After several rounds of voting and intense competition, Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR emerged as the clear winner of this year's Your City, Your Chef Contest, presented by Trumer Pils. To celebrate Accarrino's culinary accomplishments, Trumer Pils and 7x7 invited a select list of honored guests to SPQR for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Good lord, did we have a ball at LA’s FYF Festival this past weekend. Add the brilliantly curated festival to the top of your West Coast Festival bucket list ASAP, trust us. To sum it up in terms we can all understand, it’s basically the Treasure Island Music Festival of LA, minus the surrounding body of water, Golden Gate Bridge view, and add in 90 degree weather.
Reno residents have long experienced the train of art cars and their Burner inhabitants that stream through the city en route to Burning Man in northern Nevada each August, leaving a trail of dust behind them on their way back out. But now the city offers a bit of respite for festival-goers as host to the world's first dedicated Burning Man hotel.
Locals have long admired the beef brisket enchiladas and homemade tortilla chips dredged in cotija and chile de arbol sauce at Mamacita and Nopalito. And, yes, every Saturday, lines twist outside for fried rock cod tacos and chilaquiles at Mijita and the Primavera. But now several new Mexican spots are serving up more elegant fare. Check them out the next time you need a taqueria break.
A close look at downtown Los Angeles, the freeway-encircled nexus where a handful of skyscrapers rises from the suburban tundra, reveals a business district on the verge of a swanky metamorphosis, thanks to a cadre of ambitious hoteliers, loft developers, and restaurateurs. And now the area’s got an acronym, DTLA—a distinction that usually equates to NBT (next big thing) status.
While local publications, as well as the New York Times (so late to the Bay Area game, as usual), have their say about Burning Man's descent into an elitist techie bacchanalia under the desert sun, we insist you watch the creation of Black Rock City live via the Burning Man 2014 Webcast.
Here's what the 7x7 editors were thinking about this week when they should have been at work.
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