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Lazy Bear, The Progress Named 2015 James Beard Award Semifinalists

Congratulations to all our Bay Area James Beard Award 2015 semifinalists! You'll see some familiar names and some new names. The final nonimees will be announced next month, and the awards will take place on May 4 in Chicago. Until then, check out which locals made the first cut.

Drink Here Now: Scotch Tasting, A16 Aperitivo Hour, & More

It's happy hour somewhere. We promise.

Special Menus to Celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is today, and many places all over the city are hosting dinners and events to celebrate the occasion, making special dishes and treats. Welcome to the Year of the Ram/Goat/Sheep!

Hunger Games: Three Fad Diets Attempt to Hack Your Body for the Better

It’s the stuff of science fiction: Futuristic diets, with seemingly magical ingredients, promise a complete body overhaul—more energy, slimmer figure, longer life. Local techies may laud the diets’ transformative abilities, but these new trends beg the question: Can man survive on butter-fortified java?

Get In The Oscar Spirit With 5 Great Movie-Inspired Cocktails

It's Oscar time, baby, and you know what that means — it's time to bust out your formal finest and strut your stuff on the red carpet. Barring that (did your invite get lost in the mail, too?), we suggest taking yourself on a cocktail crawl around San Francisco, sampling libations that were inspired by some of the best (or silliest) films out there. Now that's our kind of movie marathon. 

The Big Eat Oakland: 50 Things to Taste Before You Die

After years of putting together the annual Big Eat San Francisco, in 2014 we expanded our famous culinary listicle across the Bay Bridge. From the chilaquiles at Grand Lake Kitchen to Hopscotch's Yonsei Oyster, here are 50 things you need to try in the Town before you die. 

Best Local Beer Fests from Now Until Oktoberfest

We’ve assembled a list of the best beer events from now until Oktoberfest, so you can plan accordingly. You’re welcome.

Secret Recipe: Blue Plate's Macaroni and Drunken Spanish Goat Cheese

7x7 asks the Bay Area'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.

Secret Recipe: Doña Tomás Chiles Rellenos with Cauliflower Sauce

At Oakland’s Doña Tomás, a stylish bastion for upscale Mexican fare (Oakland is ahead of the curve in this category), authentic chiles rellenos steal the show. Inspired by the traditional dish from Mexico City, chef Thomas Schnetz adds a healthy twist by serving the goat cheese-and-spinach-stuffed chiles baked, on a bed of creamy cauliflower sauce, with a drizzle of crema and a bright garnish of pomegranate seeds.

Oakland Eats: Family Style at Haven, Last-Minute Valentine's Day, & More

It's one of those months — if you've managed to survive Beer Week, Valentine's Day is creeping up on you, immediately followed by the amazing madness of Chinese New Year. Exhale. We've got any last minute Valentine's Day plans covered, plus a couple of exciting new dining destinations to keep you well fed. 

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