Local Legends

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21 Sep 2016

Sexy Clowns & a Music Orgy in the East Bay

The tent was situated in the middle of a huge empty lot, no signs or reassurance that I wasn’t  about to walk into some American Horror Story scenario.  I started the night of the Bohemian Carnival’s 10 year anniversary party rolling around the deserted industrial bay coast of Alameda until I

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01 Sep 2016

Gene Wilder Honored With Willy Wonka Candy Portrait in SF

Yes, that is a handmade portrait of the late, great Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, lovingly crafted out of nothing but candy. Meet the Willy Wonka candy portrait that will forever preserve San Francisco’s special relationship with Gene Wilder, handcrafted by local artist Jason Mecier who has long delighted us

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16 Jun 2016

Local Legend & SF Symphony Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

We here at BrokeAssStuart.com like to show love to the people who make cities like San Francisco and New York special. That’s why we’re doing a series called Local Legends. This is our chance to hip you to some of the strange, brilliant, and unique folks who populate these towns and give them the character that people from around the world have come to love.

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26 May 2016

(Almost) FREE Wieners: 5-cent Dogs at Nathan’s Famous (NYC)

Looking for a classy way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend? How about a plump, juicy and, most importantly, cheap-as-fuck hot dog? This Saturday Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island is celebrating its 100th birthday by going back to its original prices. They want to put their wieners in your

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25 May 2016

Aunt Charlie’s May Be The Best Drag Queen Dive Bar in the World

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE!   This originally appeared in my Weeknighter column for 7×7 I used to joke that Aunt Charlie’s Lounge was where old drag queens went to die. To be fair, I didn’t know much about

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21 Apr 2016

The Secret, Saucy History Of The Original Hamburger Mary’s

This weekend is the 15-year anniversary of the closing of Hamburger Mary’s, the trailblazing gay burger joint since that had been a SoMa icon since 1972. So we tracked down one of the last original Hamburger Mary’s owners to find some fascinating artifacts and get the Grade-A, all-beef history of

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11 Mar 2016

Bad-Ass Historical Women of San Francisco

It’s Women’s History Month and earlier this week, it was International Women’s Day! What does that mean? Well, that we had to make two holidays for the 50% of the world that does most of the work and then stick them in the same month. If that’s the kind of

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