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East Bay Eats: Elixirs, Italian, and B-Side Baking

Funny how even a "slow" week on the eastern side of the Bay translates to a hot new cocktail destination, Cal-Italian cuisine, and more Tanya Holland in the form of B-Side Baking Company. 

The 7x7 St. Patrick’s Day Cross-Bay Beer Crawl

Hog's Apothecary

Beer: It's the staple of one of our favorite holidays here at 7x7. In that spirit, we've drummed up the ultimate, seven-bar, seven-neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day beer crawl, inspired by Beer by BART.

East Bay Eats: Paleo Dining, Holi Celebration, and a New Pub

Another week, another spurt of great new restaurants and bars in the East Bay. Celebrate with a pint in Emeryville, or, better ye, with an all-out Holi bash in Temescal.

Weekend Guide: Secret Breakfast, Pi Day, and Old-School Barbary Coast

What to do this weekend in San Francisco and Oakland.

This weekend, experience the legendary Barbary Coast, get in on a super-secret dining experience, celebrate Pi Day (π = 3.14, for our liberal arts readers), and more. 

Twerking Barre Class Comes to Oakland

Though twerking might be dead on the dance floor at your nearest 18-&-over club, it's alive and popping at Hot Spot Yoga Oakland. The recently opened yoga/fitness studio now offers last year's most popular dance move in convenient barre class form.

East Bay Foodie Update: Pie and Cocktails for All

On this gorgeous Friday, we're thrilled to bring you news about two of your favorite things—cocktails and pie.

Oakland Soul Singer Safia Mafia Releases Debut EP

Safia Mafia, the homegrown alternative soul singer who has been likened to Lana del Rey and Sza, exposes her Oakland roots in this month’s debut EP, “Pure.”

3 Secret Menu Items to Order at Fentons Creamery

Oh, Fentons. The Oakland staple has been serving up decadent homemade ice cream to loyal fans for over 100 years and even won a cameo appearance in Pixar's UP. But in all that time, I bet you never knew you could order these secret off-the-menu items:

The Legendary Rescue of the Fox Theatre Oakland

Mario and Erma DeLucchi were running late to the auction. It was 1978, and the historic Fox Theatre in Oakland was going up for sale at any moment. One company wanted to turn it into a parking lot, but the DeLucchi family were determined to save it. Mario dropped off his wife so she could get inside while he searched for parking. She arrived just in time to win a bid on the Fox for $340,000.

Property Porn: A Futuristic Oakland Abode for $21M

Sitting high above the Town in Oakland's Claremont hills, this futuristic abode is asking a whopping $21M. 

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