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Maven SF's Isaac Miller & Kate Bolton Debut Their New Hangar 1 Summer Cocktail

Head chef Isaac Miller and mixologist Kate Bolton of Maven SF poured their new Hangar 1 Vodka summer cocktail for the very first time this past week at local tech startup CreativeLive's office happy hour.

Trou Normand Whets Appetites in SoMa

Salvatore Cracco’s facial expression in the photo on his California Department of Food and Agriculture–issued laminated credentials is at least as serious as his title— certified meat processing inspector. But Cracco, 29, chef at SoMa’s new eatery, Trou Normand, is all smiles when standing next to the carcasses of three massive pigs hanging in the restaurant’s meat locker.

Get Nutty for These Non-Dairy Milks

Tired of soymilk? Wondering if there’s a better almond milk than the one you’re drinking out of a box that’s full of additives? We've got news for you: There is! Maybe you’re lactose intolerant, or vegan, or you just want a change-up from the usual milk in your cereal or coconut water in your smoothie. If you’ve looked on the shelves of your local specialty grocery store lately, you’ll find an explosion of different nut milks available — here are some of our favorite finds.

Foodie Agenda: Memorial Day Brews, Oyster Happy Hour, and More

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

Drink Here Now: Passport to Pinot, Plus DIY Bloody Marys

From high-end wines to ghetto beer, we've got your drinking preferences covered this week.

Oakland's Newest Eats Include Oysters, Verve Coffee, and Pho

Across the Bay Bridge, a fresh batch of Oakland restaurant openings is giving us serious hunger pangs. 

The Ultimate Zinfandel & BBQ Festival Arrives This Summer

Seghesio Family Vineyards invites guests to start planning for the 11th annual Zin & BBQ Festival taking place this July. 

Six Wheat Beers Perfect for a Chill Summer

Barley may be the ultimate beer-brewing cereal grain, but wheat is commonly included when making summer beers to provide a crisp acidity and a lighter mouth feel. And while traditional, low-hop, summer beer styles (such as Hefeweizen and Witbier) include wheat, innovative West Coast brewers enjoy creating variations on that classic theme. With the days getting longer and warmer, we checked in with a few local craft brewers to check out this season’s cool and refreshing wheaties.

The Best 2014 Food Trends, Restaurant Comebacks, Delivery, and More

7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Eat... 

Where to Have a Multi-Course Cocktail Experience

There's a growing trend among higher end cocktail establishments to offer lower-alcohol, aperitif-style cocktails alongside more high-octane options – perfect for the casual weeknight dinner, when you're not looking to leave the place super buzzed. But several spots around town are taking the trend one step further by offering three-course cocktail tastings, graduating from easy-sipping aperitifs to spiritous lowballs and digestifs. 

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