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The 10 Best Holiday Cocktails in San Francisco + Recipes

‘Tis the season for spirited sipping, and our favorite San Francisco bars have you covered with ciders, punches, and grogs galore (and even a decadent tipple made with ice cream). Sample our top 10 picks around town, and scroll to the bottom for a few bonus recipes, perfect for your holiday party purposes.

Union Square Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

If you’re going to be doing any of your holiday shopping downtown this year, you’re going to need some fuel to survive the bag-totin' crowds. Here are a few new-ish places where you can grab a bite to eat, plus ideas on where you can find some holiday cheer to keep you feeling good about people.

Foodie Agenda: New Restaurants, a Glühwein Party, & More

Avoid the post-Thanksgiving slump by eating all the way through the weekend. 

9 New Breweries Coming to SF in 2015

San Francisco's craft brew scene is exploding. While it took the San Francisco Brewers Guild ten years reach its current 20 members, at least nine more breweries are scheduled to open over the next year. And some of them will be unlike anything you've seen before. Let's dive in, shall we?

Silicon Valley Eats: Turkey To-Go and a Local Beer Tour

It's the week we've all been waiting for — feasts, leftovers, and epic afternoon naps. The South Bay has you covered with a few delicious Thanksgiving meals out (if you're still scrambling for plans), plus a Santa Cruz Beer Tour that will have you feeling all kinds of jolly this weekend.

Secret Recipe: Rye's Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Cocktail

The best thing after a long day of cooking and feasting? A stiff drink. It’s even better when that drink is made with pumpkin spice syrup. Rye and 15 Romolo founder Jon Gasparini pours the holidays on the rocks with his “Old Fashioned Thanksgiving” cocktail.

The Big Sweet: 50 Treats to Eat Before You Die

Call your dentist and get busy.

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings from Local Experts

No feast is complete without a bottle (or ten) of the good stuff. We asked some of the top wine experts in the Bay Area and Napa for their pairing picks for your autumnal potluck. Our advice: better to overstock than not—you’ll need some wine to go with those leftovers, after all.

Secret Recipe: Three Babes Bakeshop's Classic Apple Pie

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. 

What would the winter months be without fresh-baked apple pie? Three Babes Bakeshop makes a mean Classic Apple—the stuff of Thanksgiving dreams—with crisp, organic seasonal apples (Granny Smiths, Pippins, Gravensteins, or Pink Pearls) and a flaky, flavorful all-butter crust.

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