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Secret Recipe: Blue Plate's Macaroni and Drunken Spanish Goat Cheese

7x7 asks the Bay Area'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 schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Where To See Fireworks and Celebrate 4th of July

Big fireworks and bold American BBQ never get old. Celebrate the USA's 238th birthday this Friday with the best food, drink, and fiery festivities the Bay Area has to offer. 

5 Cravings, From Meaty Burgers to Pineapple Julep

Editor Schuyler Bailey, who mows her way around town for the sake of the Eat + Drink section, is hungry. Here's what she's hankering for this month.

Hangar 1, 7x7, and Lookout Dine Together at a British Brasserie

Fresh from enjoying their celebratory after-work fete, the team at Lookout continued to celebrate their victory in the 7x7 Hangout Series with a decadent dinner held in a private room at Jen Puccio’s newest mid-Market establishment. Dozens of candles flickered, dancing off the luxe and layered decor to create an intimate and stylish atmosphere.

Bug Out: Clever Cooks Integrate Insects Into Their Cuisines

Creepy crawlers are landing on our plates. (No, the photo is not a shot from the set of Fear Factor.) Late in 2013, the United Nations released a report tracking the consumption of insects around the world as climate change begins to lead to food shortages. Which means bugs might be our culinary saviors in a time of crisis.

Flavor Profile: Belcampo Meat Company's Bronwen Hanna-Korpi

The Slow Food vet, who runs Belcampo’s retail and restaurant arms, has been busy spreading the gospel of meat, overseeing outposts in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Palo Alto, not to mention the newly opened restaurant–cum–butcher shop in lower Pac Heights.

Five Special Burgers You Can Only Find on Certain Days in SF

Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for. Other times, they’re worth hunting for. In this case, we’re talking burgers that are only available on certain days and times, making them elusive and maybe even a little more special. So go forth, burger gumshoe, and find yourself one of these (medium) rare-but-worth-it treasures.

Fans of Traditional Japanese Sushi, Your Reveries Have Become Reality in SF

Chef Ken Tominaga reaches over a refrigerated case stacked with pristine slabs of fresh fish and places a slice of raw sea bream, which is wrapped over a Brazil-nut-sized clump of sushi rice, onto a pretty ceramic plate. “No dipping,” he advises. This, I already knew. I became a fan of Tominaga’s sushi spot, Hana Japanese Restaurant, 14 years ago after Japanese chef Hiro Sone (of Ame and Napa’s Terra) clued me in. Hidden in a low-slung strip mall off the 101 in the Santa Rosa suburb of Rohnert Park, this was where he and his wife, Lissa, ventured when they craved one of Northern California’s most elusive culinary indulgences: good, authentic sushi.

Tour West Marin Farms With Flour + Water Chef Thomas McNaughton

There's no better way to learn about where your food comes from than by talking to the folks who grow it. And with that, the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market will offer an opportunity to engage with food producers on a weekly basis starting in July by inviting you straight to the source—the farm.

Lookout Toasts to Their Victory With Hangar 1

After several long weeks of fierce competition, employees of local tech startup Lookout celebrated their victory in the 7x7 Hangout Series with a festive after-work gathering at a cherished neighborhood bar. 

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