Eat + Drink
When I was younger, one of my favorite movie scenes came from Beauty and the Beast and involved Belle rejoicing in her newfound library by swinging excitedly on a ladder from shelf to shelf, picking up novel after novel. When I walked into Oakland's Calavera last week, I instantly felt that same rush of excitement when I saw the bartenders swinging from shelf to shelf via an old, wooden ladder. But instead of books, expert hands reached for tequila—shelf after shelf of tequila.
You’ve been there: A spontaneous trip to Wine Country leaves you guessing which among roughly 3,000 wineries (that all sound the same) will offer a setting inspring enough to coax a “jelly” or two from your Instagram pals. We're here to help.
3 delicious reasons to eat in the East Bay.
I enjoy a glass of wine each night for its health benefits. The other glasses are for my witty comebacks and flawless dance moves.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
Each year, Bay Area foodies voraciously chow their way through 7x7's Big Eat: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die. This September, join us for The 7x7 Big Eat Cocktail Supper Series, a weeklong tasting event where you can sample from our list of SF's must-eats, plus meet and mingle with top chefs from the city's most buzzed-about restaurants.
Who says sparkling wine is reserved for New Year’s Eve? Special occasions certainly call for sparklers, but popping open a bottle can be an event in itself. In fact, with temperatures rising in the Bay Area, a cold glass of bubbly might be the best answer to beat the heat.
Never been as far east as Walnut Creek? Both Walnut Creek and Concord (only about 30-40 minutes away from San Francisco) are filled with fun attractions for the whole family including top-line restaurants and beautiful outdoor activities.