Welcome to our weekly 'Stuff We Like' blog, where 7x7 editors talk about...stuff we like. (Check out past week's 'Stuff We Like' posts here).
Here's what we're into this week...
1. Bikram Yoga at Fluid Yoga
It was 113 degrees in LA yesterday, the city's hottest day ever. Guess where it's 113 every day? Bikram yoga. I've been dabbling in Bikram for a few months now at Fluid Yoga in the Inner Sunset. Right off the N Judah on Judah and 10th, Fluid's a great place for hot yoga newbies: they offer a 30-day introductory package for just $30. Also, the studio features wooden floors, a plus for anyone who can't stand the smell of sweaty carpets. Sweat it out!--Jennifer Pollock
2. Bonnie "Prince" Billy
I'll tell you what I don't like: missing the boat on getting tickets
for Bonnie Prince Billy's intimate Cavallo Point show happening this
Friday. The only panacea is that I'll have the chance to see him this
weekend, when he plays Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. --Jessica Battilana
3. "Greater Alarm" by Philz Coffee
Whenever I'm dead tired, whenever I just don't want to go on, I grab a cup of Philz' "Greater Alarm" brew to feel human again. It's perhaps their most caffeinated (Whole Foods has labeled it "EXTREMELY CAFFEINATED" in all caps) so naturally I act a bit crazy (in a good way) after a few cups. It's also the only cup of coffee I've ever wanted to drink black, which makes me feel like less of a coffee wuss than I actually am. --Laura Mason
4. Infusion Lounge's Caesar salad
I’m kind of a freak for a good Caesar’s salad, and I’m always on the lookout for a grilled version, which isn’t easy to find. A few weeks ago a few of the 7x7 editors had dinner at Infusion Lounge in Union Square, and their grilled romaine salad was so good I ate it with my hands. They serve dinner every night, but you can also order it at the bar from the happy-hour menu (6–8 p.m.), along with ginger-scallion fries and sliders with kim chee and Chinese mustard. --Robin Rinaldi
5. World-Class Pesto at Farina
Okay, so I’m a little late on this phenomenon, but I just tried Farina’s world-class pesto for the first time the other week. In case you didn’t already know, Chef Paolo’s pesto won the gold medal during the Genoa Pesto World Championship and I have just been dying to try it. Strangely, I’m not a huge pesto fan, but I thought if this stuff was that good, it would have to rock my world regardless. And that it did. Order it straight-up with the handmade handkerchief pasta, and pair it with a crisp, grassy glass of white. —Allison McCarthy