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Mix Maestro Thad Vogler Makes Us a Cocktail of His Favorite SF Things

When Thad Vogler isn’t busy helming a restaurant empire or traveling the world in search of spirits worthy of his bar counters (only the best, natch), you’ll likely find him noshing, imbibing, partaking, and relishing in any of the following:

Meadowood's Dedicated Forager Talks Drought, Culinary Inspiration, and His Top Spots

A meal at The Restaurant at Meadowood has become one of those foodie bucket list items reserved for truly life changing meals. Adding to the magic of Meadowood cuisine? Cameron Rahtz. Rahtz, 28, is Meadowood’s dedicated forager — he moved to Northern California five years ago and has been a fixture in Chef Christopher Kostow’s kitchen ever since.

Nicki Bluhm of the Gramblers Talks Road Trips, Music, and Her Favorite SF Spots

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers are on the road again this spring and summer with new tour dates. Over-night sensations, they became famous after their “van sessions” went viral. Who could ever forget their cover of Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That”? Nicki shared her favorite Bay Area spots for inspiration, unwinding, and taking in a show, plus her tips for the best road trip ever. Buckle up.

Artist Jim Campbell's Latest Exhibit + Insider Picks

Mixed media artist Jim Campbell has been fascinating us with his light displays for years, so it’s no surprise that a retrospective of his work is being celebrated in NYC at two different locations in Manhattan (the third just finished).

Local Designer Jay Jeffers Talks His New Book and His Favorite Spots in SF

Marking the 15th anniversary of San Francisco–based Jeffers Design Group, interior designer Jay Jeffers is celebrating the launch of his new coffee table tome, Collected Cool (Rizzoli; debuting on March 18), featuring 18 residential projects that put his daringly dapper style on the map.

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 edit@7x7.com, and we'll get the scoop.

Insider Picks: Anna Weinberg & Jennifer Puccio's 7 Best SF Eats

In a new column, 7x7 asks Bay Area insiders to tell us the tricks of their trade, secret spots, and most beloved mainstays in their industry. Want to know where local icons spend their time? Email edit@7x7.com, and we'll get the scoop.

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