The war is on. Last week, Lonely Planet fueled the fire with a little friendly competition between SF and NYC. The two cities have always had a friendly rivalry, but this time you get to be the judge. So stop whatever it is you're doing—that report can wait a few minutes—and cast your votes ASAP.
Right now, it's neck and neck, and I have to admit, that as a former New Yorker, I had to choose the Big Apple on some of these (there is just something about The Strand that Green Apple can't match). But come on people—we can't let Central Park beat out the Golden Gate Bridge!
For our second installment of "Scenes from the City," we documented the citywide New Year's fitness resolution craze. Check out SF shaping up after the holidays, shedding those pounds and enjoying the outdoors. Here are photos from some of the city's favorite workout spots: Crissy Field, Golden Gate Park, Bad Joe's Body Shop, Planet Granite, and fit Bernal fit.
All photos by Joseph Schell
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.
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
7x7's fans chose chef Kory Stewart to be the winner of our first-ever "Your City, Your Chef" contest!
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.
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!
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).