dumpster diving

07 Sep 2017

Five of the Saddest Meals I’ve Ever Eaten for Dinner

By Charles Duggery   I have a lot of things in common with English chef Gordon Ramsay, none of which including his culinary skill; I am very angry, I use foul language and I’m very critical of others; the similarities end there. My mother didn’t cook at all when I was

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01 Apr 2016

Hilarious Video on “Locally-Sourced Reclaimed Food” aka Dumpster Diving in NYC

Comedian Jeff Seal went out with the cameras of Gothamist to show how to to get “Locally-Sourced Reclaimed Food” aka Dumpster Dive in NYC. It’s really funny and also makes some fantastic points about how food is wasted each day. Seal says “”You know you’re living in abundance when you can throw

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 1
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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01 Mar 2016

PROFILE OF A MODERN-DAY ADVENTURER: The ‘Fancy Feral’ Life of a Vagabond Fashion Model

Beautiful, polished, fashion model, also travels on a shoestring budget, sleeps outside, hitch-hikes, dumpster dives, and can handle roughing it. Meet Velocity, a modern day adventurer.

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05 Mar 2011

Quiz: What Kind of Broke-Ass are You?

Does where you shop define who you are? We know you’re broke. And that’s cool. But just what kind of broke-ass are you? Pick the description below that best fits your lifestyle! Dumpster Diving Debbie You’ll eat anything you can get your hands on – literally. You spend your Friday

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 3
07 Aug 2010

Dumpster Diving: the New York Way

New Yorkers are so hard up for pool access, we’ve settled for diving into converted “dumpsters” in a desperate attempt to cool off. What was last summer’s hipster punchline is now a full-blown public project. Since last year’s not-so secret dumpster project in Gowanus, the folks behind Macro Sea decided

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18 Jul 2010

A (Brief) History of Gleaning and Listing of Its Potential Errors

The acquisition method known as gleaning possesses roots as far back as the writing of Deuteronomy and Leviticus. Penny-pinching farmers, God decreed, must resist the urge to harvest the entirety of their fields. This remainder was to be left for the poor (or the widows, or the orphans, depending on which book

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09 Apr 2010

It’s Farmers Market Season in San Francisco!

Spring has sort of sprung, which means new Farmers Markets are popping up left and right! FarMars are every broke-ass’s wet dream; with the ample trading and bartering that goes on, you can easily feed yourself for a week on $20. And if the stands don’t take your mom’s credit

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30 Dec 2009

Recycle Your Old TVs and Electronics at Rainbow Grocery

The Broke-Ass modus operandi is usually to take peoples’ unwanted stuff.  We’re the ones inclined to pull couches off the sidewalk, dumpster-dive, and accept any and all kinds of FREE hand-me-downs.  But in this day and age, when even the last vestiges of analogue are going digital, even the brokest

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