It's summer in the city, which means more of your waking hours will be spent enjoying happy hours in the sunlight and imbibing on thirst-quenching cocktails at the amazing watering holes SF has to offer. Between sips, let your mind relax and wonder about a different road, another choice, a larger life.
We've partnered with Russian Standard Vodka and asked some of the city's top mixological talent to concoct delicious drinks with Russian Standard Vodka as its star ingredient, and base the name of the cocktail and its ingredients on a deeply-held ambition: maybe a frozen drink inspired by climbing the tallest peak, or salted rim to evoke sailing the open sea...
Gay Wine Weekend is three days of LBGT events in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world–NorCal's magnificent Sonoma Valley. Spend Father's Day Weekend, June 15 - 17th, indulging in world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP receptions, wine tasting excursions, international winemaker dinners, champagne brunch & a wine auction.
Have you been to Sens Restaurant on the Embarcadero? It's got one of the most popular happy hours in the city (complete with a DJ!), and one of the best balcony views to boot. The Mediterranean-inspired hot spot celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and its menu has reached new levels of excellence. This summer, be sure to try sophisticated bites from Bay Area veteran Chef Michel Adams, who's worked at spots like Rivoli, LaRue Brasserie, and the Metropolitan Club. Here, Adams highlights his favorite menu items for all your summer adventures at Sens.
San Francisco-based startup GoPago is a company on a mission: to bring an end to waiting in line. The company’s free mobile app–which just launched in S.F. in partnership with Chase—lets you order and pay for everything from coffee to burgers straight from your smartphone. You get to skip lines at local spots like Freshii and Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, because your order is ready and waiting when you arrive.
As you may have heard, SF Chefs 2012 is back with a vengeance – and in particular with the all new, limited seating, Dinner Party Project. Throughout June and July, top chefs from the Bay Area are pairing up with their closest chef-buddies (some have called them brothers, sisters, best friends, partners in crime…) for an exclusive, one night only thematic dinner. Tickets are on sale and extremely limited, so snag your seat at their table before they’re gone!
Next time you're craving a bite to eat for lunch, whether you're in Nob Hill, Union Square, Financial District, Russian Hill, the Embarcadero, Marina or Chinatown, stay in the center of the action and stop by Parallel 37, the scrumptious new restaurant and lounge helmed by renowned Chef Ron Siegel, inside The Ritz-Carlton. He creates simple, approachable, and most importantly of all, delicious food to match the eatery's modern and sophisticated environment.
We're all for spending a day lounging in Dolores Park, cold beer in hand. But we're also in favor of spicing all that park action up with an epic day of catwalking and dog costume-gazing at our second annual Whole Enchihuahua! We've partnered with the SF SPCA to throw this awesome pet contest–all dogs are welcome–from noon to 4 pm meant to raise awareness about the plight of chihuahuas (they're the breed most given up to shelters).
You may have seen the ad that we’ve had running on 7x7.com for the past few weeks. You may even have written us an irate email or two about running ads for puppy sales. Those of you who did are in the loop about the fact that if you buy a dog online, it is most likely coming from a puppy mill. Those of you who haven’t been in the loop yet, don’t feel sheepish - it turns out that most people don’t know that. But now, you do know. So what do you do?
It's time for a fresh visit to the California Academy of Sciences to celebrate the opening of Earthquake, their brand new exhibit and planetarium show, and party like it's 1906 again with their Earthquake Premiere Party. Delight in the debauchery of San Francisco’s most exciting era with dancing, cocktails and live music provided by the Vau de Vire Society.
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