15 Dec 2022

San Francisco’s Love Affair With Fernet & Why

In nearly a decade of bartending all over San Francisco, I’ve had my fair share and then some.
And for many who work behind the bar in this town, it is often the shot of choice. Fernet delivers a punch of complex flavor as an invigorating stimulus in an over-stimulated environment.

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08 Dec 2022

The Story Behind Anchor Brewing Company’s 2022 Christmas Ale Label

A nod to Mary Ellen Pleasant, the mother of civil rights in California, this year’s label features the Eucalyptus trees she planted outside of her manor on Bush & Octavia.

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03 Nov 2022

Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes: SoMa’s Favorite Jazz Cats

The Performer You Should Know series highlights local artists before they perform something awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place. Every now and again you need to see good jazz music in a low-lit bar, to remind you of

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05 Oct 2022

Why I left Portland and Returned to San Francisco

While friends in both cities asked why I planned to return, they asked the same question two different ways. Portland asked with the doubt of a dysfunctional parent, one who knows the answer and resents it. “It’s so expensive there. Isn’t that why you left in the first place?” I

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12 Sep 2022

8 Things I Hallucinated at the Scottish Highland Games

It is pretty awe-inspiring to watch women run with, and then throw, the equivalent of a telephone pole into the air

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07 Sep 2022

CHP Made Over 600 Arrests This Weekend

Hundreds of motorists throughout California have been arrested for driving while intoxicated this Labor Day weekend. Amid extraordinary heat and holiday traffic, some people still managed to get behind the wheel. California Highway Patrol stated that just thirty-six hours into the holiday weekend, they arrested more than six hundred people

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31 Aug 2022

Why You Should Appreciate San Francisco During Burning Man

So your friends are off to the playa, their requests off from work (if applicable) approved months in advance. It’s Burning Man and you’re “stuck at home” in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. What’s to appreciate about San Francisco while thousands of its residents are away? 1. Reduced

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24 Aug 2022

Do You Practice Good Weed Store Etiquette?

Your friendly neighborhood budtender probably loves their job. Despite the less-than-desirable pay, I enjoy my pot shop gig. We show up for the discount, tips, samples and more, but until the end of the day we’re there to help you. Here’s how you can help us. Bring Cash No one

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