Eat + Drink
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With so many mountains and hillside and ocean cliffs in Wine County, there are endless possibilities to catch a Sonoma/Napa sunset over supper. Here are five of the best settings to stake out.