Eat + Drink
If you don't have a Mexican grandmother/mother of your own, here's where to get the best tamales in the Bay Area to unwrap on Christmas Eve.
With Hanukkah right around the corner, it's time for Jews and gentiles alike to partake in the holiday tradition of devouring latkes. We're partial to the perfectly crispy-on-the-outside-pillowy-on-the-inside version fried up by Locanda chef Craig Stoll. Enjoy them at home surrounded by family and friends ... or all alone with Netflix, we're not judging.
Restaurateur extraordinaire Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Lolinda Steakhouse, El Techo de Lolinda, Delarosa, Starbelly, Super Duper, Pesce, Uno Dos Tacos) is aiming to open Delarosa's downtown location in April 2015 (complete with fried-pizza options), and it doesn't end there—he's ruminating on a Spanish concept and dreaming of another steakhouse.
When it comes to celebrating this holiday season, it's time to ditch the store-bought eggnog for something a little more interesting. Every November through mid-January, Anchor Brewing releases its coveted Christmas Ale—a rich, dark, boldly spiced delight with a top-secret recipe of malts, hops, and spices that changes slightly every year. Now, the Anchor team has distilled the ale down to the 2014 Christmas Spirit, a deliciously festive libation that's sure to put a twinkle in your eye, thanks to flavors of bright holiday spices, orange peel, and poached apple.
7x7 asks the city'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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
God bless the great state of California. We can take any ethnic food and add our oh-so-typical thumbprint to it. Enter the breakfast burrito, not just for dinner anymore! We took something native to Mexico and slapped it with eggs, cheese, and avocado and—voila—burrito ou can eat for breakfast. And here are a few of our favorites in San Francisco.