Eat + Drink
Some of us here at 7x7 think that cake reigns supreme in the circular desserts category, while others believe the nostalgia, homeyness, and American spirit of pie trumps any layered creation. For the latter of us, we’ve ranked the best in the Bay. Get out your forks, and open your pie hole.
Beer lovers here have it pretty sweet. With 19 San Francisco brewers and dozens of craft beer bars in a 49-square-mile city, you’re never far from a world class beer. Those who appreciate a challenge can find it though, by seeking out special brews and events that are available in limited quantities, or at special times of year, or only if you know someone with inside information.
‘Tis the season for spirited sipping, and our favorite San Francisco bars have you covered with ciders, punches, and grogs galore (and even a decadent tipple made with ice cream). Sample our top 10 picks around town, and scroll to the bottom for a few bonus recipes, perfect for your holiday party purposes.
Time to loosen that waistband a notch or two, folks, because eggnog season is here. Of course, our local bartenders know how to do it up right. Even if you don’t like the idea of egg in your drink, we have a couple egg-free options.
New Year’s Eve dinner out is typically a spendy affair, when every restaurant menu transforms into a pricy prix-fixe fandango. But fear not, we found a few options that look really fair, or seem like they will over-deliver for what they’re charging. Happy New Year!
The best crab I've ever had was hand-caught in Desolation Sound, British Columbia. And by hand-caught, I mean my shipmate chased it through the shallows and grabbed it with his bare hands just off a narrow strip of beach on Cortes Island.