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7x7 Magazine - Alemany Farmer's Market & more

Stanley Stephan | Sep 10, 200203:26 PM

The recent issue has a nice article on the Alamany's Farmer's market which is celbrating it's 60th anniversery. Nice pictures. There's a little history that the market got it's start during World War 2 when farmer's were having problems selling their fruits and veggies (too many victory gardens).

The market started in 1943 at the corner of Market and Duboce and moved to the current location in 1947.

This magazine literally just showed up on my doorstep. It seems to have really good local food coverage. Got a really great tip on a taco stand on 21st - El Cachanilla (see more info in my streetfood in SF post).

Also in this month's magazine:

- Tartine
Because of tight parking, Tartine is thinking of having a frequent buyer's card where you call in the order and they run the stuff to the curb). Has Tartine's recipe for Croque Monsieur.

- 25 restaurants to eat outdoors
Has info about whether the restaurant has heat lamps. Anyone tried Cafe Lola in Hunter's Point? Opened last year. Sounds cool and artsy. Has recoommendations about what to order. At Lola you can get everything from biscuits and gravy to Asian style ribs with Sichuan peppercorns.

- Bits and Bites
Little notes like good cookbooks and news. Bay Breads is opening yet ANOTHER restuarant in Presidio Heights called La Table.

- Trends in Oils
Info about chefs starting to use different oils like pistachio oil and argan oil and where to purchase.

Lots more. Nice vodka review (Hangar One mentioned) and what it's like to be at a professional wine tasting with about like 150 wines to sample (oh my).

I think the magazine is making a mistake in not putting at least parts of back issues on line as I think it might increase it's readership. It's a slick magazine good for a day at the beach or an airplace trip. Short attention span articles, but packed with good info. Here's the link if you are interested in purchasing a copy and more info about what's in this month's issue.

By the way, 7x7 refers to the 7x7-miles that SF occupies.


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