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The 2014 Hot 20 Community Choice Winner Is...

Chinaka Hodge

This year, 7x7 teamed up with The San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards to present the 2014 TSFF Community Choice Award, which contributes $20,000 to a groundbreaking Bay Area organization and additionally spotlights a rising star.

Saturday Inspiration: Illy Espressoda and the Art of Weekending

Illy Espressoda

San Francisco found a way to elevate food trucks, burgers, and a simple piece of toast, and it's high time to turn a weekend into the Art of Weekending.

Cocktail Triumphant: Monarch's "Banning Rickey"

Fred Acebo of Monarch

After sampling ten craft rickey cocktails from San Francisco's top bartenders, our readers have spoken, and we have a winner! Monarch's Fred Acebo swept the competition with his "Banning Rickey" cocktail, a distinct remix of the traditional rickey recipe with notes of grapefruit and a spoonful of absinthe, creating unexpected layers of flavor that play well against the cocktail's Cointreau foundation.

Head over to Monarch and ask Acebo to whip up the Banning Rickey for you, or follow the directions below to mix it at home and show off your cocktail-making skills.

Mixologist Fred Acebo - Monarch

The Cocktail: Banning Rickey

Vote: SF Mixologists Battle for the Best Cachaca 51 Cocktail Recipe

Cachaca 51

We'd like to speak out on behalf of the pigeonholed spirits of the world. Despite what you've been taught, cachaça can tackle a whole lot more than the classic caipirinha. The bold Brazilian spirit has been popping up all around San Francisco lately, from cozy neighborhood joints to a lofty rooftop deck. To take advantage of our local talent, Cachaça 51 invited five of SF's most creative mixologists to mix up a brand-new cocktail that demonstrates their locale's personality and shows off a little of their own flair.

SF’s Arts and Social Sets Fête at the Bravo! Club Gala

On Friday, September 5th, the San Francisco Opera celebrated its 92nd season with a grand black-tie soirée welcoming Bravo! Club members to the storied War Memorial Opera house for the opening night performance of Bellini’s masterpiece Norma.

Nominate San Francisco's Favorite Charity

San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2014

The holidays are still several months away, but it's never too early to acknowledge the gifts that many local charities bestow upon our community throughout the year. The fifth annual San Francisco's Favorite Charities Contest presents the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the top do-gooders who make the Bay Area a better place to live.

Seven Can’t-Miss Experiences At NewCo SF

NewCo SF

If “conference” brings to mind mindlessly munching on stale crackers under the glaring florescent lights of a hotel ballroom, then NewCo is definitely not a conference.

Fashion, Robots, and the Evolution of Cities at Autodesk Design Night

Autodesk Design Night

San Francisco is more than familiar with the concept of tech, but it’s easy to forget that technology intersects with art, athletics, and fashion. Monthly Design Night parties at the Autodesk Gallery in downtown SF allow guests the opportunity to dive into different themes and explore how tech transforms a multitude of industries.

Win Tickets to See Train at the Newly Renovated Masonic

The Masonic

If you’re new to the Bay Area, you might have missed experiencing The Masonic the first time around. After briefly closing its doors for renovations, the storied venue will reopen in September with a bang.

Your Saturday Agenda at Stock in Trade

Stock in Trade

In this cosmopolitan city, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices available on any given weekend. Fortunately, one Marina destination has your entire Saturday lineup covered, from brunch to cocktails to late-night fare.

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