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Homebrew 101: How To Start Brewing Beer in Your Home

Considering the major love affair between the Bay Area and craft beer, it's not surprising to see a proliferation of beer-centric stores, bars, and even new microbreweries popping up. But the best way to get involved in the Bay Area beer community, and indulge your DIY-spirit, is to homebrew. Anyone (yes, you!) can make beer, even in your tiny apartment kitchen.

The Bay Area's 7 Best Pies, Ranked

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.

5 Cravings, from Eight-Treasure Salad to Old School Pretzel Knots

Schuyler Bailey is hungry. Here are her cravings this month.

San Francisco's Top Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ranked

Give us your tired, your weary... we'll have them feeling right again with a sweet that's arguably even more American than apple pie. That's right, the chocolate chip cookie in all of its buttery, brown-sugar laced, chocolate-studded form.

Secret Recipe: Tosca Cafe's House Cappuccino

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. 

7 Festive Cocktails for Dia de los Muertos

You heard it here first: boozing hard on Halloween is for amateurs. After all, why waste your precious drinking stamina on fluorescent-colored punch and overly-sweet concoctions studded with candy corn? Instead, save your strength for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday dedicated to commemorating loved ones who have passed away.

Show Offs: 7 Tableside Cart Services in SF

While many restaurants keep shifting into a more-casual vibe (to wit: less tablecloths, more communal tables), it’s nice to see that some fine-dining displays of bravado and flair remain. One timeless example? The tableside cart. Here are seven places that offer great tableside shows of service, a reminder that a skilled server with some culinary tricks up their jacketed sleeve never goes out of style... or fails to entertain.

Silicon Valley Eats: Macarons, Off The Grid, and a Fine Diner

Prep for the new month with a delightful array of new eateries, from covetable sweets to a new go-to spot in Menlo Park. November's looking awfully bright, already.

Flavor Profile: Les Clos' Cara Patricia

The former cellar master/sommelier at Saison moved down the street in September to run the food and wine show at Les Clos, the French-inspired wine bar–cafe–retail shop by fellow Saison vet Mark Bright.

A Writer's Guide to San Francisco Cafes

Whether you’re a screenwriter looking for inspiration, a novelist in need of a strong cup of Joe, or a student trying to get out of the library, here are a few special San Francisco cafes perfect for scribes looking for a jolt of inspiration.

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