Geri Koeppel

17 Nov 2021

Fog City News is Closing After 22 Years

Fog City News, a downtown San Francisco institution known for its dizzying selection of periodicals and award-winning collection of artisan chocolate bars, is closing. This independent business at 455 Market St., which celebrated 20 years in business in 2019, will “permanently close on or before Friday, December 31st,” according to

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31 Oct 2019

Movember or Not, My Mustache Is Here to Stay

Not everyone grows a mustache specifically for Movember. A septuagenarian neighbor of mine recently sprouted one resembling Clark Gable’s tasteful, unobtrusive horizontal strip. When another friend of ours asked why, at this late stage in life, he decided to grow one, he replied, “I’ve been trying for about 10 years

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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11 Oct 2019

Hooray…Fog City News Celebrates 20 Years!

It’s all too obvious that the quirky character of San Francisco is being eroded by the generic sameness of robot coffee bars, mediocre salad spots, chain drug stores and pricey hipster brand showrooms replicated in tony neighborhoods everywhere from here to Wicker Park to Manhattan. So it’s heartening to hear

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20 Sep 2019

Creativity Explored Supports Artists With Developmental Disabilities and it is Wonderful!

This profile of Creativity Explored is the second in our Nonprofit of the Month series where we focus on smaller Bay Area nonprofits. If you’d like to nominate an organization to be featured, please email Stuart@BrokeAssStuart.com When many people hear the term “people with developmental disabilities,” they think of limitations.

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16 Sep 2019

Affordable Housing Construction Near Waterfront Unearths Amazing Artifacts

Two new affordable housing developments just off of the Embarcadero in the northeast waterfront will welcome residents who will live above layers of history. Developers BRIDGE Housing Corporation and The John Stewart Company broke ground July 9 on 125 units for individuals and families at 88 Broadway and 53 for

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16 Aug 2019

Cat Town: The No-Kill Rescue Group Saving Thousands of Kitties

This profile of Cat Town Oakland kicks off our Nonprofit of the Month series where we focus on smaller Bay Area nonprofits. If you’d like to nominate an organization to be featured, please email Stuart@BrokeAssStuart.com You’ve probably seen those TV commercials or clips on Facebook showing the sad-sack dog in

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12 Aug 2019

Is Cellarmaker House of Pizza Worth the Hype?

Worth the Hype? is a column by longtime food and drink writer Geri Koeppel, who will check out bars and restaurants (some new, others popular or exceptional in some way) on her own dime and tell you whether she thinks they’re worth the hype or not. The deciding factor: Whether she’d go back and spend money again. She might not be exactly broke-ass, but she’s definitely cheap-ass and doesn’t put up with a rip-off.

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02 Aug 2019

Environmental Activist Refuses To Take Cold Shoulder From Athleta

You know when you were a kid and you’d stand there with the refrigerator open, gawking slack-jawed to see if any tasty snacks had appeared since five minutes ago when you did the same thing? Then your mom would yell at you for the tenth time already to close the

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