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22 Feb 2019

Is Harborview, the Dim Sum Palace, Worth the Hype?

Worth the Hype? is a column by longtime food and drink writer Geri Koeppel, who will check out bars and restaurants (some new, others popular or exceptional in some way) on her own dime and tell you whether she thinks they’re worth the hype or not. The deciding factor: Whether she’d go back and spend money again. She might not be exactly broke-ass, but she’s definitely cheap-ass and doesn’t put up with a rip-off.

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18 Feb 2019

Is the New French Wine Bar & Retail Shop, Verjus, Worth the Hype?

Worth the Hype? is a column by longtime food and drink writer Geri Koeppel, who will check out bars and restaurants (some new, others popular or exceptional in some way) on her own dime and tell you whether she thinks they’re worth the hype or not. The deciding factor: Whether she’d go back and spend money again. She might not be exactly broke-ass, but she’s definitely cheap-ass and doesn’t put up with a rip-off.

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08 Feb 2019

The Zoo That Let’s You Name a Cockroach After Your Ex & Feeds it to Meerkats

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! This is the sly form of payback so many of you have been looking for. Sure, you may have fantasized about feeding your awful ex to a pack of ravenous wild animals,

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04 Feb 2019

Martuni’s: The Piano Bar Full of Charm and Enchantment

I was standing in line at Martuni’s, waiting to take a piss, when these thoughts occurred in this order: 1) Martuni’s is Magical. 2) This place is really too big to only have one fucking bathroom.

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29 Jan 2019

Lucca Ravioli is Closing on Valencia St. And that Sucks

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! The place where I used to buy freshly made tagliarini with Lucca’s own meat sauce for ‘treat yo self’ style Italian dinners at home, is officially closing.  Lucca’s Ravioli Co is one of

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14 Jan 2019

Li Po Lounge: Where Weird Nights Are Almost Guaranteed

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! Weird things happen at the Li Po Lounge. I was there one night many years ago for some random basement dance party that a friend was involved with. You know how those

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26 Nov 2018

How to Drink Wine and Not Become a Monster

I drink wine, often, and in high quantities. I have not always been in this habit, but it comes with the territory of being the Chief Wine Educator and Founder of WineUp. I get asked all the time, “How do you combat the undesired physical effects of wine”? I’m here to share the scoop with you my fellow oenophiles!

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11 Oct 2018

The Advantages of Being a Barista VS. a Bartender

I miss being a barista. There are times when I’m standing in line at my local coffee shop and I feel that dull pang of jealousy while I watch the busy bees behind the espresso bar slam pitchers and gallons of milk around with purpose and gusto, trading jokes and stiletto-sharp snark that only they can hear over the whoosh and screech of the steam wands

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