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14 Oct 2019

What it’s Really Like Being the Door Guy at a Bar

One thing I and many of my peers dislike is the term “Bouncer”. A “Bouncer” is usually (but not always) perceived as a thug who grunts and tosses people out of bars with little or no thought. At the very least, I am NOT that guy. I have over 30 years experience in various security capacities.

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30 Sep 2019

Dosa on Valencia Street is Closing

Dosa’s shuttering is just the latest big restaurant closing announcement in the past few weeks, including Palomino and Miller’s East Coast Deli.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
26 Sep 2019

Palomino Closed Permanently in San Francisco

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM The Embarcadero staple has officially closed, permanently.  A source close to the restaurant told www.brokeassstuart.com, “Palominos went from making $4.5 million annually to maybe scraping $2 million this year. They have been at that location

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
07 Aug 2019

Foods to Stuff Your Face with at Outside Lands 2019

San Francisco’s biggest music festival is coming this weekend and while Paul Simon may be the musical headliner, the food is always a huge draw. This is one of the few times a year you can find some of the best dishes in SF all in one spot, so I’ve scoured the food vendor list to come up with the best picks for the folks in town just for the festival, (or for the SF folks who never leave their own neighborhood).

Amiee Kushner 0
29 Jul 2019

100 Year Old Tosca Cafe is Closing Down

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Back in the day Tosca was part of what I called “The Holy Trinity of San Francisco Bars”. Along with Specs‘ and Vesuvio, Tosca represented the funky old North Beach bohemian scene that was part of

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
21 Jun 2019

Is Sam’s Tavern, the Sporty Sister of Sam’s Grill, 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.

Geri Koeppel 0
07 Jun 2019

Is The Slanted Door Still Worth the Hype?

This is one of those places that’s worth a splurge, but lunch and the abbreviated afternoon bar menu are reasonable and filling—you can actually have lunch with tax and tip for under $25 if you play it right (not including drinks).

Geri Koeppel 0
28 May 2019

Did San Francisco’s Oldest Bar, The Saloon, Actually Burn Down in 1906?

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! The Saloon, in North Beach, is regularly touted as San Francisco’s oldest bar, dating back to 1861. While other bars were started sooner, their original buildings were destroyed during the 1906 earthquake

Sam Devine 0