7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2015 Emerging Designer of the Year award last week, and picking just one recipient out of so many potential design stars was more difficult than we have ever encountered before.
It seems like SF is adding a new restaurant every week. Some are delicious and others fall in the “average wine bar” category. But what about those chefs that don’t have the money to open a restaurant in our costly city or those that don’t really feel like getting beat up on the line? Meet the underground chef: unparalleled and unbridled grit, heart, and creativity, making some of the most innovative food in SF.
'Tis the season for tequila, and lots of it. This year La Cocina hosted the best party in town sponsored by Hornitos Tequila—a Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Southside Spirit House chock full of custom cocktails, street tacos, and oversized sombreros to get you revved up for summer, and benefiting local non-profit La Cocina.
There’s a full cast of characters in Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland—everyone from a Tahitian temptress painted by Paul Gauguin, to a rowdy Dutchman by Frans Hals. But as you’d expect in a show from Edinburgh, there are also plenty of portraits of Scots, including a few with interesting backstories.
Many Bay Areans only think about Tahoe as a winter or summer destination, but many don't realize that Tahoe has plenty to offer in the off-season. Skiing, hiking, biking, and the like are all available at half the cost and half the crowds. Here are some great insider tips proving that Tahoe is just as great in spring (or fall).
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