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SF's Top 49 Charities: Vote Now!

San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2014

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.

Drink This Now: Redford's "Sazonado" Cocktail with Cachaça 51

Kelvin Martinez of Redford

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.

Art & Architecture Lovers Geek Out at Autodesk Design Night: The Future of Cities

At Autodesk Gallery's monthly Design Night parties, the irresistible combination of cocktails and learning-focused activities demystifies the magic of tech, design, and architecture, and makes it not only accessible but (dare we say?) downright friendly. 

Startups, Tech, and Top Execs at NewCo Silicon Valley

NewCo Silicon Valley

Tesla, Google, eBay, and LinkedIn—for most of us, the closest we'll ever get to these companies is by typing in their URL. But in a few short weeks, these heavy hitters will literally open their doors to the public for info sessions and meet-and-greets with top execs during NewCo Silicon Valley.

Eight Can't-Miss Events at Litquake 2014

Litquake SF

A hush fell over San Francisco this morning as the city started counting down the last 48 hours before the most highly anticipated bibliophile event of the year. OK, we're being a bit hyperbolic, but it is indeed time for Litquake, the annual convergence of all words written, found, and spoken. The nine-day series of events begins this Friday and runs through the grand finale next Saturday evening. Mark your calendars with our eight must-see picks, and get your read on!

Canine Seeking Human: Jackaroo

Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while they seek their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! To kick off the series, meet Jackaroo!

Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco Brings Contemporary & Modern Art to the Bay Area

Vessel Gallery, Oakland

Cutting-edge design. The fusion of art and tech. Banksy. Those are only thee of the many highlights coming your way at the inaugural Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF). Art SV/SF is Art Miami’s first international, contemporary art fair on the West Coast. This must-attend event for art lovers is coming to the San Mateo County Event Center over Columbus Day weekend (October 9 -12).

Fashion Lovers Enjoy Trends, Bubbles, and Private Shopping with 7x7 and Saks Fifth Avenue

Bay Area stylists, bloggers, and fans of all things sartorial journeyed to Union Square for a chic fête with 7x7 at Saks Fifth Avenue highlighting the crave-worthy contemporary selection at Saks this season.

SF Bartenders Create Four Fresh Cocktails for Fall

Even if it doesn't feel like it in San Francisco, we're in the throes of fall, which means it's the perfect time to set aside your summer cocktail standbys and mix it up with something complex and savory. To this end, we asked the talent behind four of our favorite watering holes to create a brand-new cocktail for us to sample.

7x7 Napa Guide 2014: Where to Taste, Dine, and Relax in Napa

As much as we love San Francisco, sometimes we want to slow our pace, step away from the fog, and just sip cabernet under the Napa Valley sun. Although it’s a mere hour-long drive from SF, Napa’s idyllic vineyards and crave-worthy eateries feel like a world away. This is your guide to the best food, wineries, hotels, and services that the area has to offer.

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