When I first heard about San Francisco’s new robot cook I was a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, I didn’t like the idea of automated machines taking jobs from service industry workers. But on the other hand, (the little piggy inside of me) really wanted to make friends with a robot who could make me cheeseburgers.
While some may argue that a neighborhood bar is different than a dive bar, I am choosing to nestle them together in a little cluster of goodness…like a gooey caramel popcorn ball, or a fluffy sugar confection. Because they are all cost-effective and have that oddly twisted “je ne sais quoi”, the secret sauce that brings characters of all walks together in such a strange and lovely way.
If you don’t already know about this place, you’ll never guess where it is. Go ahead, guess. Nope, that’s not it. It’s not what you’re thinking, my hoa (‘hoa’ is ‘friend’ Hawaiian…I googled it). This isn’t some new ‘secret’ tiki bar that just opened or an old classic way out in
Death Guild began in 1993 at a venue called The Pit, currently AsiaSF (definitely not as spooky sounding). It is one of the longest running industrial/goth nights in the United States.
Ah Temescal, arguably the best neighborhood in Oakland to eat and drink in for well over a hundred years. From the 1890’s to the 1960’s Temescal was known as the East Bay’s Little Italy. Italian delis, gardens, restaurants, and even an opera house once dominated 51st St. In the 1940’s a
OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! Welcome to, “We ate it so you don’t have to.” While some are prepping for St. Patty’s Day and the already released Shamrock Shake, some are still celebrating the Lunar New Year.
You get to go to different watering holes on a floating couch, it’s pretty magical. This isn’t about giant brewers with international distribution, it’s about visiting local breweries that make their beer in-house. Beer that is brewed freshly on the premises and then goes straight to the tap and into your glass.
An amazing guide to drinkin’ booze & eating macaroni and cheese in San Francisco. There are also a few honorable mentions outside the city, but if you are looking for a real drink, and a great plate of Mac n Cheese to go with it in SF, look no further.