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650 Eats: Bundt Cakes, Smitten Ice Cream & Jook

You can now have delicious Bundt cake or custom nitrogen processed ice cream at the new dessert spots in the 650, hooray! In Burlingame, a hot new café has great options from jook to pizza, and catering, too, for the office types in our midst.    

Wine Country Eats: Mac & Cheese with Bacon, Violet Artichoke Soup & Wine

Check you out, Napa! In the 707, the space that once housed the vegetarian dining powerhouse Ubuntu is now the home to a popular new restaurant that plays to the needs of the region by offering a range of edibles and a wine list to match.

650 Eats: Pizzeria Delfina & Bangalore Old Fashioneds

New eats are here now for the 650, with some opportunities for prime slices with outdoor seating from a popular San Francisco restaurant couple, hey! In San Mateo, the Mortar & Pestle is getting a work out and a namesake drink.

Marin Eats: Texas Brisket, Danish Breakfast & Pizza

Ownership and address changes in Marin mean new dining experiences, with scores of meaty treats at a BBQ outpost that has Texas brisket, cheese bread, baby back ribs and a righteously good happy hour. In Corte Madera, the dining scene has an updated source for big Danish breakfast and lunch fare.

Inside the Chinese New Year Parade with Ben Fong-Torres

Watching the Chinese New Year Parade is a guaranteed rollicking good time: dragons, dancers, and amazing floats are all a part of the scene that has been happening locally since the 1860s and is one of the biggest celebrations of Asian culture. For an insider’s take on this fun parade happening on Saturday, February 15, 7x7 caught up with Ben Fong-Torres, who will celebrate his 18th round as co-anchor for the festivities for the KTVU television station.

East Bay Eats: Chicken and Waffle Sliders, Greek in Berkeley, and More

New restaurants are popping up in the East Bay, with scores of hot grillables at a new organic Greek eatery that also rocks a full bar—think of this as a cool way to start or end that date night.

Wine and Dine: New Eats in Wine Country

New restaurants are popping up in the 707, with scores of fried treats at a Napa bar and grill that gives the gift of time by staying open late. In the Oxbow Public Market (“the Ox”), the dining scene has a new source for baked goods both savory and sweet—minus any gluten.

650 + 408 Eats: Chocolate, Sichuan Cold Noodles, and Biryani

New restaurants are popping up in the 650 and neighboring 408, with scores of chocolatey sweet treats at a fancy shopping outpost.

East Bay Eats: Duck Confit, Roam Burgers and Italian Pasta

Two San Francisco hot spot eateries have opened new locations in the East Bay.

Secret Recipe: Thrice Cooked Fries from The Cavalier

Thrice cooked fries

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 Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. 

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