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4 New Ramen Spots to Check Out in the East Bay

It can't be denied: ramen is having a moment. From the long lines at Mensho Tokyo to the long lines at the Itani Ramen pop-up, folks on both sides of the Bay are eagerly licking their lips over this Japanese comfort food. Whether you're seeking a bowl straight from Asia or a new take on the classic, here are four East Bay spots where you should be slurping noodles. 

Hide out With a Good Book at These Gorgeous Bay Area Libraries

There's something so awe-inspiring about a gorgeous library. These six local literary meccas are sure to make even the snobbiest bibliothecary go “damn."

Secret Recipe: Lolo's Fried Avocado Tacos

You can't sit down to dinner at colorful Mission eatery Loló without ordering the panko avocado taco. The crispy fried panko batter contrasts brilliantly with the rich creamy avocado and melty Oaxacan cheese—making this menu staple a must-eat whenever you're in the neighborhood. It's a classic on 7x7's annual Big Eat list, and now you can make it at home with this recipe. Provecho!

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Legit Pot Docs + Stylish Spots to Get Your MMJ Card

Until full legalization happens (most likely upon this November's election), Californians still need a doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana in order to partake. We all know that obtaining one is as easy as scoring a pot truffle in the park, but at least now we have classier, more efficient options than the MMJ docs in dank little offices on our city's seediers blocks. Check out the best spots to get your card, as well as a few doctors and nurses who are changing the landscape of modern medicine.

The Best Places to Buy Succulents, Cacti + Air Plants in the Bay Area

If you’ve killed your fair share of green things or love a desert vibe, consider a succulent, air plant, or cacti—or perhaps even a Venus flytrap—to pretty up your home or office space. They’re much hardier and pretty difficult to kill. Plus, they come in some super cool, weird, trippy varieties. Here's where to shop. 

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Get Cultured at the Bay Area's Ganja Dinners, Festivals, Exhibits, Yoga Classes + 420 Games

Experiences are the new commodity, and the cannabis world is getting in on the action. As pot goes mainstream, devotees are coming out of the shadows to share herb together over a host of fun activities—yoga and fitness, salons and suppers, film festivals and even museum exhibitions. There's much to do here in the capitol of cannabis. Here's a start.

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Our Favorite Marijuana Strains, Pre-Rolls + Growers in Northern California

Walk into any dispensary or log on to any online delivery service and the menu of choices is almost immediately overwhelming—if you've seen the restaurant wine-list-style menu at The Apothecarium, you know exactly what we're talking about.

Mother's Day Brunch Options: 37 Special Places to Treat Your Mom

Mother’s Day is just a week away! We’ve rounded up a ton of brunch options, now all you have to do is make a reservation and treat your mom like the queen she is. 

TED Talks Curator Chris Anderson to Promote New Book in the Bay Area

If anyone knows how to captivate an audience, it's Chris Anderson who, for the past 15 years as the curator of TED, has ushered some of the world’s best and brightest minds onto a stage set to send their insights into an online viral frenzy.

7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: The Best Tinctures, Topicals + Bath Soaks Handcrafted in the Bay Area

What could sound more hippie dippie than a cannabis tincture? But really, these droppers full of magical potions are the easiest entrée in the wide world of medical marijuana—and a perfect option for anyone wishing to ease tension without getting high.

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