Dan Nazarian - Uninformed Informant

20 Nov 2016

On the Hunt for Oaxaca’s Seven Different Types of Mole Sauce

“Latin women dig me. They really do. Like that woman the other day who gazed at me and said ‘you’ve got more eyes than a pineapple.’” That’s a brazen, almost pontificatory, snippet of notes from my recent trip south of the border. I wasn’t sure if they’d get published necessarily. They

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25 Jul 2016

It’s Like John Waters Opened a Restaurant in Oakland

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE John waters opens restaurant in Oakland ! Ha, gotcha! John Waters did not open a restaurant in Oakland. That is, unless he did and I never heard about it. (Note to self:

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24 Nov 2015

This Could Be You

This Bay Area artist transforms models using clay, paint, fake blood, glitter, plants, wigs…and encourages you to be part of it too. Brice Frillici of SEKDEK, an artist you should know

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11 Nov 2015

Tea Is the New Whiskey

There is a wave of tea houses in San Francisco with popularity surging. They aren’t exactly new—what with places like Samovar being household names for years—but they are growing in scope, scale and (metaphorical) buzz.

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25 Sep 2015

30 Days Micro-Dosing with LSD

“Now I understand why all the flower children from the ’60s eventually sold out,  bought houses and watch Fox News.” That’s a snippet from my journal entry on day ten of my experiment. The experiment in question is micro dosing with LSD—that is, ingesting a tiny dose of lysergic acid diethylamide every

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16 Sep 2015

Ode To Harbin Hotsprings

Imagine this: you’re naked and floating face-up in a warm pool shaped like a heart. Surrounding you are 11 people, their 22 hands simultaneously holding you up and kneading your body as it relinquishes control. Your ears vacillate between being under and above water, and your eyes vacillate between being

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21 Aug 2015

What it’s like to fall off a scooter on Mission Street

Don’t tell my mom or sister about this piece — I don’t want them to know that a mere hour ago my body slid across Mission Street like a figure skater gliding across ice. My “skating” move today was completely horizontal in position, and the “ice” in question was grizzled

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13 Jul 2015

Where to Get Naked In San Francisco

It’s a funny thing—the places in the world with the hottest weather are also the most intolerant of nudity. Try flashing a nipple in Latin America and look around for some nods (nods of “you’re about to die”). Show some cheek in the Arab world and see how many friends you

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