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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.

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

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