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Stephen Elliott on Why Two Roommates and $25K at Age 38 Equals a Lucky Man

I don’t go to a job like most people, and I don’t stay home with the children. I don’t have children. As I’m writing this, I see a very pregnant woman step out of a Mini Cooper and into a cafe. I don’t have a car. I had one 10 years ago, but it died.

Photos: Spinsters of San Francisco: Fleet of Flight!

On October 8, 2010, the Spinsters of San Francisco kicked off their 81st year with the much anticipated Fleet or Flight party at the internationally-acclaimed supperclub (657 Harrison Street, San Francisco).  More than 300 tickets were sold to benefit the non-profit City of Dreams.

All the Single Ladies: Alert! Successful, Fit, Commitment-Oriented Bachelor

I'm a successful, moderately good-looking guy, in great shape, good personality (or so I'm told), single and alone in this city. I am in my early 40s but look 10 years younger and every one of my friends gives me the "how are you still single?" routine. I'm somewhat new to the city, and I think I'm in the wrong venues: Bars/nightclubs just aren't doing it. I don't want a one-night stand, temporary fix, or "hipster life." I want substance, support, conversation, debate, challenges and an honest-to-god connection. If you know the secret spots in the city where I should be going, or things I should be doing, please give me a heads up? I'm trying my best to make the so-called "horrible dating scene" in SF better, but I'm just not having any luck. —SF Bachelor

Eyeing This Week’s Art Openings

Consider the fall arts season fully underway -- courtesy of a trove of intriguing shows focusing on new works by Bay Area artists.

7x7's fans chose chef Kory Stewart to be the winner of our first-ever "Your City, Your Chef" contest!

 

YOUNG AMERICANO

by Riley Manlapaz

Photography by Joe Budd

One of our most exciting and rewarding readers' contests this year determined San Francisco's next culinary star. After thousands of votes were cast in two rounds of voting, Kory Stewart—the young chef of Americano Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Vitale—was chosen as the brightest new talent* on our city's much-ballyhooed food scene.

7x7's Best of the City 2010 Party!

 

On June 3, 7x7 gathered some of San Francisco's brightest and brilliant stars to celebrate our picks for the best people, places and things in the city! Co-hosted by Ghirardelli Square and Fairmont Heritage Place, the event was blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather, while guests enjoyed stunning views of the bay and thrilled to the sounds of Best of the City winners Wallpaper!

 

We're Giving Away Tickets to SF MoMA's 75th Birthday Gala!

It ain't easy looking as good at 75 as the SF MoMA does, and, appropriately, the elegant museum is celebrating its third quarter-century in the art world with its most lavish birthday party yet on Friday, May 14. While access to the ultra-exclusive rooftop dinner is sold out, tickets for the Birthday Bash are still hot. Get them for $150 ($125 if you're a member) or for FREE during a giveaway to our newsletter subscribers (which you can sign up for on 7x7.com).

Filmgoers Get Ready: The SF International Film Festival Hits Screens Next Week

Local cinephiles, get on the edge of your fold-down seats! The 53rd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival is set to flicker onto city screens on April 22, and it won't quit until May 6.

NYTimes Bay Area Blog Fanning the Flames of the Bike v. Car Debate

As part of his "research" for a weekly NYTimes column about Bay Area enforcement of traffic laws against cyclists, Scott James (aka Kemble Scott, author of the 2007 novel SoMa) decided to put a camera at the intersection where Duboce meets Steiner and Sanchez to capture the behavior of cars and cyclists and posted his video to the New York Times Bay Area Blog. But the placement of his camera allows you to see only one of the stops in full, the Steiner & Duboce stop, which also happens to be the end of the Wiggle, that wonderful maze of left and right turns that make getting to the Haight on bike seem fairly flat.

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