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Mix Maestro Thad Vogler Makes Us a Cocktail of His Favorite SF Things

When Thad Vogler isn’t busy helming a restaurant empire or traveling the world in search of spirits worthy of his bar counters (only the best, natch), you’ll likely find him noshing, imbibing, partaking, and relishing in any of the following:

We Wanna Be Friends With Chef Alexander Alioto of Plin

After parting ways with his Russian Hill eatery Seven Hills –which was named the Best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area – Chef Alexander Alioto is opening up a highly anticipated new spot in the Mission.

The Complete Guide to Local Brewery Tours Worth Your Time

Going on a brewery tour is a bit like slipping backstage at your favorite band’s concert. It gives you a chance to see a rock star at their craft and get a first-hand feel of the passion they have for their art. Since San Francisco is at the epicenter of modern craft brewing, we have ready access to both established and new breweries. Much like touring wineries, you can book a package though an agency, put together your own group, or join another.

9 Honestly Great Gluten-Free Treats in San Francisco

If you were gluten-free ten years ago, the only cake you ingested came from your personal oven and probably had a chalky texture and curious aftertaste. Now, next to every glutinous layer cake, you’ll find a GF alternative.

The Five Gayest Cocktails In the Castro

In honor of Pride Month, I bring you a roundup of five of the "gayest" cocktails I could find around the Castro – where, by the way, in contrast to previous decades, it's not so impossible to get a well made drink anymore.

Vote for the Top 10 Your City Your Chef 2014 Finalists

For the fifth year in a row, 7x7, in partnership with Trumer Pils, called upon its readers to nominate the city's most promising chefs. We narrowed it down to the top ten finalists in our search for the Bay Area's most up-and-coming culinary star – now it's your turn to vote one to the top!

Foodie Updates: Samovar Opens In the Mission, Perdition Smokehouse Comes to Berkeley, and More

As summer is almost officially upon us, we have a few more new things taking shape in the immediate food future, and a few more coming down the pike—and the Mission, again, is blowing up. 

All About Sake: A Primer + 3 Great SF Programs

Just say no to sake bombs. The fermented rice beverage ubiquitous to sushi joints around town is finally getting its due with well-developed, masterfully curated programs. We’ve selected three of our favorites — ICHI Suhsi + NI Bar, Roka Akor, and Pabu — perfect for your sake enjoyment no matter your level of expertise. But first, a few key things to understand before you sip.

Deliver Bacon To Dad's Door This Father's Day

Squeal like a pig!

This Sunday, give dad the gift of coronary embolism. Give him bacon. Give him bacon swathed in chocolate. Right to his door. From today until Sunday, BloomThat will deliver six pieces of bacon (one chocolate covered) anywhere in San Francisco, East Bay, or Palo Alto. Perfect for last-minute Father's Day gifts.

And the Winner of the Hangar 1 Cocktail Series Is...

Hangar 1 cocktails

25 Bay Area startups, three top SF chef and mixologist teams, three spectacular Hangar 1 Vodka infusions, and three company happy hour takeovers have all come down to this. The winner of the 7x7 Hangout series is... 

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