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09 Sep 2019

It’s Time for Men in the Hospitality Industry to Treat Women Better

Anyone who currently works in, or has previously worked in, the hospitality industry would admit its strongest pull is the environment. There is a duality of childishness and maturity where we weave between food and drink knowledge, levels of service, and also cracking silly jokes or exchanging laughs and banter

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17 Mar 2019

What the College Scams Show About White Privilege

Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, and White undeserved advantage? In recent breaking news: celebrities Lori Loughlin, of Full House fame, and Felicity Huffman were implicated with dozens of other parents in the largest college bribery scam the Department of Justice has ever seen. A skillfully orchestrated web

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10 Oct 2014

How to Find True Happiness in San Francisco

Money…Money…Money Money inhabits the majority of the real estate of our discussion – blogs, conversation, and articles all seem to revolve around money. The impossible rent and cost of living, the monied population and arguments over culture grab and gentrification. The culture surrounding $4 toast, $16 cocktails, $50 haircuts and

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16 Sep 2014

Are You Raising Restaurant Ready Children?

Dear Parents: You may not be aware of, but when you walk into a restaurant with your beautiful baby in your paisley Baby Bjorn wrap or with your MacLauren stroller and your gracious host walks your six top over to your table – your servers eyes may scan the insides

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25 Aug 2014

Tipping While Black – The Struggles of a Black Barman

I tip because I’m a part of this industry, but more importantly I tip because I’m Black. It’s a lose-lose at times because I’ll have the urgent need to make sure that I leave a good impression…

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18 Aug 2014

What Happens if They Stop all the Ellis Act Evictions and the Hyper-Gentrification of San Francisco?

Look outside. Did you see the bombs drop this morning? Did you hear the bullets sizzle? Did you cover your ears to protect yourself from the screams of chaos and desperation? Did you smell the smoke? San Francisco is at war right now. Literally, no, but I wouldn’t reduce it down

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28 Jul 2014

With all the Changes Going On, Who Will be Around to Write San Francisco’s Love Letter?

I love reading about this beloved city, San Francisco. I delve into its history, imbue myself with its charm, its culture, allow myself to be childishly enchanted by its fairy dust. It’s an assuring embrace offering security that my willing submission to my depth of love for this city is

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