El Rio

02 Apr 2020

How to Buy Your Favorite Bar a Drink, During the Crisis

The small businesses in your life, you know the kind of businesses you actually like?   The kind of business you go to when you’re feeling down, when you want to have a drink with your friends, when you want to eat something handmade and delicious?  The kind of joints who

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
10 Feb 2020

Hooray! There’s a Valentines Day Drag Show to End Homelessness!

Can Valentines Day be redeemed?  I mean, come on, it’s the ultimate weapon in the Hallmark-Industrial-Complex’s box of patriarchal, conforming, consumerist tools. One of San Francisco’s premier nonprofits helping the homeless is hoping to do better on Valentines Day.  Community Forward SF, which provides support to the most vulnerable homeless

Benjamin Wachs - Fascinating Stranger 0
22 Aug 2019

A Huge List Of Things To Do If You’re Not Going To Burning Man

Your friends’ Burning Man posts are already freaking relentless on Facebook, and you’re the sad sack who’s stuck at home. But don’t trip! There are plenty of Bay Area events if you’re not at Burning Man from August 25 – September 2, and it turns out San Francisco and Oakland

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
31 Oct 2018

Love in the Time of Housing Crisis

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the San Francisco Examiner  San Francisco is a wonderful place to fall in love. Sure, Paris might be the “City of Love,” but anyone who calls it that has never walked up Columbus Avenue, arm in arm with their sweetheart, as

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
25 Jun 2015

9 Best Places to Smoke Pot in San Francisco

There are few American cities where you can smoke pot as casually and without consequence as in San Francisco. You can get away with smoking weed pretty much anywhere in our fair City, regardless of police proximity. But there are a few standout spots for pot-smokers that deserve special recognition

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
29 Oct 2014

Win Tickets to Beth Dean’s 4rd Annual THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT @ El Rio

Beth Dean started throwing this party at her own expense as her love letter to San Francisco. “A weird, cool and cheap party seemed like everything San Francisco is all about, and it was insane to me to have to pay $30 to get into a club on Halloween, so

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01 Aug 2013

Broke-Ass of the Week: MicahTron + FREE Passes to Her & RYE RYE Sat. 8/3 @ Hard French!

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. This

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 1