The Heartbreaking Ways COVID is Impacting Food Service Workers
In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that the food service industry employed 5.4 million workers. That number was almost certainly higher at the start of 2020, but has greatly diminished since restaurants, bars, cafes, caterers, and school lunch programs across the country have reduced service or
How Delivery Apps Exploit Bike Messengers
Video killed the radio star. Fax machine killed the bike messenger. Then Internet killed the fax machine and smartphones brought the messengers back. We still work on bikes, and we still do delivery, but it’s more general these days. Less paper, more sandwich. The need for delivery didn’t go away,
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
10 Plot Suggestions That Would Make Full House More San Franciscan
In response to the recent revival of the show ‘Full House’ here are some plot suggestions to make the show more San Franciscan. 1. Danny raises rent on Uncle Joey’s basement apartment. Financially strapped Joey begins work as an Uber driver. 2. Michelle starts a YouTube channel featuring weekly episodes of
How to Decode CraigsList ‘Housing Wanted’
The housing ads and conversations threaded with pitfalls and traps to catch you out and prove you are not worthy of this apartment/room/sublet.
Bike Messenger Stereotypes …They’re Not All True
That we’re a collection of recklessly tattooed, semi-sociopathic violators of traffic regulation and the social contract. Whole Foods checkout clerks on bikes…
Working on a Bike During the Super Bowl
if there’s one sunday a year when you can be guaranteed customers in the home and fewer drivers on the road, it’s Super Bowl.
How SF Bike Messengers Do It
What’s more lucrative? Delivering crates of wine or Ipads? And how to get that elusive tip on the streets and hills of San Francisco
A Day in the Life of a Bike Messenger
Courier: Notes from a Modern Day Bike Messenger Usually, when I tell people I’m a courier, they are too polite to correct me. ‘A career what?’ they ask. I restate that I am a cuhr-EE-yuhr, and they nod, then ask after my weekend plans. To the average San Franciscan, ‘courier’