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
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
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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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
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
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