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Trend Alert: Cocktails That Pack a Punch

punch bowl

These days, cocktails are about as nuanced and complex as duck confit at a Michelin-starred restaurant. So it’s surprising that the latest cocktail trend is not a delicate concoction in a glass, but instead a giant vat of boozy liquid served in bowls at parties.

Stone Fruits: Anything But the Pits

Nopa Pork Chop and Grilled Peaches

Stone fruits are the essence of summer. A bite of a ripe peach, juices dripping down your chin, is summer in your hand.

Refreshingly Unhip: Chocolate Ice Cream

Sam's Sundae

It may be 60 degrees and foggy for most of San Francisco’s summer, but we can all still appreciate a good dose of ice cream. Yesterday was National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and we’ve decided to round up our favorite chocolate treats for our readers. 

Summery Sangria to Kick Off the Season

Cha Cha Cha's Sangria

We appreciate a good light, summery drink that can be enjoyed at all hours of the day. Mimosas, margaritas, and mint juleps are just a few quintessential daytime beverages. But sangria–fruity, light, yet deceptively strong–is the perfect drink to sip all summer long.

Now Trending: Green Strawberries

It’s springtime, and that means that greens are all the rage. Asparagus, artichokes, and tender, young peas punctuate menus around the city. But the newest green trend joining the ranks this season is an unexpected guest: Green strawberries.

Where to Get Your Exotic Food Fix

El Mansour

Thai, tacos, and sushi have infiltrated just about every corner in our city. But, San Francisco boasts cuisines from all over the world, and it’s become second nature to enjoy unconventional chow on a regular basis. So where to find those more rare and lesser-known eats?  

Brunching Al Fresco: Our Favorite Patios for Midday Eating and Drinking

With summer approaching, it’s time to take advantage of the hot weather and clear skies (when they come around). Brunch is our favorite meal of the day here at 7x7, so why not take full advantage?

Eat Your Heart Out, It's Artichoke Season

The artichoke has always been a mysterious, somewhat sexy vegetable.

Take Your Pick: SF Menus Debut Delicious Berry Dishes

Torn Ricotta Pound Cake at Perbacco from Serious Eats

With the past few weeks of unseasonably warm weather, it’s abundantly clear that we are reaching summer. While we all know these warm days won’t last, it still marks the arrival of summer ingredients. First up, berries.

Refreshing Sips for the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is today and, whether you’re a fan of the races or not, we all love a good excuse to drink in the afternoon.

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