Every October and November, the grape harvest transforms Sonoma County into a paradise, complete with al fresco wine tasting, luxury lodging, and an endless view of sun-soaked vines. With the harvest in full swing, it’s the ideal time to experience Wine Country for the weekend. This is your guide to the best places to taste and relax in Sonoma.
On Saturday, November 8, The San Francisco Social will storm the W Hotel for the second year in a row. An annual fête that brings together young philanthropists to support and become involved with important Bay Area causes, last year’s event brought in more than $75,000 for Larkin Street Youth Services.
Pages and pints flew during the 10th annual Lit Crawl, the grand finale to the nine-day reading frenzy that is Litquake. This year, flocks of bibliophiles gathered at The Chapel in the Mission. The space soon overflowed with bon vivants, bookworms, and unsuspecting (but totally down) bar guests.
San Francisco was built by artists. Sure, LA's no slouch, and NYC has style to spare, but SF is the heart of free-wheeling artistic expression and creative experimentation. We make music, write plays, direct films, dance in the streets—all on a tiny, seven-mile by seven-mile fog-shrouded peninsula at the edge of the Western world. SF invented American café culture—we just called them coffee houses.
After sampling four artistically-poured tequila cocktails, all a refreshing departure from the ho-hum margarita, we have a winner! Bartender Curtis Hefley’s perfectly crafted “the Family Reunion,” which combines maple syrup, absinthe, and Hornitos Black Barrel tequila for a most flavorful homecoming.
In case you haven't noticed, our fair city has been overrun by bibliophiles, which can only mean that we're in the throes of Litquake! We've already waxed poetic about our eight can't-miss events, but we couldn't resist squeezing in a little self-promotion for good measure. 7x7 is again a proud sponsor of Lit Crawl, the facinating and rowdy Litquake finale! Join us at The Chapel Saturday, Oct.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve no doubt been scouring the depths of the interweb for inspiration for a costume unique enough for your Halloween festivities. If the perfect getup remains elusive, come to The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for just the push your imagination desires.
Update: this round of voting has ended. We'll release the names of the top seven finalists soon
Back in September, we called upon you to tell us about the Bay Area charitable organizations that matter most. After receiving a staggering number of nominations (way to go, San Francisco!), we've narrowed the nominees down to the top 49.
After sampling a delicious array of Cachaça 51 craft cocktails from San Francisco's top bartenders, our readers have spoken, and we have a winner! Redford bartender Kelvin Martinez's "Sazonado" cocktail emerged as the reader favorite with its full-bodied, aromatic character and it light, refreshing feel that transitions perfectly into fall.
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