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The Legendary Tosca Cafe Gets a Spit Shine

Timeworn spaces don’t always take well to renovation, and San Franciscans don’t always adapt well to change. But in the case of North Beach’s nearly century-old Tosca Cafe, a little care and fresh polish are bringing new light to an iconic corner of the city.

Wine of the Week: A Funky Little Pinot Gris

On the rocky slopes of Sonoma Mountain, nestled between Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Chardonnay, are a few precious rows of Pinot Gris.

Four New Cafés and Coffee Spots

Ready to get your caffeine on? Here are four new places around town, from small indie spots to the bigger boys.

Foodie Agenda: A Southern Whiskey Dinner, a Booze and Brew Brawl, and More!

Thursday, February 13

Join Speakeasy for a classic evening filled with good friends, plenty of hearty food, and a premium open bar.

Drink Here Now: Five Places to Sip This Week

Speakeasy beer and food

1) Speakeasy Brewmasters Hold Court at MKT Restaurant
We’ve reached the halfway point of SF Beer Week, and MKT Restaurant – Bar is ready to celebrate. They’ve invited the brilliant brewmasters of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers to hold court on Wednesday evening, February 12.

Secret Recipe: Smoked Potatoes From Bar Tartine

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 Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.<--break-->

Satisfy Your Primitive Urges With a Fireside Dinner at TBD

Classical mythology and modern evolutionary theory both gazed into the flames of the cook fire and found there the same thing: the origins of our humanity.” So says Michael Pollan in his latest book, Cooked, a quarter of which is dedicated to the primal ritual of cooking with fire.

What Beer Would You Pair With Your Neighborhood?

It’s no great surprise that San Francisco is a beer-obsessed town. We’re a city of diverse tastes and inclinations. Beer, with its wide range of flavors, styles, and pairing potential, is a drink that lends itself well to San Francisco’s motley make-up.

Marin Eats: Mexican Ceviche, Margaritas, & Pork Belly Tacos

New seasonal eating menus for traditional and approachable Mexican cuisine that adheres to the Bay Area's “eat local” mantra have popped up in Marin—making ample room at the table for a tequila bar for those so inclined or a more humble street vendor for that Sunday morning produce procuring outing. 

Insider Picks: Anna Weinberg & Jennifer Puccio's 7 Best SF Eats

In a new column, 7x7 asks Bay Area insiders to tell us the tricks of their trade, secret spots, and most beloved mainstays in their industry. Want to know where local icons spend their time? Email, and we'll get the scoop.

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