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Weird Art in Bars: Gold Dust Lounge

It’s not every day you find the business end of a pants-less cherub hovering over your gin and tonic. But if this is an experience you simply must add to your bar repertoire (really, you must), head to Gold Dust Lounge. Founded in 1933, this San Francisco institution seems to have handily avoided changing anything since. It still boasts the decor of a gold rush-era bordello, complete with worn red velvet, chipped gilt, and cheap booze.

First Bite: Sons & Daughters Surprises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a rare thing that I dine at a new restaurant with absolutely no preconceptions about it. Between Eater and Inside Scoop covering the smallest details of every restaurant opening and my own personal connections to the restaurant world in SF, I've almost always tracked the chef or restaurant owner's career to some extent.

Whiskey Thieves Owners Open Little Bird Coffeehouse in the 'Loin

When I laid eyes on the glazed and sprinkled Bob's Donuts in the display glass of Little Bird Coffeehouse, the newest coffee addition to the Tenderloin (which came to our attention yesterday via The Tenderblog) , I immediately knew this was a spot worth its salt.

Restaurant Deals: Blackboard Eats

Of all of my skills, skepticism is chief among them. So well-developed is my skeptical nature that I have the lines on my brow to prove it. So when I got a press release about yet another email newsletter touting "restaurant deals" I nearly deleted it. (OK. I did delete it. Thankfully my trash file never gets emptied. My apologies to our one-man IT department, always keeping me a step away from disaster.)

4th Annual Polk Village Pub Crawl This Saturday

Well, this could get out of hand quickly. The 4th Annual Polk Village Pub Crawl is raging through the neighborhood this Saturday at 4 pm for a day of drinking, drinking and more drinking to start off the weekend. But take it slow, or you'll be out of commission until Monday.

Bay Area 'Power Couples': Craig & Annie Stoll

It's hard to start a business in the Bay Area. And even harder to make it successful. We're inspired by the couples who have done it together and have decided to highlight them every week in our new "Bay Area Power Couples" blog series. Check back on Fridays for Q&A's with the couples who run some of our favorite local businesses.

Last week we sat down with Matt & Lena Reynoso of the Compound Gallery and this week we chat with Craig and Annie Stoll of Delfina and Pizzeria Delfina.

Tyler Florence Loves The Grapes (And Ballpark Dogs)

Here's what else Tyler Florence is up to other than photo opps at Wayfare Tavern: making ballpark food healthier. Ty Flo's teamed up with The SF Giants and the California Table Grape Commission to steer us away from garlic fries and toward...grapes. For the mission, he'll be throwing out first pitches at ballparks around the country and inspiring us to forgo bacon hot dogs in favor of his own, healthy twists on ballpark fare (recipes below). He's throwing down at AT&T Park on August 14 as part of California Grapes Day, where you'll also have the once in a lifetime opportunity of getting your photo taken with some giant (read: terrifying) California grapes. 

Market Watch: National Farmers Market Week

With August 1st being the kick off of National Farmers Market Week, it’s the perfect time to forget the grey skies, come down to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market or visit a market in your neighborhood to take home the best of the mid-summer harvest.

Just Like Heaven? Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing at Social Kitchen & Brewery Tonight

The Inner Sunset's Social Kitchen & Brewery has been catching our attention a lot lately. We highlighted them in our discussion of the cicerone (beer sommelier) trend, and then were extremely excited to hear that they're starting the weeks off right with German beer nights (Mondays are dedicated to Kolsch and Tuesdays to Dusseldorf).

Tomorrow! Our Food Editor Talks Food at Fog City News

Calling all foodies! Tomorrow, from noon to 1:30 pm at Fog City News—the only and best independent magazine, chocolate and soda shop in the city—our own senior editor Sara Deseran will be chatting about the makings of our latest food issue and a look back at 7x7's food issues from the past 10 years. Think of it as a little history lesson about the food scene in SF, with a question and answer period. Ask her anything—chef gossip, dining tips, what's next. And get yourself some good glossy Euro mags and chocolate while you're at it. Free subscriptions to 7x7 will be given out to guests. Come one, come all.

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