28 Jan 2012

Maoz: Not Just For Vegetarians

Maoz is (sort of) a chain, but there’s only one in the Bay Area. I love the simple concept: they only sell pitas, falafel, and fries. And sure, I wouldn’t call it “authentic” Mediterranean food, but it is damn tasty. So why even mention Maoz? The best thing about it

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
06 Jan 2012

Flashback Films in Berkeley

Although I call myself a film buff, I could lose a lot of credibility considering there are some “classics” I’ve never seen. Let’s just say one that I haven’t seen rhymes with “Pasablanca”. I call myself a comedy nerd but I’ve never seen a certain Monty Python movie about someone

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
03 Dec 2011

Uncle Dougie’s is the Real New York Deal

One evening when I was out in Downtown Oakland, the hunger set in at about midnight. A friendly fellow bar patron directed me to a place called “Uncle Dougie’s New York-style Italian Heroes” on 17th Street. A short walk from The Layover Bar and we arrived at a late-night diner’s

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0

I'm Running For Mayor of SF and I Need Your Help!

Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
02 Dec 2011

Fungus Fair!

San Francisco is pretty much a huge fungus fair already, for better or for worse, from readily-available edibles to the stuff that teems on our young, lithe bodies. One of my friends (Sam) is host to a vehemently fragrant and tenacious foot fungus that seems only to worsen with his

Lucy Schiller - Destitute Dispatcher 0
31 Aug 2011

How to Be a New Age Freak on a Budget

Confession: I’m one spiritual lady.  As a vegetarian/proud Leo-with-a-Leo-rising/Berkeley girl whose step-mom is a psychic, I’ve downward-dogged with the best of ‘em.  When I’m not frantically phoning my second mom to find out why that Scorpio I went out with hasn’t called, I’m reading about 2012, attempting to understand Qigong, or

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 1
30 Jul 2011

Go Fly a Kite!.. in Berkeley!…This Weekend!

Do you have a friend running the SF marathon on Sunday? Is that friend making you feel lazy and question your current life philosophy of Playstation and Pawn Stars? Well screw them you should go fly a kite…literally. This weekend Highline Kites of Berkeley is sponsoring the 26th annual Berkeley

Hugh Hunter - Economical Essayist 0
17 Jul 2011

Life Is Simple At Phil’s Sliders

Phil’s serves sliders.  Little burger, little prices.  They look small at first glance, but these little things are so effing tasty!  At two bucks each, even a broke-ass can double up.  Phil keeps his slider simple:  one hefty grass-fed, beef medallion, fire-grilled to medium-rare perfection, a fresh piece of iceberg

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0