30 Aug 2015

7 Great San Francisco Places to Take Your Sunday Hangover

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM What’s there to say? You drank too much last night, made some poor decisions, and now have to live with yourself…and a terrible headache…and possibly the shits. At least going to these places will make

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08 Jul 2015

Living in San Francisco Means…(Redux for 2015)

I originally did this piece for The Bold Italic in January 2015. Shortly afterwards it closed down. And now it’s back open. This piece is updated version of a piece I did in 2011. The incredible illustrations were done by the brilliant Jon Stich. Living in San Francisco means being torn apart. It means having people

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25 Jun 2015

7 Great First Date Bars in San Francisco

First dates can be weird and awkward. That’s generally why you get booze involved. It smoothes out both you and your date’s awkward edges…most of the time. Whether you just met a hottie on tinder or you *gasp* actually met someone in real life, these seven bars are the perfect place to go for your first outing.

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17 Jun 2015

Crabs, Communists, and Cops: The Story of Specs’

It’s a sad thing that The Bold Italic has shuttered. They did a lot of really great things for many SF artists and writers and it’s a true shame that they are no longer around. The Bold Italic not only gave SF creatives great exposure, it also actually paid them good

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26 May 2015

Tommy’s Joint: Home of a Legendary Corned Beef Sandwich

Photo from Inside Scoop Tommy’s Joynt is an SF institution. They’ve been getting people drunk and fed since your grandpappy’s time and doing it awesomely. That’s why I stopped in to learn how to make  their legendary corned beef sandwich.  Check out the video and try not to drool on your computer.

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17 May 2015

Sunday Funnies: Discount Tickets to Lady to Lady Live! In Oakland TONIGHT

Well, here we are in the waning days of the lusty month of May, and there is a strong likelihood that you have grand designs on the Memorial Day Weekend that lies ahead. A trip to the Southland, perhaps, to sneer at our Angeleno siblings and their “summertime”, a little

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01 May 2015

Off Menu: A 100 Years of Cocktails in Under 2 Minutes

Off Menu is our tribute to the service industry. It’s where we cover restaurant openings and bar closings, industry rumors and inside dirt. It’s where we cheer on our favorite chefs, servers, and nightlife superheroes. And the best part is, it comes from those of us that live that life,

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