Oakland

san-francisco
01 Mar 2017

San Francisco is Dead: Long Live San Fran

This originally appeared on September 8th, 2016 in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. “How crazy is it that, at this point, Oakland is way cooler than San Francisco?” I asked Matthew and Dan this as we descended the steps at the West Oakland BART Station. “There’s really

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la-la-land-moonlight
26 Feb 2017

La La Land Wins…wait…nevermind. Moonlight wins best picture!

I never watch awards shows. Never. My spouse and my in-laws watch that shit on the reg. But, I have never invested any time or effort into watching awards shows because if the award ain’t going to me, what’s the point? This year I had a special interest in the

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oakland
17 Feb 2017

As San Francisco Goes, So Goes Oakland

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. The last time San Franciscans talked this much about Oakland was in 1906. The City was ablaze and 100,000 residents fled across San Francisco Bay, many never to move back to San Francisco. They say the population of

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The-Seshen
07 Feb 2017

We wanna send you to see The Seshen!

The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based six-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring

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del encanto sf
26 Jan 2017

Del Encanto: Another Puerto Rican restaurant. Finally!

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE!   I’m happy to inform you that the Bay Area has finally gotten another place where you can consume Puerto Rican food. You’d think there’d be more than a handful of PR

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hawker fare oakland
25 Jan 2017

Hawker Fare Oakland to Close

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM   It appears as if I’m losing another one of my favorites. This time it’s in the shape of a plate piled high with intensely seasoned som tum/tom sum/tum mak houng; that’s green papaya salad

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KB Pattymelt
24 Jan 2017

KronnerBurger: Home of the $14 Patty Melt

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! I love melts: patty melts, crab melts, tuna melts. I love how the filling turns warm and gooey, covered in hot melted cheese and smushed in between buttered and toasted bread. So,

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