7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: The Bay Area's Best Dispensaries, Delivery + Chicest Weed Boutiques
The dispensaries of yore, you've seen them: neon green signs, bars on the windows, intimidating bouncers. We say goodbye to all that as the new era of sophisticated pot shops brings more familiar amenities—concierges, chandeliers, digital menus, even a VIP lounge. And, of course, on-demand delivery. Here are our favorite (read: clean, stylish, safe) places in the Bay Area to buy grade-A flowers (all lab-tested with no yucky stuff), artisanal edibles, and more.
Bay Area residents are already obsessed with food—put some cannabis in there, and we all go bananas. Unsurprisingly, today's local edibles market is touting all the watchwords of our favorite chefs and restaurants—artisanal, organic, and so on.
For those of you who miss the "old San Francisco"—who lament that tech and wealth and gentrification and provincial attitudes have come to replace the weird, funky, groovy, boho, quirky, far-out, thoughtful, sometimes-seedy-in-a-cool-way, really revolutionary vibe of the City by the Bay—we have a special 4/20 tonic for you. Because in case you haven't noticed, there's a movement happening here.
Mixed martial artist Conon McGregor famously said, “Movement is the best form of medication. Any time you move, it makes your brain sharper. It makes your mind sharper.” Sharpen your mind and body with these fabulous East Bay runs.
A local marijuana reporter’s field notes and gossip from the intersection of pot, money, and power in the epicentral San Francisco Bay Area.
The weather looks to be mostly sunny and lovely in the East Bay this weekend. Why not take a gentle bike ride along the serene Alameda Creek Trail, which runs uninterrupted for 12 miles from Fremont to the San Francisco Bay.
The food courts of yesteryear were defined by their tinny atmospheres, grimy seating, and the smell of pizza dying beneath the heat lamps. Thank heavens that, here in San Francisco, we have the Ferry Building and the Market at Twitter. Now Emeryville is catching up, with the gentrification of Public Market, a civilized food court that aims to capture the East Bay's foodie crowd.
Chef Dominique Crenn has been delighting palates in San Francisco with the artful fare at her two-Michelin-starred restaurant Atelier Crenn and at her newer more casual eatery, Petit Crenn, in Hayes Valley. This winter, she ventured across the Bay Bridge to bring us Antoinette, a French-style brasserie in the newly renovated Claremont Club & Spa.
In recent years, Berkeley and Oakland have become filled with tasty vegan restaurants. Here are 12 delicious spots you need to try if you're devoted to the meatless movement (or just like veggies a lot).
In August 2015, Bon Appetit food editor Andrew Knowlton named San Francisco the best food city in the country and Al’s Place the best new restaurant in America. But it's a brand new year, and promising restaurants are popping up all over the Bay Area. Here are six upcoming restaurants that may clinch our region's culinary dominance.