now Central Kitchen—the second venture from Flour + Water partners David Steele, David White, and chef Thomas McNaughton—joins the posse with an indoor/outdoor spot down the street from their original restaurant.

House of Air Debuts a New Class for the Tots

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Best of Oakland Dining: Uptown, Downtown, Jack London Square

Chop Bar Oakland

In 7x7's July/August issue, Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen gave you a tour of an ideal day in Oakland. Now, we present the definitive dining guide to Oakland.

The problem is, there are loads of amazing spots to nosh and drink in the 510. So many, in fact, that we split our top picks into four parts categorized by neighborhood. In our first installment, we begin with Downtown, Uptown, and Jack London Square.

SF's Zoe Bikini Recommends the Best Bikini Beach Locales

The designer behind the Mission's Zoe Bikini grew up in Santa Barbara, but she now resides in Marin with a sun deck and a bounty of bikinis. Zoe recently relaunched her website boasting her customizable swim styles as the Bay Area enters Indian Summer—the best time of year to wear a bikini locally (fingers crossed for beach days soon!). Here, the seasoned beach goer offers up her favorite sandy spots to show them off at.

The Big Late-Night Eat: 50 Places in SF Open Past 10 p.m.

In the July/August issue, we took a closer look at San Francisco’s challenging late-night dining scene with an article that sparked plenty of interest, comments, and controversy. While our city definitely shuts down early, good news: there are still plenty of places that serve food past 10 p.m., from the grubby to the greasy to the gourmet. 

Excerpted from the new Tablehopper's Top Late-Night Eats in SF app, here are 50 of our favorites:

Enter the Googleplex

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

From two founders and one employee working out of a friend's Menlo Park garage in 1997, Google has come a long way since then to fill its large Mountain View headquarters—fondly nicknamed the Googleplex.

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