Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.
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Meet Remedios Antoinette, a local cook, spilling the T on how to be frugal yet fierce. She also really loves drag queens. I mean, who doesn’t.
Name: Rean Taylor
Occupation: I cook at Universal Café, in Outer Mission. I also have cameos in various film projects on the side, such as Leap Year, a web series about a startup company. You can find the show on Hulu.
What neighborhood do you live in?: Nob Hill
Best money saving tip: Staying at home on my days off help out on the saving. I do my own manicures now, they tend to add up quite a bit.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Taking cabs in the city unless I do have the cash and am disgustingly drunk. I need to look out for myself, right?
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A $600 HP laptop that only lasted 2 years. Never again.
How’d that feel?: Should’ve bought a used Mac instead. I eventually did for the price of $450.
Favorite cheap eat: U-Lee on Hyde Street. Famous for their giant dumplings.
Favorite dive bar: So far, I love Gold Star Bar. Monday specials with Bulleit bourbon shots and PBR for $6 and free pool! Last time I was there, umm…things got blurry. Oops!
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: My Kate Spade bag that is worth $400 and I got it for $100 at Ross.
Favorite free thing to do: Sleeping, because it doesn’t cost a thing.
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy? A new set of veneers. Hollywood teeth.
Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yes, I am rich in other things such as friendship, self worth, and most importantly, I am living my passion, which is cooking.
Do you own my book?: Sadly no. Are you offering? And besides I can always stalk you on Wednesdays at Dear Mom.
Best hangover cure: Drinking a shit ton of water, and listening to Rihanna to induce vomiting. Yep, that pretty much does it.
Are you a hipster?: No, but I have been labeled that many times (must be the tattoos and drinking PBRs). I’m just Rean, a passionate cook who is frugally fabulous and loves drag queens, you hear me, Lindsay Slowhands?!