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Fly With the Green Fairy: Where to Drink Absinthe in the Bay Area

Few spirits are as divisive as absinthe—the infamous green fairy conjures both sneers from skeptics and delight from devotees. The aromatic, herb-based elixir, which dates back to 18th century Europe, has made a resurgence in the Bay Area in recent years. But, many folks are still too nervous to try the somewhat esoteric drink. Fear not. Here are six local spots that will walk you through it.

Secret Recipe: Cheese Dumplings With Cilantro Pesto from Sessions

Cheese dumplings mean next-level decadence. But when served with spicy cilantro and jalapeño pesto, you'll want to devour them by the platter. 

Get Your Sea Legs: 5 Spots to Stand-Up Paddle Board in the Bay Area

Stand-up paddle boarding is all the rage among tropical vacationers. But turns out, you don't have to go to Hawaii to give it a try. Here are five local places to paddle out.

Poetry Readings, Quickfire Novels, Litquake in Palo Alto + More Delights for Bookworms This March

The Bay Area literati has a full plate this month with the arrival of Litquake Palo Alto, poetry readings, and more.

Foodie Agenda: Off the Grid Returns to Fort Mason This Friday

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Smart Arts: SF's Classic Cultural Institutions Get Hip to the Next Generation

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San Francisco's most venerated arts establishments are connecting with the next generation of audiences through modern, electrified programming, interactive events, and plenty of booze.

Barneys' Union Square Menswear Store Takes Shopping To New Heights

Doesn’t everyone love a dramatic staircase?

Brasserie Saint James Brewpub Opens on Valencia Street This Week

Foodies and beer lovers come together in that magical place called the craft brewpub, and now there's a new mecca in town: This Thursday, the old Valencia Street location of Abbot’s Cellar hops again with the opening of Brasserie Saint James.

Get Dressed Like FLOTUS at Maria Pinto's M2057 Pop-Up Shop in SF This Week

Despite the city’s signature chill, spring was in the air on Tuesday evening when 7x7 editors arrived at Market Street’s Digital Garage to meet fashion designer Maria Pinto, whose weeklong pop-up shop for her M2057 line has injected the space next door to Super Duper Burger with a super dose of individualist chic.

Cannabis Insider: A Very High-End Pot Shop Opens on Geary + The Etsy of Cannabis

A local marijuana reporter’s field notes and gossip from the intersection of pot, money, and power in the epicentral San Francisco Bay Area.

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