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Foodie Agenda: A Louisiana Menu, A Girls Night Cooking Class, and More!

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

Drink Here Now: The Square Comes to North Beach, Mardi Gras, and More!

It's five o'clock somewhere. Here are five places to toss one back this week.

Secret Recipe: Wise Sons' Chocolate Babka

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 Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.<--break-->

Market Watch: Looking Forward to Spring with Chef Yoni Levy

Though it's only been open for a couple of months, Alta CA, the latest addition to the Daniel Patterson Group of restaurants, seems to have hit its stride. Executive Chef Yoni Levy stopped by the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to tell me about what he and his crew have been up to and what he is most looking forward to as spring approaches.

31 California Beers On Tap, Dungeness Crab Tots at Hopwater Distribution

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Little noticed among the foamy flurry of Beer Week events was the Valentine’s Day opening of Hopwater Distribution, a taproom in lower Nob Hill. Although there are other beer bars in San Francisco that have 31 or more taps, Hopwaters’ are dedicated to pouring California brews.

Insider Picks: Ben Flajnik's 7 Favorite Wine Country Spots

7x7 asks Bay Area insiders to tell us the tricks of their trade, secret spots, and most beloved mainstays. Want to know where local tastemakers spend their time? Email, and we'll get the scoop.

Three SF Chefs Discuss the Joys and Burdens of Their Constantly Changing Menus

It's not unreasonable to say that nowhere else in the country are there so many menus that are in a constant state of flux as there are in San Francisco. Maybe it's because nowhere else do the talents and ambitions of local chefs combine with the huge, tempting array of farmers' market produce available in any given week, and these chefs just can't help themselves. 

Tastemade is Changing the Way We Interact With Food, One Video at a Time

YouTube—fame-maker for how-to beauty vloggers and venue for the irresistibly viral antics of “What Does the Fox Say?” ilk—is also a new outlet for the food world. Tastemade, the YouTube channel launched by Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd in November 2012, aims to connect users through food. Already, the free epicurean network has drawn more than 11 million monthly visitors, who have viewed more than 100 original shows. 

Foodie Updates: Kin Khao Opens Tonight, Pearl's to Close Mid-Market Location, and More

This week's food-world news brings us a new beer bar in the Tenderloin, the closing of Pearl's Deluxe Burgers 2-year-old mid-Market location, and the debut of the new modern Thai restaurant near Union Square from famed food blogger Chez Pim.

5 New Ramen Shops to Try This Month

It's tough trying to keep up with all the new ramen shops, but that doesn't mean we can't try. And by try we mean investigate, bowl by bowl. 

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