Eat + Drink
You can't say you've been drinking all day if you don't start in the morning.
Summer is in full swing (well, somewhere). But even though Karl the Fog is plaguing us with morning drizzle and afternoon fog, you can still find summer on your plate at these SF restaurants. Hello, peaches, and corn, and tomatoes, and figs…enjoy.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
It's all happening in Oakland this week, with a new weekly installment of Off The Grid, and a destination-worthy spot for sausages and beers in Fruitvale.
Last month we asked our fabulous readers to show us their best food photog skills by hashtagging their colorful meals with #7x7Summer.
Brooklyn-native and longtime Bay Area resident, Michael Lazar is one of San Francisco's leading experts in spirits and cocktails. Lofty words, I know, but you won't find many other bartenders infusing rye with candy cap mushrooms, “reverse” barrel aging Manhattans, barrel aging beer in 65 gallon bourbon and rye barrels, or inventing a whole cocktail program called "Pimp My Old Fashioned."
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 email@example.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
The Gin and Tonic—there’s not a better drink during the dog days of summer (or fog days of summer, if you reside in SF). You’re probably familiar with the classic G&T, but you might not know its checkered past of medicinal uses and global domination.