It’s Saturday night. I’m cruising through Hayes Valley, keeping a watchful eye for street hails outside the Jazz Center. On Franklin, a hand goes up, though somewhat feebly. I pull over anyway. A young guy approaches my window. “Can you take me to Safeway?” I look in my rearview at
As the Marina-esque gentrification gradually extends south from Lombard to Valencia, the usual watering holes of the service industry professional have been polluted by the bridge and tunnel crowd that now, more then ever, frequent the Mission. Many of the safe havens and bolt-holes with no line to the bathrooms/bar/venue
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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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
Aside from FREE booze, FREE food is probably what the broke ass takes advantage of most. And it’s easier to find than you might think. Here’s your spot for the day. Super Duper Burgers will be giving away FREE mini burgers on Monday, April 30 beginning at 3:00p.m. All four
I was first introduced to the Horseshoe Tavern when I was taking an improv class nearby in Fort Mason. Let me say nothing better prepares you to play “acting” games with middle-aged pharmaceutical sales people than a few pints. In an effort to catch our hometown baseball Giants before class a
Tucked away on Chestnut Street is a real Mexican food gem. Generally speaking, Mamacita is a bit pricey for us broke folk. Their happy hour, on the other hand, is worth checking out. Happy hour, or la hora feliz, at Mamacita is fit for those of us with a hole