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Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Motley Crue Xmas

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Here, a mix of Christmas standards redone by hair metal bands from the 80s, and originals done by heavy metal legends. Enjoy!

Favorite Chinese Take-Out Spots For Holiday Nights

Over the next few weeks, when you're not shoveling pigs in a blanket, dip, champagne and quiche, you are most likely to order Chinese food for delivery or take-out. A recent survey conducted by the food delivery mavens over at Seamless Web confirms this: 20% of delivery orders on Christmas Day are for Chinese Food. So, what number to dial? We asked friends, readers, and 7x7 staff members about their favorite places to order from, when they don't feel like lifting a finger. The favorites follow below. 

Win Tickets to Monarch's NYE Ball!

Welcome to Ticket Tuesdays (which is happening twice this week! thus, the Monday giveaway), a new weekly chance for you to score entry to some of the hottest shows and events in the Bay Area.

A San Francisco Home That's Urban and Unusual

CHD House Tour

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Sam and April Lawrence knew they wanted a San Francisco home that was unconventional. “We didn’t want a house at all,” says Sam. “We were looking for a warehouse. We really wanted to get out of the typical Victorian or modern loft space.” But the warehouses they found were on the fringes of town, and they wanted to be in the heart of it all.

Five Concert Tickets Worth Gifting (and Re-Gifting) This Week

We all know the greatest gift of all is a Kenny Rogers box set that includes the song “Greatest Gift of All,” featuring Dolly Parton. But the second greatest gift of all?

That’s easy.

Concert tickets for your BFFs and FMFs (that’s “family members forever,” redundancy be damned)! It’s not too late to stuff your peoples’ stockings with promises of fun and sound, if Christmas is your holiday of choice. Giveth. Receiveth. Rinceth. Washeth. Repeateth.

Great White Buffalo, Bottom of the Hill, Thursday

Street Style Report: A Style-Savvy Accountant in Union Square

We spotted the perfectly layered Ellie Choi, on her recent visit to SF.

Ellie works as an accountant in Chicago, and when she's not busy crunching numbers, she indulges in food and fashion. We love how she mixed textures and colors for this wintery concoction.  

Charles Phan's Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger, Scallions, and Soy Recipe

In the December issue of 7x7, we chose the seven best cookbooks to gift your foodie (“The Cook’s Bookshelf”). Just in time for the holidays, we give you our favorite recipes from each tome.

Christmas Holiday Parking Rules

Christmas Parking Rules

The Night Before Christmas: as usual.  Everything is enforced on Christmas Eve. 

In Photos: Seven Days of San Francisco Music

This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene the past seven days...

Where to Buy the Perfect Holiday Dessert in the East Bay

With the stress of Holiday shopping and preparing your homes for the scrutiny of your relatives, baking your own Holiday desserts are left on the back burner. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite bakeries in the east bay so you can pick-up and pre-order your holiday favorites and perhaps take credit for baking them-- we won’t tell.

Buche de Noel

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