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Foodie Updates: Olive Closes, Shakewell Arrives at Lake Merritt, & More

In this week's updates to your food-news radar, we have the shuttering of a ten-year-old Tenderloin lounge, the arrival of Urban Putt's cocktail menu, the opening of Jenn Biesty's much anticipated Oakland restaurant, and the opening of Causwells, a new neighborhood spot in the Marina.

A Taste of the South in the Bay Area

What’s that twang you hear? Why, I do believe there is a little Southern charm percolating in the city. Here’s where you can find some quality Southern treats, soft drawl included.

Foodie Agenda: Set a Guinness World Record, Party With Craftsman and Wolves, & More

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Drink Here Now: World Cup, Summer Cocktails, and Vinyl

How about a Pimm's Cup to celebrate World Cup?

Mix Maestro Thad Vogler Makes Us a Cocktail of His Favorite SF Things

When Thad Vogler isn’t busy helming a restaurant empire or traveling the world in search of spirits worthy of his bar counters (only the best, natch), you’ll likely find him noshing, imbibing, partaking, and relishing in any of the following:

We Wanna Be Friends With Chef Alexander Alioto of Plin

After parting ways with his Russian Hill eatery Seven Hills –which was named the Best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area – Chef Alexander Alioto is opening up a highly anticipated new spot in the Mission.

The Complete Guide to Local Brewery Tours Worth Your Time

Going on a brewery tour is a bit like slipping backstage at your favorite band’s concert. It gives you a chance to see a rock star at their craft and get a first-hand feel of the passion they have for their art. Since San Francisco is at the epicenter of modern craft brewing, we have ready access to both established and new breweries. Much like touring wineries, you can book a package though an agency, put together your own group, or join another.

9 Honestly Great Gluten-Free Treats in San Francisco

If you were gluten-free ten years ago, the only cake you ingested came from your personal oven and probably had a chalky texture and curious aftertaste. Now, next to every glutinous layer cake, you’ll find a GF alternative.

The Five Gayest Cocktails In the Castro

In honor of Pride Month, I bring you a roundup of five of the "gayest" cocktails I could find around the Castro – where, by the way, in contrast to previous decades, it's not so impossible to get a well made drink anymore.

Vote for the Top 10 Your City Your Chef 2014 Finalists

For the fifth year in a row, 7x7, in partnership with Trumer Pils, called upon its readers to nominate the city's most promising chefs. We narrowed it down to the top ten finalists in our search for the Bay Area's most up-and-coming culinary star – now it's your turn to vote one to the top!

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