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.
Gilman Brewing is doing something different in Berkeley, but it feels very familiar. They established themselves with a simple mission to brew and serve up good beer in a simple setting that encourages people to engage and enjoy sipping on their hard work…and if the packed tables on a Tuesday
This guy is trying to make extra money by renting out the tent he lives in on SleepAround. And it seems to be working!
Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Coffee Passport. There’s no better way to explore a place than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing, you get 31 cups of coffee at 31 excellent cafes for $35. It honestly doesn’t get much better than that, unless you get
You may have heard that the Mezzanine, one of San Francisco’s beloved music venues, was being forced out of its home on 444 Jessie st. The Mezzanine’s landlords threatened to raise their rent by 600% by year’s end, essentially kicking them out in order to convert the thriving nightlife venue
Virginia Ramos, aka The Tamale Lady, was my friend. We had a long history together and she was a constant in the lives of so many people who call The City home. As I mentioned in this tribute I wrote about her after her passing in September 2018, Virginia “wasn’t
In part two of the Worst Roommate Search Ever, the interviews for a new roommate in a Mission District rent controlled apartment get even weirder.
This is one of those places that’s worth a splurge, but lunch and the abbreviated afternoon bar menu are reasonable and filling—you can actually have lunch with tax and tip for under $25 if you play it right (not including drinks).