kitchen

20 Oct 2016

Why Everyone Should Work in a Restaurant

Everyone should work in a restaurant at least once. Ask any server, bartender, barista, cook, dishwasher, buser, greeter, and they’ll agree. It’s a conversation I often have with other people in the restaurant industry. This conversation is half bitching about customers (sorry not sorry) and half enumerating all the ways that working in a restaurant makes you a better person.

Rae Bathgate - Down and Out and Overseas 0
17 May 2016

Broke-Ass Kitchen: Kit Kat Croissants

This kit kat croissant recipe really isn’t a recipe. I was lying in bed thinking about my visit to Paris in 2010; the moment where I discovered that Americans charge about quadruple what Parisians charge for the flaky delights known as pain du chocolat. That’s when the horrifying images appeared

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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 cook

Fayette Fox - The Scrimpy Scribe 1
18 Jul 2013

DIY: How to Make Your Own Fly Trap

Like so many of us in our cramped, window-free NYC apartments, I’ve been plagued with the summer invasion of fruit flies who absolutely refuse to leave but seem to really enjoy multiplying. Awesome. While the little guys are generally harmless, they’re not the most aesthetically pleasing while hovering over a fruit bowl

Melissa Kravitz - Discount Diva 0
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13 Mar 2013

Melba NYC: Meet People. Feast Together.

Nearly a month ago, I received an unexpected invitation to a private launch party near Union Square, inside of a fancy, dimly lit, loft apartment decorated with wine bottles from other guests.  It was fitted with a narrow elevator directly opening into the apartment itself, along with an ostentatious piano,

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
27 Apr 2011

DIY: Pot Rack

Creating space in small apartments is a finely cultivated broke-ass skill. From putting your dresser in the closet, to hanging fabric to separate room space, and creating book space in the rafters, we’ve all had a studio that required some crafty use of space. Last weekend my fella and I

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
12 Oct 2010

FREE Malaysian Food on Wheels!

Many Asian cuisines are represented to the point of congestion in this city. It’s hard to walk three blocks in most neighborhoods without tripping over falafel, sushi, or pad thai. However, Asia’s a big place- seriously, look it up on a map sometime. If you’re feeling saucy and adventurous but

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0
05 Mar 2010

SF Underground Farmers Market This Saturday

Um.  There will be beef jerky here. If, for some inconceivable reason, you need more convincing than that to go to the third installment of the SF Underground Farmers Market on Saturday night, how ’bout I  add pulled pork, fried chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, foccacia, homemade fresh ginger beer, Hawaiian baked

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 6