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See You Tomorrow at The Big Eat Live!

The posters are mounted, the s'mores are prepped, and we've done our mental preparations—the Big Eat Live is finally here!

The Strangest Ingredients Found in Craft Cocktails Around Town

Trick Dog's Alcatraz

With the opening of new bars around town comes the introduction of unexpected cocktail concoctions. So put those Old Fashioneds and Martinis on the back burner, and welcome cocktails featuring savory ingredients like vegetables and spices, salty additions like powdered insects and seaweed, and creamy components like yogurt, oats, and clarified milk.   

5 Classic Ice Cream Dishes That Need A Comeback

Hey, salted-caramel zombies lining up around the block! I find your taste in ice cream to be, at best, pedestrian. Yeah, I said it. And I believe it. I believe it deep down in my superior heart. But fear not, kids, as I'm here to help you and your plebian taste in frozen dairy treats. Here are 5 ice cream dishes I'd like to see return to the forefront of taste—good or otherwise. 

Secret Recipe: Dirty Habit's Vanilla Cremeux

7x7 asks the Bay Area's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts.

Drink Here Now: Beer for Breakfast and Salted Negronis

You can't say you've been drinking all day if you don't start in the morning. 

6 Ways to Get a Taste of Summer

Summer is in full swing (well, somewhere). But even though Karl the Fog is plaguing us with morning drizzle and afternoon fog, you can still find summer on your plate at these SF restaurants. Hello, peaches, and corn, and tomatoes, and figs…enjoy.

Foodie Agenda: New Brunch Options, Belcampo's Lunch Menu, & More

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Oakland Eats: Sausage Fest and a New Off The Grid

It's all happening in Oakland this week, with a new weekly installment of Off The Grid, and a destination-worthy spot for sausages and beers in Fruitvale. 

Abbot’s Cellar Sells Rare Beer From Personal Stash

Abbot's Cellar food and beer

If you’ve ever considered collecting bottles of fine beer and storing them till they’re aged to perfection, Christian Albertson, co-owner of The Monk’s Kettle and The Abbot’s Cellar, has saved you time, trouble, and expense. 

CurATE: Quince Launches an Art-Inspired Pop-Up Series During Rennovations

When Quince shutters later this month for a makeover — both the space and the menu at the two-star Michelin joint will undergo changes from July 30 to August 30 — chef Michael Tusk and the gang will take part in a series of pop-ups called curATE

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