Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink…at your service. Ask your own questions in the comments!
When it comes to local menswear, Unionmade Goods is pretty much aces. Their collection is always so varied, yet tightly curated, and huge. That said, it was particularly difficult narrowing down this list to a mere seven, but I will say my single favorite item from the current collection is definitely Alden of San Francisco's beatifully lush dark suede chukkas (#1) -- and this is coming from a not-huge-chukka-fan. The double zip wallet from Japanese retailer, Beams+ (#6), is another a fantastic design that will slip easily into your front or back pocket, and would be a killer accessory for women, too. In fact, ladies, if you're looking for a Valentine's gift, make Unionmade your go-to and, while you're there, don't overlook picking up something for yourself at this fine (menswear) establishment.
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, email email@example.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
Chef Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in North Beach is known for his flavorful, chewy crust. It's even won him the World Pizza Cup in Naples. He bakes his pies in a coal-fired oven to give them a slight char. To get a similar slice at home, he's concocted an easy pizza dough to top with whatever you desire and then cook on an outdoor grill.
1 package (2 ¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon lukewarm water
¼ cup rye flour
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for oiling the bowl
Folks have been known to do some wacky and outrageous things while bar-hopping in San Francisco, but wearing clothing more suitable for the ski slopes?
That's what Heavenly is asking skiers and snowboarders to do the next three Fridays (Feb. 10, 17 and 24). As a reward, a lucky quartet will win an all-expenses weekend at the South Lake Tahoe resort each evening.
Did you know San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade is "the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia"? Well that's what its handy website is saying. Superlative statements aside, it's always fun to hit the streets for glimpses of the 250 foot Golden Dragon and Miss Chinatown U.S.A.—in doses. This year, we'll be there, but not without several "breaks" for respite from the jam-packed street, a drink, or a delicious bite along the way. Make the parade your excuse to follow our crowd-dodging itinerary.
This Saturday evening, ArtPoint will present Masters of Venice: A Masked Ball at the de Young. The festive affair -- elegant black tie dress code with mysterious Venetian masks strongly encouraged -- will celebrate the close of the Masters of Venice: Paintings of passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Chances are, you've already chosen a stunning dress and envy-ensuing heels, but have you settled on an evening clutch and mask to match?
If you're getting married, you can sign up for a wedding registry at a giant national chain store that thousands of other couples are also signed up for. Or, you could make sure your new life together will be blessed with awesome, unique and handpicked items and experiences through Knack Registry.
Happy Beer Week! SF's craft beer community has had a big year, with the recent launch of Southern Pacific Brewing (the city's first new brewery in over a decade), and huge community support for up-and-coming suds superstars like Almanac, Local Brewing Co., and Pacific Brewing Laboratory. As usual, the SF Brewers' Guild and their counterparts around the Bay have put together a dizzying lineup of 300-plus events at over 140 venues that are sure to please the palates of both seasoned drinkers and beer neophytes. With ten days of wall-to-wall good drinking, it was hard to choose just a few events to highlight, but these six seemed particularly appealing.
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