12 Feb 2014

The 2014 SF Midwinter Bar Workers Ball- 10 Years United In Nightlife

Ten years ago, when I was just a slightly younger bartender, I was working at Kimo’s up in the Polk and had just recently been hired on as a floater at El Rio, when I was invited to a citywide gay bar mixer held at some guys’ house in the

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15 Sep 2012

¡Viva México!- Fiestas Patrias en San Francisco

  It’s been about 166 years since Californios marked today as Independence Day, but today the juggernaut of pyrotechnics, tri-coloured faces, epic spreads and booze, booze, and more booze has already started for six countries in the Americas (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, 15th; México, 16th). Although México’s

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12 Aug 2012

Sunday Dinner- Coffee and Sinkers

  A seventh day installment on where to get free/cheap church-going grub.  Growing up Roman Catholic, nothing makes Sunday morning more criminal than fasting. From the day of your first communion onward your not allowed so much as a breadcrumb until the paper-thin wafer passes your lips at mass. No

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12 Oct 2009

Not the Tired Chinese Lunch Plate and Cheapie Dim Sum in Bernal- The Jasmine Tea House

In San Francisco, one takes it for granted that good and genuine Chinese food is to be found if one so desires.  However, you have to be invested and either traipse over to Chinatown or Clement Street if you want the really good stuff. That said, sometimes you just want

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07 Sep 2009

Blue Collar Chit Chat and Chickies – Dining on a Dime at the Chicken-N-Coop

When it comes to cheap grub, nothing beats the San Francisco tradition of the hofbrau.  Whether the food is palatable or not is debatable. When it comes to the most famous Tommy’s and Lefty O’Doul’s are the crown regents of course. However they can be insanely crowded and a little

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21 Jun 2009

Wallet-friendly Advice From Your Friendly El Rio Bartender

As a general rule, I feel odd writing about events going on at my place of employment.  One because its redundant and two..well, best leave that one alone. Most people that have lived in the city for more than five years or live in the Outer Mission/ Bernal/ Excelsior hoods

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