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Where to Taste Wine Country's Spiciest Dishes

Whether it's topped with exotic zataar, unexpected herbal Chinese lily bulb, or even fragrant pine, we're trying out Wine Country's most spiced up dishes this summer. Check out these local restaurants for a tasty spread of exotic ingredients.  

An Ode to San Francisco's Old School Diners

We here in San Francisco love our gourmet provisions, but from time to time we need a break for good old comfort food—and the diner never disappoints. With nostalgic charm, coffee that flows like wine, and single breakfast portions that could feed a small army, we'd like to take a moment to salute our favorites.

5 Must-Eat Tacos When in L.A.

Guisados Taco Sampler

It's no secret that San Francisco is home to America's Best Burrito, but a recent trip to Los Angeles proved that our neighbor to the south takes its Mexican food just as seriously. Here are five must-eat tacos for the next time you find yourself in the City of Angels. 

Wise Sons' New Bakery Will Attempt to Bring the New York Bagel to SF

While San Francisco may excel at crafting artisanal coffee and $4 toast, the secret to the perfect bagel still eludes us. Our struggles with the breakfast pastry have been well-documented—from Buzzfeed to The New York Times—but now Wise Sons is getting into the heated arena. 

The Bay Area's 7 Best Pies

Some of us here at 7x7 think that cake reigns supreme in the circular desserts category, while others believe the nostalgia, homeyness, and American spirit of pie trumps any layered creation. For the latter of us, we’ve ranked the best in the Bay. Get out your forks, and open your pie hole.

Susan Sarandon Is Opening a Ping-Pong Bar in SoMa

Start practicing your backhand: The self-described "ping pong social club" Spin is making its way to the Bay Area.  

Drop Anchor at These Must-Stop Seafood Shacks Between San Francisco and L.A.

Sun and seafood shacks are what coastal dreams are made of. There's nothing better than biting into a soft abalone taco or slurping hot, creamy clam chowder when your stomach is growling after a day on the road. If you're thinking of hitting Highway 1, here are five of our favorite stops for seafood lovers between San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Secret Recipe: Starbelly's Bacon-Jalapeño Spaghetti

Did you know that Starbelly serves up to five tons of bacon each year? That's a lot of slaughtered creatures. But Babe's unfortunate loss of life is your insatiable belly's gain. Starbelly's signature Bacon-Jalapeño Spaghetti dish is also one of the Castro eatery's most popular. Now you can make it at home.

Where's the Beef? World's First Vegetarian Drive-Thru Opens in Rohnert Park

Menu items at the brand-new Amy’s Drive-Thru in Rohnert Park sound familiar enough: double cheeseburger, chili cheese fries, and a milkshake, all served lickety-split. But at this earth-friendly fast food eatery topped with a living roof, there’s not an ounce of meat on the grill. California's cows are happy today, indeed.

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