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The Bay Area's 7 Best Pies, Ranked

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.

Silicon Valley Eats: Lobster Dip Sandwiches, Blue Bottle, and More

It's an all-star week of openings and events in the South Bay this week, spanning some of our most favorite things — beer, bacon, sandwiches, and Blue Bottle Coffee. 

5 New Places Where You Can Get Your Brunch On

Want to change up your same-old brunch game? Here are five new places to do it (including a weekday brunch spot, handy for the next time you play hooky).

Poppin' Bottles in Pismo Beach

Bubblyfest

In October, local sparkling wine lovers flock en masse down south for Bubblyfest on Pismo Beach, where the bubbles flow freely at events both social and educational. After a sold-out first year, the event organizers added a variety of extra events and extended the whole shebang by two days. With over 50 local and international sparkling wine and champagne producers pouring, you’ll have more than enough bubbly to make the drive worth while.

Drink Here Now: Aperitivo Hour, Arak, and More

If you came to make trouble, make me a double. 

Anchor Brewery and 21st Amendment Make It Big

While much of the recent local beer buzz has revolved around the opening of new small brewpubs, two of our older and larger San Francisco breweries are making some big changes.

Secret Recipe: Super Duper's Pickled Cucumber

Seeing as how the pickling revolution is well underway, you might as well make and serve the best. San Francisco's Super Duper Burger prepares more than 100 pounds of pickled cucumbers per day, in house. Whew. The recipe comes from chef Jose Garcia. Make a bunch and serve them atop burgers and more.

The 7x7 St. Patrick’s Day Cross-Bay Beer Crawl

Hog's Apothecary

Beer: It's the staple of one of our favorite holidays here at 7x7. In that spirit, we've drummed up the ultimate, seven-bar, seven-neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day beer crawl, inspired by Beer by BART.

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. 

Post-Prohibition Cocktails at Stookey's Club Moderne

Something mysterious and wonderful is happening at the corner of Bush and Taylor. After a host of local bars came and went (Royal Tug Yacht Club and Yong San Lounge, to name a few), the recently opened Stookey's Club Moderne aims to breathe new life into the centrally-located space, thanks to '30s-inspired decor, smartly dressed bartenders, and a cocktail menu that will soon be the envy of many a mustachioed bartender.

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