To say that the national media has become a bit obsessed with San Francisco could be the understatement of the year. The Bay Area has found itself at the core of the modern zeitgeist. From the size of one’s hedge (hello, Danielle Steel!) to the magnitude of an incubated idea (we’re looking at you, Glass), these are just some of the most captivating and compelling stories that swelled to national proportions—and became the stuff of cocktail banter and serious conversation.
7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Design:
Senior editor Schuyler Bailey, who mows her way around town for the sake of the Eat + Drink section, is hungry. Here's what she's hankering for this month.
In the late 1960s, there was another kind of bus war being waged in San Francisco. Each weekday, the working women who lived on the Westside boarded Muni to travel to the Financial District for their jobs as bank tellers, secretaries, and salesclerks. When they looked out the windows of the 6 Parnassus bus as it drove along Haight Street, what they saw put their conservative pantyhose in an intractable twist.
7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Drink:
Salvatore Cracco’s facial expression in the photo on his California Department of Food and Agriculture–issued laminated credentials is at least as serious as his title— certified meat processing inspector. But Cracco, 29, chef at SoMa’s new eatery, Trou Normand, is all smiles when standing next to the carcasses of three massive pigs hanging in the restaurant’s meat locker.
7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Culture:
When you think about all the players and the lofty ideas packed into San Francisco and Silicon Valley, it’s no wonder the world is talking about us. But the real question is: Are we talking to each other?
Resplendent in its French Neoclassical glory, it’s hard to imagine that the Salon Doré, originally conceived as a receiving room for the aristocratic guests of Paris’s duchesse de la Trémoille (a purported paramour of King Louis XVI), also served as a gambling hall for her wayward brother.