Eat + Drink
Beer lovers here have it pretty sweet. With 19 San Francisco brewers and dozens of craft beer bars in a 49-square-mile city, you’re never far from a world class beer. Those who appreciate a challenge can find it though, by seeking out special brews and events that are available in limited quantities, or at special times of year, or only if you know someone with inside information.
We at 7x7 consider ourselves slaves to fads of all sorts. The cragel? Check. Birkenstocks? (Um, yes, but don’t tell our perpetually high-heeled editor in chief.) The juice cleanse? We’re glad you asked! There are a bevy of companies in San Francisco offering up liquid nourishment in the name of clearer skin and cleaner bowels and and overall euphoric feeling (no matter how short-lived). Our editors were willing guinea pigs for eight local cleanses. Did we survive?
7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts.
It’s a busy week for eating down in the South Bay, with a Bacon and Brew Fest in the works, chef-inspired hot dogs for eating, and destination-worthy French food to seek out.
After sampling ten craft rickey cocktails from San Francisco's top bartenders, our readers have spoken, and we have a winner! Monarch's Fred Acebo swept the competition with his "Banning Rickey" cocktail, a distinct remix of the traditional rickey recipe with notes of grapefruit and a spoonful of absinthe, creating unexpected layers of flavor that play well against the cocktail's Cointreau foundation.
Head over to Monarch and ask Acebo to whip up the Banning Rickey for you, or follow the directions below to mix it at home and show off your cocktail-making skills.
The Cocktail: Banning Rickey