Have you noticed Dobbs Ferry, the new, large, wrap-around restaurant on the corner of Hayes and Gough? The owners, Scott Broccoli and Danny Sterling, purchased the former Allegro restaurant and an adjacent kebab shop on Hayes, uniting them to create an expansive new neighborhood hangout with blue wainscoting, exposed brick walls and a huge avocado tree growing out of a closed interior patio area. Sure, the restaurant has reclaimed wood floors and a lot of the menu uses locally sourced ingredients, but they're not the type to mention it on the menu, or even in passing conversation for that matter.
Our readers are some of the hungriest around–that's obvious from all the Tweets, comments and Facebook hullabaloo over our annual Big Eat 2012 list we just posted earlier this morning (it hits newstands in our February 2012 issue early next month). We're all in this epic hunt together to find the city's 100 most scrumptious eats, so we're giving you the chance to get a head start on your fellow foodies this year.
This Week's Hottest Events: Science of Cocktails, Andy Warhol Polaroids, and a Snow White Fashion Show
Home of the Slaves
Join local bands Barcelona, Release the Sunbird, Evaline, and Thurlow in a benefit designed to help San Francisco's victims of human trafficking. Throw down a few extra bucks and be one of the 30 to enjoy a pre-party happy hour in the BrewTruc parked out front.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 1/24
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.
Eames Movie Night
Calling all design enthusiasts—reserve your seat on an Eames chair for Wednesday's screening of the new documentary Eames: The Architect and the Painter. The film tells of the lives of designers Charles and Ray Eames in a feast for the eyes and ears (it's narrated by James Franco). Former editor-in-chief of Dwell, Sam Grawe, provides an intro before the show. RSVP to email@example.com.
When: 6 p.m., Wed. 1/25
Where: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore St.
In need of modern finds for kids? Whether you're decking out a nursery or looking for a rad baby shower gift, these four SF shops carry sleek and chic toys, nursery decor, must-haves for babies, and cool kid's clothes.
We spotted partners Liz King (left) and Judith Powell (right), toughing the weather in cute coats and distressed boots, while out for a shop on Market St. Liz works retail development and oversees some of the construction of Apple stores, and Judith is the executive director of The First Tee of SF, a youth development program. When they're not hard at work, the two are busy shopping and eating local, in SF and beyond.
Photos: 7x7's VIP Reception for New Executive Editor Chloe Harris Frankeny at Parallel 37 in the Ritz-Carlton
On January 18th, San Francisco's elite business leaders were invited to the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco's beautiful new lounge and restaurant, Parallel 37, to meet 7x7's new executive editor, Chloe Harris Frankeny.
Chloe's strong fashion background and editorial vision were on full display as she announced a major redesign of 7x7's magazine, which will launch in March 2012 with the annual Spring Fashion Issue. Guests garnered face-time with Chloe to explore ways to collaborate throughout the year.
Six vintage gowns, two models, one stylist and a photographer arrived in the hills of the Napa Valley for this styled shoot. Inspired by a valley that loves a good vintage, welcomes weddings, and oozes natural beauty. What better place to shoot these gorgeous vintage wedding gowns?
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