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Seven Favorite Things: Men's Outwear from Maas & Stacks

Baby, it's cold outside. It's time to treat yourself -- or a loved one -- to a sleek new winter coat. Our suggestion? You can't go wrong with the winter wool, leather and cashmere collection at Maas & Stacks

Seven Homegrown Gems from the Found Footage Festival

Still from the Found Footage Festival

Youtube be damned. Since they started collecting tapes in 1991, Found Footage Festival curators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have an abiding relationship with oddball VHS tapes (and their "stars") culled from thrift stores, garage sales, and, sometimes, dumpsters that's led them all the way to the Late Show with David Letterman, a twice-weekly spot on the Onion's AV Club, and around the country for the last six years and counting.

Four Parties to Celebrate the New Year and the End of the World

Juan MacLean

With the world apparently coming to an end very soon, mark these holiday happenings on your calendar (regular or Mayan) and get out there and have some fun. Of course, if the world doesn’t end, expect this column and more dope music to resume in 2013.

Five Places to Grab a Drink After a Day on the Slopes in Tahoe

After Ski Drink

So, you've just spent the day busting pow, playing in the park, hitting the bump runs or racking up a gazillion vertical feet cruising the groomers, and your stoke level–and not to mention thirst–is high. It's time to find a good apres watering hole, preferably a short walk from the base of the lifts.

Stylish Gifts for the Bike Lover on Your List

Atomic 22 Phil Wood Set

It’s not easy to find a gift for the bike-obsessed person on your holiday list. Chances are, if they wanted it they already got it for themselves. But with so many bike shops in San Francisco, and the bike industry exploding with new stylized gear, there’s still a lot that the gear head in your life may not even know about. I searched the city to find some of the coolest, most stylish gear gift ideas. Here are my picks:

 

Look of the Week: Home Decor Gifts from Local Boutiques

Look of the Week

And now, a little something for all of the aspiring chefs, interior decorators, gardeners and crafters in your life. Show them some holiday love with these fun finds from local boutiques. 

Pop-Up Pantry: Helping America Eat (Very) Well

Hoisin Ginger Braised Shortribs

America deserves an alternative to dinner at the strip mall. No one should have to book a special trip to experience world-class dining,” explains David Hauslaib, co-founder of Pop-Up Pantry. With upscale subscription services on the rise, one born out of LA is determined to bring gourmet meals to American doorsteps.

Epic Christmas Dinners at Restaurants Around Town

This Christmas, you've finally let go of the silver tongs, the last minute Bon Appetit recipe break-downs, and any aspirations of making your own buche de Noel. You're going out. Now, where can a Yuletide-loving fool snag a holiday feast in this town? Here are five tried-and-tested hotel restaurants serving a variety of holiday appetites, from voracious children to adults seeking a private meal under the mistletoe. 

Bay Bridge Eye Candy: After Dark

In honor of the Bay Bridge's 75th anniversary, we held a photo contest to show SF's second-favorite bridge some much-deserved love. Check out our favorite nighttime pictures from the Bay Bridge Photo Contest

Secret Recipe: SusieCakes' Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake

SusieCakes Eggnog Cheesecake

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

You may love the festivity of eggnog, but guzzling down egg yolks and cream—even when laced with booze—can prove less than merry. Get the sweet taste of the holidays in cheesecake form from perennial bakery favorite SusieCakes.

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