Eat + Drink
It's happy hour somewhere. We promise.
The Lunar New Year is today, and many places all over the city are hosting dinners and events to celebrate the occasion, making special dishes and treats. Welcome to the Year of the Ram/Goat/Sheep!
It’s the stuff of science fiction: Futuristic diets, with seemingly magical ingredients, promise a complete body overhaul—more energy, slimmer figure, longer life. Local techies may laud the diets’ transformative abilities, but these new trends beg the question: Can man survive on butter-fortified java?
It's Oscar time, baby, and you know what that means — it's time to bust out your formal finest and strut your stuff on the red carpet. Barring that (did your invite get lost in the mail, too?), we suggest taking yourself on a cocktail crawl around San Francisco, sampling libations that were inspired by some of the best (or silliest) films out there. Now that's our kind of movie marathon.
7x7 asks the Bay Area'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.
At Oakland’s Doña Tomás, a stylish bastion for upscale Mexican fare (Oakland is ahead of the curve in this category), authentic chiles rellenos steal the show. Inspired by the traditional dish from Mexico City, chef Thomas Schnetz adds a healthy twist by serving the goat cheese-and-spinach-stuffed chiles baked, on a bed of creamy cauliflower sauce, with a drizzle of crema and a bright garnish of pomegranate seeds.
It's one of those months — if you've managed to survive Beer Week, Valentine's Day is creeping up on you, immediately followed by the amazing madness of Chinese New Year. Exhale. We've got any last minute Valentine's Day plans covered, plus a couple of exciting new dining destinations to keep you well fed.
Whether you're single or smitten this February 14, what better way to celebrate than with a boozy cocktail?