21 Dec 2017

The Undeniable Greatness of ‘Christmas with the Chipmunks’

Today is Dec. 21, the calendar date depicted on the cover of the seminal 1962 album Christmas with the Chipmunks. This year is also the 55th anniversary of that Chipmunks Christmas album we all grew up with — but that we all grew up with different versions of. Christmas with

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15 Dec 2017

Keeping Christmas Creepy, One Tradition at a Time

Growing up, my mom collected nutcracker dolls. She had a couple that looked like Santas, some that looked like toy soldiers, one commemorating the 1988 winter Olympics, and two that were truly special. They were large. At four feet, they were about as tall as I was as a kid.

01 Dec 2017

This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York

Rad Upcoming SF Events WUNDERFAIRE THU. 11/30 | 4:30PM @ PIER 28 A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to La Cocina. A night on the pier celebrating local crafters, artists, and designers. Enjoy 60+ independent vendors selling crafts, designs, and delectables for men, women, kids, homes, and

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22 Nov 2017

How To Take A Sh!t At Thanksgiving Dinner

The inevitable, unpleasant side effect of your fabulous friends-or-family Thanksgiving feast is that you will at some point have to bust an enormous dook. Pooping at a public gathering and in a shared restroom is generally a mortifying exercise, made worse by the fact that everyone who uses that bathroom

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07 Nov 2017

Top Ten Trader Joe’s Products You Need This Holiday Season

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Here’s a list of the top ten Trader Joe’s products you need this holiday season. Because we have convinced ourselves that while the brand disguises its real conglomerate self as the Trader Joe’s brand, it tastes

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05 Nov 2017


OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! THIRD ANNUAL SURVIVING THANKSGIVING ON A $40 BUDGET In 2015’s Thanksgiving in SF on a $30 Budget, I showed you how you could create a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for you and your friends who are

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31 Oct 2017


The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London –  an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops. It’s a twilight evening in Charles Dickens’ London Town

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12 May 2017

The Absolute Best Mother’s Day Brunch Spots In NYC

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and NYC is the place to be if you’re looking to spoil the woman that pushed you out of her body. She did that, you know…or you were CUT OUT of her. Either way, she deserves some bottomless mimosas or ridiculous bloody mary’s,

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