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Chef Diego Oka of La Mar: Winner of Sapporo's Your City, Your Chef 2013

7x7 and Sapporo held a private event to toast this year's winner of our annual search for San Francisco's next culinary superstar: Chef Diego Oka of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, overlooking stunning bay vistas on San Francisco's lively Embarcadero.

7x7's May 2013 Travel Issue Launch at La Mar

7x7 unveiled our newest issue—dedicated to the most intriguing Latin American destinations for San Francisco's travelers—on a gorgeous day at La Mar Cebecheria Peruana on the Embarcadero.

Photos: La Mar Cebicheria: Chef’s Table Celebration with Sapporo

On August 1st, a stunning array of the top chefs in San Francisco gathered at the award-winning waterfront restaurant La Mar Cebicheria for an exclusive dinner. The ultra-private event was hosted by La Mar’s chef Diego Oka, who was eager to re-introduce traditional Peruvian cuisine to the sophisticated palates of his peers in the Bay Area culinary community.

Event partner Sapporo provided icy-cold bottles to complement the fantastic lineup of dishes.

When Your Parents Are Hipper Than You

Though San Francisco is a literary city, the typical idioms don’t apply here. The one about the pot calling the kettle black is both racist and offensive to Williams-Sonoma, where the best pots are copper and the priciest kettles stainless. And you can certainly have your cake and eat it too—just ask Elizabeth Falkner.

Lately I’ve been demystifying the notion that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. The old dogs: my parents, who emigrated from New York to San Francisco practically moments after my wife gave birth to our daughter, who’s now 2.

5 Outdoor Happy Hours To Soak In the Sun After Work

No one should head straight home on any 80 degree San Francisco day. Brace yourself for this heat wave with a few choice happy hours to celebrate the end of the work day.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's got a sweeping view of the sunny bay and a happy hour to match. For a day like this, sip a cold $5 Pisco Sour or Caipirinha after work, where their specials on food and drinks last from 3 pm to 6 pm every weekday. Pier 1 1/2, (415) 397-8880

Pisco Sours at La Mar are Good. Really Good.

I visited the enormous new Peruvian sensation La Mar over the weekend, mostly because I  wanted to try their Pisco Sours.  They were terrific. I  don't know what they do for the egg-white foam on the top, which was as firm and lasting as a good brick wall (our server said they use  "pasteurized egg whites"), but the entire drink was delicious. It had  that lovely limey-floral high tone of a good Pisco Sour, the  requisite topping of bitters, and went down incredibly smoothly. I highly recommend.

Soon to Come: La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

As the economy worsens and real estate in San Francisco continues to hold steady, you’re going to start to hear a lot about the new “cool” neighborhoods. Hunter’s Point and Excelsior, I hear, are up and coming. Dogpatch is where everyone who’s been priced out of the Mission buys a house. Mission Bay? Just listen to the buzz about the light rail. But if we’re talking restaurant-wise, there’s evidence to show that no neighborhood is quite as hot right now as the Embarcadero—and we have a celebrity in our midst to prove it.

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