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The Fem-Bot Fizz: Cocktail #4 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!

Here's our fourth featured bartender, Daniel Bishop from Polk Street's Mayes Oyster House. He mixed up the Fem -Bot Fizz using SVEDKA vodka. Visit Daniel at the bar at Mayes, or try his recipe at home.

The BADA BING BOT: Cocktail #3 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!

Celebs Invade Napa for Food, Wine & Film this Fall

The first-ever Napa Valley Film Festival debuts this November in a five day "extended weekend" run of the best of new independent films, studio sneak previews, and conversations with actors, directors, producers and writers, giving you one more reason to cruise up to the picturesque communities of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. It's set to be the perfect storm of film buffs, food and wine lovers attending unforgettable parties, tribute and awards programs, culinary demonstrations, wine tasting and late-night lounges.

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.

The Espresso Martini: Cocktail #2 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!

Here's our second featured bartender, Nick Ranahan from Cow Hollow's Izzy's Steaks and Chops . He mixed up an Espresso Martini using SVEDKA vodka. Visit Nick at the bar at Izzy's, or try his recipe at home.

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.

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