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7 Things You Never Knew Were Invented in Oakland

While San Francisco and Berkeley have long been lauded for their contributions to pop culture via food (Irish coffee and It's-It) and science (16 elements and counting), it's time Oakland gets its due. Here are seven things, invented in The Town, that your life would suck without. You're welcome. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Hog & Rocks Bartender Michael Lazar

Brooklyn-native and longtime Bay Area resident, Michael Lazar is one of San Francisco's leading experts in spirits and cocktails. Lofty words, I know, but you won't find many other bartenders infusing rye with candy cap mushrooms, “reverse” barrel aging Manhattans, barrel aging beer in 65 gallon bourbon and rye barrels, or inventing a whole cocktail program called "Pimp My Old Fashioned." 

Secret Recipe: Perbacco's Olive Oil Cake

 7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. 

This Week's Hottest Events: Nighttime Garden Party, Tableside Tomato Cart, & More

7x7 editors reveal the hottest events going on this week and give you a head's up on tickets to grab in advance (before they sell out)!

Taste Testing the New 49ers Menu at Levi's Stadium

You might get a little confused driving up to the new home of the Niners in Santa Clara. At first glance, Levi’s Stadium looks a lot like a Levi’s storeespecially since there’s nary a 49ers logo in sight—but you won’t find any denim wares inside the foodie haven (which also happens to host football games).  

Secret Recipe: Trick Dog's NASCAR Spritz

7x7 asks the Bay Area's chefs for their most beloved food and drink recipes. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email schuyler@7x7.com. Your wish is our command!

Berkeley Dispensaries Must Give Free Weed to Low-Income Patients

In a landmark decision to serve the underprivileged of the East Bay, the Berkeley City Council UNANIMOUSLY voted last week to provide small amounts of free medical marijuana to low-income and homeless patients. Whoa.

Foodie Agenda: Whiskey Tastings, Summer Chocolates, & More

Our weekly roundup of the tastiest happenings going down in the Bay Area! 

We Wanna Be Friends With Bay Lights Visionary Ben Davis

In 2010, Ben Davis had a thought: "What if the Bay Bridge was used as a canvas of light?"

Dine Al Fresco at These Lounge-Worthy East Bay Spots

On the nights when you're getting blown away in San Francisco, or chilled to the bone by Karl the Fog, head to the East Bay for a warmer dining experience. 

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