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The "Spiked Lassi": Cocktail #1 in SVEDKA and 7x7's Mixology Competition

To celebrate the last month of Summer 2011, 7x7 and SVEDKA are teaming up to honor the city's bartenders and their skills of invention with an epic mixology competition! You can vote for your favorite featured bartender and their lascivious libation from August 1st through August 31st. You (yes, you!) will be entered to win a $50 bar tab at the winning watering hole. The winner of the San Francisco contest will be revealed on September 7th. Have fun trying all the great cocktails!

Lalique Interior Design and Trunk Show at Gump's

French glassware designer René Lalique, who died in 1945, carries on his tradition of creating beautiful and intricate glassware through his successful firm, named after himself. This August, Gump's will be hosting Lalique's only interior design exhibition and trunk show in Northern California, featuring lighting, highly detailed panels and meticulously crafted furniture. Come enjoy the enduring sensibility of Lalique — luminosity, rich sculptural craftsmanship and highly detailed designers from August 9-August 28th.

Skip Lunch Lines and Get a Free Meal with GoPago

Skip Lunch Lines and Get a Free Meal with GoPago

Good food is good, and there is no faster way to get it than GoPago. There is no place where this is more true that the FiDi where lunchtime lines are an intimate combination of comical and disheartening. Skip the whole ordeal with GoPago and get a free meal while you’re at it. Use the $10 credit promo code “7x7FiDi” within the next seven days (ends at 11:59pm on Sunday) and see for yourself how easy lunchtime can be. Check out this list of top bites in FiDi enabled for your efficient enjoyment.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Here's this week's question: 

Only one episode of this show, famously set in San Francisco, was actually filmed in San Francisco. The episode involves a lost dog named after a cleaning product and his eventual return home. What's the show and what's the dog's name?

This Weekend at Lotus Bleu: glassybaby Votives to Benefit Orphaned Children in Asia

Seattle-based glassybaby will be accessorizing Hayes Valley design and home decor boutique Lotus Bleu this weekend with their dazzling assortment of handblown jewel-toned votives. The event is a fundraiser for the local Bay Area foundation East Meets West and their Village of Hope orphanage in Vietnam — 10% of all proceeds from the event will benefit the organizations.

Fog & Laser's Second Party Hits the Rickshaw Stop Saturday: Free Playlist!

Fog & Laser 2 from ian boyle on Vimeo.

Know what's awesome? Lasers. Know what's even more awesome? Lasers in the fog with indie/electric beats. On April 23rd, Fog & Laser kicked off their inaugural event, filling the Rickshaw Stop with a laser/fog-infused dance party to kick off summer. This Saturday (July 23rd) marks their second iteration, featuring indie-rock legend Kyle Field (aka 'Little Wings').

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Ticket Giveaway: Join M7 in Celebrating 7 Up-and-Comers in the Food & Drink Industries This August

We take any chance to celebrate the Bay Area's entrepreneurs that we can get, which is why we're excited for M7's event at Union Square's Cantina on August 11 that honors seven (a number we really like) up-and-coming "Revolucionarios" in the food & drink startup industries. It's an awesome chance to network, mingle, eat and party–all for a good cause, because 15% of door sales will go to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Here's this week's question:

Trumer Pils' Your City, Your Chef 2011: And the Winner Is...

More than 1,200 of you voted for San Francisco's favorite rising culinary star in our Your City, Your Chef poll in partnership with Trumer Pils. We're excited to reveal that this year's winner is...

CHEF ARTHUR WALL OF GARÇON

Arthur Wall will prepare a special dinner for one of his lucky voters, and 7x7 will publish the photos in our October issue as well as here on 7x7.com.

Until then, congratulations to Chef Arthur Wall of Garçon!

To see all the very-worthy 2011 nominees, click here.

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