Finally some good news in the world of local San Francisco businesses! Legendary North Beach dive bar Columbus Cafe is being sold to three of its long time employees.
Sometimes it feels like the San Francisco local media business is a just a race to break the story of which place is closing now. That’s the sad state of media and the sad state of San Francisco in 2020. It’s like bummer porn. Amnesia was one of the very
The Wooden Nickel is one of my favorite bars in San Francisco. Granted I’m a little biased since it’s near where I live and my good friend/old roommate Nancy Chung owns it. But even if that weren’t the case, I’d still love this bar. Besides the fact that they have
I’m a huge fan of Bender’s Bar and Grill. It’s one of the last great divey rock n roll bars that’s still left in San Francisco. I’ve rhapsodized about them before, but to be succinct, I love that the drinks are cheap, the food is good, and the bartenders are the perfect mix of sweet and surly. Also, the walls are covered in signs from many of my favorite businesses that have closed.
A company called the SMBX, which dubs itself “the world’s first Small Business Bond marketplace”, quietly opened for business, and quickly helped the beloved San Francisco-based knife shop Bernal Cutlery raise $140,000 to fund its expansion.
A very popular new store opened in Oakland this week, but the goods stocked on the shelves are not quite what you’d expect. Val-U-Mart is a new interactive art installation at Pro Arts Gallery offering a playful exploration of money, values, and consumerism. Seventy-five Bay Area artists came together to make
Young recently celebrated his 50th birthday he texted staff his decision to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a Chippendale dancer. “I’ve taken years of pole dancing lessons. My moves are incredible, my routine is magical.”
by Xan Holbrook I see you there. You’re twirling your Hercule Poirot ‘stache, adjusting your pince-nez specs and drinking espresso from a cup so small you hold it with tweezers. Sitting there, in your Fort Greene café, keeping an eye on the Penny-Farthing you rode here on. Watching the world