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Holiday Brews on Tap at California's Best Beer Bar

On Friday and Saturday, December 16 & 17, The Trappist in Oakland will be hosting their version of the Kerstbier Fest. The event is billed as offering the best assortment of Christmas beers outside of Belgium.

Occupy Gingerbread: Vote in the Palace Hotel 2011 Gingerbread Competition

Holiday season is always a hectic time, but this year feels especially frantic, with San Franciscans seeming even more in need of a little reminder of what this time of year is really about: sweet dreams of miniature edible housing projects.

Help Lost Weekend Video Get A New Basement Cinema

Lost Weekend Video is part of a vanishing tribe of video stores in San Francisco. Started on Valencia Street in 1997 by three close friends, it's one of the few remaining places in the city you can forge friendships with a group of quirky employees (who all happen to be either music industry veterans or hard-working musicians themselves) and hang out and shoot the breeze just for the hell of it. And most importantly? Their ultra-curated (they are movie nerds, after all) movie selection is pretty much unparalleled.

Skiing Newbie? Time to Head to Tahoe

We all have to start somewhere, so if you’re looking to take those first tentative steps to become a snowboarder or skier, a half-dozen winter resorts in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area are once again giving newbies the chance at a very reasonable rate.

Nextdoor's Private Social Networks for Neighborhoods

Many of us have grown so accustomed to using social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to connect with each other, that we may have overlooked what research shows is a growing gap in our social lives, which is connecting with our neighbors.

Scenes of the City: The Cathedral in the Dogpatch

"The Cathedral" as it's known to some for its dramatic light quality (and perhaps for the presence of several pianos) or Building 6 as it's known by the City of SF sits on the shore of San Francisco Bay at the end of Pier 70 in the Dogpatch.

(PENFOLDS)RED at Ghirardelli Square for World AIDS Day 2011

On December 1st, the famed winery partnered with 7x7 and Cellar360 to turn Ghirardelli Square (RED) for World AIDS Day.

Guests enjoyed delicious pairings from some of San Francisco’s hottest restaurants—Yoshi’s, Ruth’s Chris, Park Tavern, Balboa Café, Dixie’s and JW Marriott—while enjoying live music sets by the Sow Belly Trio.

For every glass and bottle sold, (PENFOLDS)RED donated 15% of profits to the Global Fund.  Penfolds Winery is a proud partner of (PRODUCT)RED.

Photos: Crossroads Trading Co.'s Holiday Customer Appreciation Party 2011

On December 1st, San Francisco's own Crossroads Trading thanked their loyal fashionistas with a special event at their pop-up store nearby Union Square. Guests shopped new and gently used items while mingling with the Bay Area's most stylish denizens, taking the rare opportunity to shop the very best merchandise selected from all seven of Crossroads' Bay Area stores.

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. We'll showcase a new playlist every week so you can start things off right.

Puerto Vallarta: A Dose Of Paradise Only Three Hours Away

We were lucky enough to be invited on the Virgin America's maiden air voyage to Puerto Vallarta this past weekend, and we can safely say that PV is poised to become one of the friendliest, most welcoming destinations for Bay Areans who need a quick tropical getaway to cleanse themselves of winter blues or real life jitters.

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