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Secret Recipe: Balboa Cafe's Meatballs

Adding to the roster of Meatball Mondays around town, Balboa Café's Chef Craig offers a new gluten-free meatball made with three kinds of meat. Can't wait that long? Make it for yourself at home.

Secret Recipe: Foreign Cinema's Madras Curry Fried Chicken

Foreign Cinema's spiced up take on classic fried chicken is a explosion of taste thanks to a generous rubbing of madras curry paired with a hint of red chili flakes. Serve this dish any time of the day, hot or cold, a la carte or atop a bed of salad.

Secret Recipe: Zazie's Tahitian Style French Toast

Decadently topped with glazed bananas and generously dressed with a rich mixture of bananas, walnuts, and cream, Zazie's French toast should be everyone's go-to comfort food for a lazy Sunday morning. 

Secret Recipe: Locanda's Duck Fat-Fried Latkes with Quince Conserva

With Hanukkah right around the corner, it's time for Jews and gentiles alike to partake in the holiday tradition of devouring latkes. We're partial to the perfectly crispy-on-the-outside-pillowy-on-the-inside version fried up by Locanda chef Craig Stoll. Enjoy them at home surrounded by family and friends ... or all alone with Netflix, we're not judging. 

Secret Recipe: Holiday Punches

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. 

Secret Recipe: FIVE Restaurant's Wild Boar Ragu

There's no better way to spend a rainy evening than cozied up with a plate of decadent comfort food. Here to help you forget the wet weather is FIVE Restaurant's exotic and savory wild boar ragu.

Secret Recipe: Farmhouse Inn's Peppermint Fudge

The season of pumpkin spice is over and peppermint is taking its rightful spot in the winter spotlight. Farmhouse Inn's decadent fudge recipe calls specifically for Andes Peppermint Chunks, because we all know that no other peppermint will ever compare. 

Secret Recipe: Camino's Leftover Turkey Kebabs

You could say Camino chef Russ Moore knows his way around a kebab—every Monday night at his Oakland restaurant, he creates three-courses around the skewered stuff. So we asked him how he takes Thanksgiving leftovers to the next level: “I often just roast the breast for Thanksgiving dinner and save the legs for kebabs the next day. If I’m feeling ambitious, I’ll make some flatbread to cook on the grill once the kebabs come off.”

Secret Recipe: Rye's Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Cocktail

The best thing after a long day of cooking and feasting? A stiff drink. It’s even better when that drink is made with pumpkin spice syrup. Rye and 15 Romolo founder Jon Gasparini pours the holidays on the rocks with his “Old Fashioned Thanksgiving” cocktail.

Secret Recipe: Three Babes Bakeshop's Classic Apple Pie

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. 

What would the winter months be without fresh-baked apple pie? Three Babes Bakeshop makes a mean Classic Apple—the stuff of Thanksgiving dreams—with crisp, organic seasonal apples (Granny Smiths, Pippins, Gravensteins, or Pink Pearls) and a flaky, flavorful all-butter crust.

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