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Secret Recipe: Locanda's Duck Fat-Fried Latkes with Quince Conserva

With Hanukkah right around the corner, it's time for Jews and gentiles alike to partake in the holiday tradition of devouring latkes. We're partial to the perfectly crispy-on-the-outside-pillowy-on-the-inside version fried up by Locanda chef Craig Stoll. Enjoy them at home surrounded by family and friends ... or all alone with Netflix, we're not judging. 

Flavor Profile: Super Duper's Adriano Paganini

Restaurateur extraordinaire Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Lolinda Steakhouse, El Techo de Lolinda, Delarosa, Starbelly, Super Duper, Pesce, Uno Dos Tacos) is aiming to open Delarosa's downtown location in April 2015 (complete with fried-pizza options), and it doesn't end there—he's ruminating on a Spanish concept and dreaming of another steakhouse.

Scrooge-Proof: The Christmas Spirit, Bottled

Anchor Distilling's Christmas Spirit

When it comes to celebrating this holiday season, it's time to ditch the store-bought eggnog for something a little more interesting. Every November through mid-January, Anchor Brewing releases its coveted Christmas Ale—a rich, dark, boldly spiced delight with a top-secret recipe of malts, hops, and spices that changes slightly every year. Now, the Anchor team has distilled the ale down to the 2014 Christmas Spirit, a deliciously festive libation that's sure to put a twinkle in your eye, thanks to flavors of bright holiday spices, orange peel, and poached apple.

The Best Private Dining Rooms In San Francisco

Want something a bit more special this holiday season for you and your friends? Nab a reservation at one of these choice private dining rooms in San Francisco. Clink, clink.

Secret Recipe: Holiday Punches

7x7 asks the city'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. 

5 Choice Breakfast Burritos In SF

God bless the great state of California. We can take any ethnic food and add our oh-so-typical thumbprint to it. Enter the breakfast burrito, not just for dinner anymore! We took something native to Mexico and slapped it with eggs, cheese, and avocado and—voila—burrito ou can eat for breakfast. And here are a few of our favorites in San Francisco. 

Silicon Valley Eats: Oysters and a Manresa Bakery

Here's a pair of destination-worthy South Bay openings to distract you from the stress, and all that rain.

Caffeine Meets Creativity: Illy Caffè Opens in the Historic Metro Theater

It’s long been a Marina landmark, but the Metro Theatre building on Union Street now plays host to the perfect combination of mind and body inspiration. Illy Caffè has taken up residence right next to Equinox, the must-join gym for San Francisco’s mover and shakers (and spin class junkies).

Secret Recipe: Tosca Cafe's House Cappuccino

The second-most-famous “cocktail” in San Francisco (which happens to predate its better-known relative, the Irish coffee), Tosca Cafe’s House Cappuccino has been the “coffee break” of choice since its debut in 1919—never mind that the original version wasn’t actually very good.

Drink Here Now: Hot Cocktails and Santana's Tequila

As long as they're made with fresh lime juice and agave nectar, midday margaritas are good for you. We promise.

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