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Secret Recipe: Bi-Rite's Brussels Sprouts Salad

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 lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

On Tuesday, Bi-Rite Market's Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough are releasing their first cookbook Eat Good Food (Ten Speed Press). In it, they talk about how Brussels sprouts (roasted, sauteed, or raw and thinly sliced) are one of the most popular veggies in the deli case. Their Brussels Sprout Salad with Pistachios and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette gently wilts the leaves and is great solo or accompanied by pork chops, roast chicken, or game meat. When you're at the store or farmers market, avoid the big sprouts, and remember, write Mogannam and Gough, that "the smaller the sprout, the sweeter and more tender it will be."

Three Whiskey Cocktails for the DIY Bartender

Tonight is the fifth annual WhiskyFest, the granddaddy of all communal whiskey worship sessions. Tickets are totally sold out, so unless you want to empty your wallet to a Craigslist scalper, we suggest throwing your own WhiskyFest in the comfort of your home. Try out these classic recipes, courtesy of our friends at Liquor.com–think of it as prep for next year!

Secret Recipe: Absinthe's Spicy Pork Meatballs

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 lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Chef Adam Keough says these spicy pork meatballs are one of the most popular items on his menu at Absinthe, where he's been at the helm of the kitchen for about a year now. The secret sauce is the vibrant gravy made with San Marzano tomatoes (look for them in the canned tomato section in grocery stores like Whole Foods), and we've got the recipe. Serve the meatballs with crusty bread or over your favorite pasta. And top them with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, chopped basil, and good extra virgin olive oil.

Secret Recipe: Samovar's Jook

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 lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Samovar's jook is a classic take on savory Chinese rice porridge. It’s wonderfully creamy and very simple to make. The rice is slow-cooked to a silken custard and served with tasty garnishes, including fried onions, fresh scallions, cilantro, toasted garlic, peanuts, nori, shredded carrots, hot pepper sesame oil, poached egg, smoked salmon, or cubes of firm tofu.

Serves 4

Three Drink Recipes To Help You Soak Up SF's Indian Summer

Now that the sun's decided to stick around for a few days in a row, it's safe to say that our indian summer has arrived. Better late than never, right? If you're playing hooky from work (ahem, you didn't get the idea from us), cool down from your sunny day adventures with these drink recipes from Liquor.com.

Three Folsom Street Fair Drink Recipes

This Sunday is the Folsom Street Fair, the granddaddy of all leather events. That means pre-gaming, drinking during the fair and post-gaming are in order. And if next weekend's anything like it was this past weekend, get ready for one hell of a street fair. Use these delicious shot recipes from our friends at Liquor.com for your before or after parties.

Secret Recipe: Benwaffles from Bar Jules

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 lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Once a month, Belgian-born Benoit Tordeur stands at the helm of a waffle-maker for brunch at Bar Jules in Hayes Valley. You can see him turning out his Liege-style waffles he grew up eating this Sunday at the restaurant. But in case you miss him, you can make his yeasty, bready waffles with pops of sugar at home. Top them with fresh or stewed fruit, creme fraiche, and a dusting of powdered sugar, and you won't even need syrup.

Moshi Moshi's Recipes for Art in the Age's Root & Snap Liqueur

Brewed from a centuries-old American recipe handed down from Native Americans, the new hand-crafted, organic Root is the first "authentic" liqueur to be produced in this country since pre-Prohibtion. 

The recipe for ROOT has been resurrected by DIY collective Art in the Age. They've also created another liqueur, SNAP, that's more earthy. And now Moshi Moshi's bar manager Tiffany Doesken has used Root and Snap in two delicious recipes for you to try at home. For more recipe ideas, click here and here.

Secret Recipe: Sweet Corn Paletas

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 lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

With Labor Day weekend still fresh in our minds and an abundance of leftover kernels from Monday's barbecues still in the fridge, why not celebrate the beginning of Indian summer with sweet corn paletas. Bay Area cookbook writer Charity Ferreira's recipe in her new book Perfect Pops makes six to eight paletas that are creamy and sweet. (Recipe used with permission from Chronicle Books.)

The Swedish Smile: Winner of SVEDKA and 7x7's Mixology Competition

You may remember our epic mixology competition with SVEDKA a few weeks ago, pitting SF bartenders against one another in the race to create the tastiest SVEDKA cocktail. We asked you to vote for your favorite, and you did. The winner by a landslide was Aom Aphiradee of Ozone Thai Restaurant & Lounge in SoMA, who created the tasty, ginger and basil-infused Swedish Smile, inspired by her Thai heritage.

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