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The Best Beer Sites on the Internet

The Best Beer Sites on the Internet

The Internet is a great tool for staying current on topics you are passionate about. But navigating it for information can also be a time vortex that sucks hours out of your life. You can lose the better part of an afternoon becoming an expert on the history of Las Vegas when you originally just meant to buy round trip tickets there for the weekend.

Social Video Platform Spreecast Brings Face to Face Conversations to Live Broadcasts

Seven years after co-founding StubHub, which was sold to eBay in 2007, Jeff Fluhr took a bit of a break. He noted a number of social media and technology trends before deciding on his next move.

“One thing I noticed was that what had been private conversations were becoming public conversations,” Fluhr says. “Ever since the advent of email, we’d been having these largely private, asynchronous conversations, text-based.

7x7.com Expands to Portland and Seattle

7x7.com Expands to Portland and Seattle

It's been a bit under the radar, but no longer - 7x7.com has expanded to Portland and Seattle!

A Molecular Gastronomist, a Forager and a Mixologist Walk into a Bar...

A Molecular Gastronomist, a Forager and a Mixologist Walk into a Bar...

When Travis Cook picked up the phone on Monday evening, he had just finished a long day of foraging. And while he wouldn’t tell us where he was exactly (check your gardens, people), he will be preparing all the random and edible plants, herbs and flowers he found at his new, semi-temporary “we’ll see how it goes” pop-up.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Our National Parks Have Big Plans for Earth Day

Our National Parks Have Big Plans for Earth Day

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Market Watch: Square Meals' Chefs Find Tasty Bites at the Farmers Market

Market Watch: Square Meals' Chefs Find Tasty Bites at the Farmers Market

Allison Mountford, executive chef and owner of Square Meals, and Sarah Henkin, her new operations director, were at the Thursday market recently to shop for ingredients for their weekly changing menu. Allison started Square Meals shortly after graduating from culinary school in 2006 and the business has since grown from a private chef service to a brick-and-mortar establishment in Polk Gulch, which opened last December.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Get ready for more rain....and a few tunes to go along with it.

Dining Design Diary: Inside Nob Hill's Sexy Parallel 37

 Dining Design Diary: Inside Nob Hill's Sexy Parallel 37

The Ritz-Carlton rises from the top of Nob Hill like a neoclassical Roman palace. But cross the threshold into Parallel 37, the reimagined restaurant from chef Ron Siegel, and a more modern aesthetic reigns.

Decurate Tells the Stories Behind Its Limited-Edition Designer Wares

Decurate Tells the Stories Behind Their Limited-Edition Designer Wares

Software engineer Polo Valdovinos loves a good story, especially when he’s shopping for his Spanish Mediterranean home in the East Bay. “I like looking at great pieces, but I want to know how and why they were made,” he says. “It’s not enough that something is cute or cool. It’s got to be truly special in its craftsmanship—something that will last.”

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