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Secret Recipe: 4505 Meat's Best Damn Cheeseburger

7x7 asks the Bay Area's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts.

The New Trend in Cleansing? Spiked Juice

Beet Juice photo by Sara Remington

“This is a terrible idea,” said my buddy Matt when I met him out one Wednesday night. I’d recruited him to try some “cleansing cocktails”—essentially boozy drinks made with fruit and vegetable juices. He was less than enthused. With his un-hip beard and penchant for processed foodstuffs, Matt is not one for fresh anything. So, naturally, he’d be the perfect critical accompaniment on my journey through the so-called healthy cocktail trend.

A Peek Inside the Glitzy New Hakkasan

Walking into Hakkasan, the new modern Cantonese restaurant that’s taken over the second floor of the 1902 building at One Kearny, you get a distinct feeling that the blue light’s special.

It's Official: Cider is Trending


“Are you a cider drinker?” asked owner Omer Cengiz when I walked into the upstairs bar at Upcider. I froze. For most Americans, especially men, this is a loaded question, fraught with the possibility that people might judge you for liking sugary apple drinks—or worse, pretending to be British. But that perception may be changing.

Secret Recipe: Ryan Farr's Shhh! Sauce

7x7 asks the Bay Area'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 Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.<--break-->

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