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Eat + Drink's Favorite Books for Cocktail Lovers

Earlier this year, we did a roundup of the top 5 items for any respectable apartment bar.  Now, the folks  at are adding to that list with a roundup of books by their favorite writers and bartenders. Cocktail lovers, add these to your bookshelves. 

Paul's Picks: 5 Ways to Get the Wine You Want

Paul Einbund is the wine director of the Slanted Door restaurant group. He's also worked as the sommelier at Frances, Coi and more. Look for him here every Tuesday. Follow him on Twitter @pauleinbund.

While I believe that talking to a sommelier is becoming less intimidating, I still also know that most guests could use a little help getting the most out of their ordering experience. Here are my tips.

Pisco, Pisco and More Pisco for 7x7 Readers at's La Mar 'Spirited Supper''s Spirited Supper series (which saw previous events at Beretta and Jardinière) makes its way to La Mar, the land of pisco, next Tuesday.  It will feature six courses of traditional Peruvian food paired with cocktails crafted by La Mar's talented head bartender, Enrique Sanchez (who was

The 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square

I've been working in Union Square now going on 10 years which has gained me some keen insight into eating on the cheap around these parts. Not known for its culinary prowess, this part of town still has some good eats—you just have to pick and choose, even within each restaurant.

1. For blustery days, my new favorite go-to soup is the organic chicken pho at Urban Picnic (a spot that I'd written off until I tried the pho). It's not quite Turtle Tower, but the the slices of chicken are tender, the broth is bold. (Not to mention there are plenty of brain-numbing, US Weekly-type magazines to read while you slurp.)

Partner Spotlight: Eat, Drink and be Local—The TRU Story

7x7 Partner Spotlight

When the Trumer Brauerei Berkeley opened its doors in 2004, we worked hard to perfectly preserve the brewing process of our 400-year-old sister brewery in Salzburg, Austria.

We've successfully combined the heritage and tradition of our European roots with the excellence and passion of American craft brewing. So now you can enjoy a TRU European Pilsner imported fresh from Berkeley.

Brewed in your own backyard for your next backyard BBQ.

Well-balanced with a distinct hoppiness and crisp dry finish, Trumer Pils is a perfect pairing for a summer BBQ, dinner party or Sunday afternoon at the park. Pick up a 6-pack today and bring a local home. The Country's Best Spots to Mix Football & Cocktails

Baseball aside, football season is just getting into full swing. For fans, it's important to know where the best bar stools and high-definition TVs are. has highlighted the Mission's very own Elixir as the place to park for those football games you just can't miss, along with a few other spots around the country that serve up football and cocktails in style.

First Bite: A Tale of Three Sandwiches

This week, a good proportion on my meals have been between two slices of bread. The sandwich is a satisfying creation, equally suited to breakfast, lunch and dinner and co-opted by nearly every culture in the world.

WhiskyWeek Is Upon Us: Where to Imbibe

If you're a fan of whisky, you'll want to hit up one of these WhiskyWeek activities, which all lead up to the annual WhiskeyFest on Friday at the San Francisco Marriot. Expand your knowledge of the spirit at these events:


Thursday is the new Friday. At 1 pm, Jimmy Russell, master distiller at Wild Turkey, will be discussing his life, signing bottles, and educating whiskey devotees on the virtues of Wild Turkey at John Walker & Company on Sutter Street (where all Wild Turkey products will also be 15% off during the event).

Locked & Loaded: The Great San Francisco Coffee Wars

If you've been keeping up with the Blue Bottle/Dolores Park controversy, are a Ken Burns fan, or maybe just live in San Francisco and occasionally visit the Mission, the sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster has a new video that breaks down the Great San Francisco Coffee Wars for you.

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

1. Big Nate's 20th Anniversary: Over in a quiet corner of SOMA, former Warriors center Nate Thurmond has been selling his barbeque to a hungry public for two decades. To celebrate, Big Nate's BBQ is throwing an all-you-can-eat anniversary party, with a cash bar featuring Abita Amber and Mission Blonde Ale, Wrangler Red, Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc and plenty of tasty smoked meat. The price tag? A mere $10-- and Nate will be in attendance for your autograph/photograph needs. (Saturday, October 9, 12-4 pm, at Big Nate's BBQ, 1665 Folsom St., SOMA.)

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