How to Master the Walk-By at the Food Court for a FREE Lunch

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Broke-Ass Mom Chicken Broth

Nothing says Broke-Ass Mom more than homemade straight from the earth (or your compost in this case) chicken stock.  This has got to be one of the


My KFC is Kennedy Fried Chicken

When I think of KFC I don't think about Colonel Sanders, I think about Kennedy Fried Chicken.  The first Kennedy's was founded in 197s


Sweet Baby Chickens! Is Hill Country Chicken Worth It!?!

You find yourself in Madison Square Park. Look, there's the Flatiron building! How iconic, right? The park is in bloom, the water fountains are on, and how isn't


Ace’s: Cheap Booze and FREE BBQ

Lately I've been feeling very dive-y when it comes to bars.  Eff spending an hour doing my hair and makeup -- I just want to go somewhere in

Cheap Beer, FREE Sandwiches, and Other Safeway Steals from the Safeway Girl

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Cheap! Scenic!"][/caption] The Safeway grocery stores in San Francisco vary widely in quality from the you-could-eat-off-the-floors Marina Dateway to the hope-I-make-it-out-alive UnSafeway, so I'm glad

How to Win at Dinner Parties

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="It smells like success!"][/caption] Let's face it, being broke means you don't often entertain guests because nothing sucks more than trying to live on the

Bronzed, Succulent Thighs at Pete’s Bar-B-Q

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Linoleum, carving station...happiness."][/caption] Pete's is really one of my favourite kinds of restaurants.  One, because it old, worn and still run by a family.  Two,

Chicken, Watermelon and Breasisists

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333" caption="Photo from"][/caption] Occasionally life demands second helpings: e.g. Seinfeld reruns and ice cream and drunk-dials and trips to the Gold Club, and let me