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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

Behold the Winner of the #7x7Summer Instagram Contest

Last month we asked our fabulous readers to show us their best food photog skills by hashtagging their colorful meals with #7x7Summer. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Hog & Rocks Bartender Michael Lazar

Brooklyn-native and longtime Bay Area resident, Michael Lazar is one of San Francisco's leading experts in spirits and cocktails. Lofty words, I know, but you won't find many other bartenders infusing rye with candy cap mushrooms, “reverse” barrel aging Manhattans, barrel aging beer in 65 gallon bourbon and rye barrels, or inventing a whole cocktail program called "Pimp My Old Fashioned." 

Secret Recipe: Perbacco's Olive Oil Cake

 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. 

The Gin & Tonic: The Quintessential Summertime Cocktail

Beefeater Gin & Tonic

The Gin and Tonic—there’s not a better drink during the dog days of summer (or fog days of summer, if you reside in SF).  You’re probably familiar with the classic G&T, but you might not know its checkered past of medicinal uses and global domination. 

Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in SF

Break out your beret, red scarf, and horizontal stripes today as San Francisco celebrates French National Day with a series of Bastille Day bashes.

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