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15 Apr 2015

Nametag Day In SF: Making The World a Friendlier Place

Saturday, June 6th from 11am-5pm –  A city-wide event called Nametag Day will get people in SF to come out of their shells and get to know the people around them – specifically they’ll be handing out nametags at various locations around town like Dolores Park, the Castro and Hayes Valley.  In the words

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
24 Nov 2014

How to Set up a Kick-Ass Apartment on the Cheap

  Who wants a FREE desk? Three weeks ago, my partner Tyler and I moved into our first place together. Overnight we each went from established, shared houses with everything we needed, to our own one-bedroom apartment in Oakland with almost no furniture and no kitchen things. We love to

Fayette Fox - The Scrimpy Scribe 0
06 Oct 2014

Yemeni’s Restaurant in The Tenderloin, A Tea Partier’s Outrage

Eat cheap Halal food at Yemeni’s I’d bet the left side of my brain that your garden variety Tea Partying dip stick wouldn’t know Yemen from He-Man. Still, the likelihood of Yemeni’s restaurant existing in one of those crazzzzzy red states, serving as it does strictly halal food from the Middle East

Fatt Mink 0
17 Sep 2014

A Quick, Cheap, Dirty Chocolate + Raspberry Brownie Recipe

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to gather an endless array of ingredients for my mise-en-place. But the craving for chocolate can sometimes be unmanageable; the thought of gooey and dense fudgey chocolatey goodness being penetrated by my Buscemian canines on loop in my brain. I like fruit, I

illyannam 0
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…

Jamal Frederick - Second Hand Scribe 1
08 Aug 2014

Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 11, Buenos Aires is Red Meat + Red Wine in Large Plastic Bottles

San Telmo’s Parrilla de Freddy Buenos Aires, by most accounts, is a city. Those accounts also attach various adjectives to it such as world-class, cosmopolitan, even Argentinian. One of the many criteria that I petulantly demand a city check off its scan-tron test sheet is the presence of a set

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06 Jun 2014

Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal, Part 10, Dusty Tongue in Argentina

Exterior of El Salteno  As I said in a previous South American dispatch, things get looser, more flavorsome, and less racially homogenous in Argentina the further you penetrate the Northwestern region of the country.  Also, dustier.  I hopped off the bus in the tiny, quaint town of Tilcara, and had

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