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23 Aug 2018

A Huge List Of Things To Do If You’re Not Going To Burning Man 2018

Your friends’ Burning Man posts are already fricking relentless on Facebook, and you’re that sad-sack who’s not going. Well don’t trip! Turns out San Francisco and Oakland bars and stores are still open regular hours during Burning Man, and tons of wack events are scheduled in the Bay Area from

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22 Jul 2016

Quirky & Unique Travel Methods That are Trending Right Now

What does the word travel mean to you?  Do you picture a road trip across your home country, or climbing onto an airplane as you head into parts unknown? For many people, travel means overcrowded flights, well known landmarks, and overpriced hotels in the biggest cities around the world, but

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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19 Aug 2015

Off Menu Scoop: Alembic is Changing Chefs!

Restaurants are in a perpetual state of flux. A dishwasher at Gracias Madre is caught smuggling quinoa back to the Bolivian farmers who originally produced it and is shown his walking papers; a pastry chef and assistant manager at Gary Danko, nude except for a couple of heavy parkas, are interrupted in the walk-in freezer mid-coitus, white powder rimming their quivering nostrils.

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09 Dec 2012

Go Cheap Street with Go Streatery…

When December’s cloudy coldness is nipping at your nips, the last thing that conjures up in your mind is sitting on a curb in a suburban retail shopping plaza to roam from food truck to food truck. When I saw Go Streatery’s menu options online, I immediately strutted down to

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27 Aug 2012

FiveTenBurger: No Deal At The Five and Dime…

It saddens me when there’s a cult following belonging to infamous films, literature, artworks or even automobiles and I can’t seem to jump on the bandwagon. I ask myself, “Self, what is it about this that you don’t like? And if there are hundreds of people out there who do

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20 Aug 2012

American Splendor in Pacific Puffs…

I’ve been known to fancy films that are dark. Dark humor, yes. But, also those that have a dark cast to their cinematography from the natural surroundings of the locations, or the usage of digital color correction that gave O Brother, Where Art Thou?  its sepia-tinted tones that gave the viewer

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16 Aug 2012

The Alamo Square Flea Market this Saturday

Is your broke-ass burning to score some  treasures on the cheap? This Saturday, August 18, 2012, you’re in luck! The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association (ASNA) presents the 29th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market. The Alamo Square Flea Market features great antiques, estate pieces, and handmade items. Check out vintage items,

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07 Aug 2012

Susie Q’s Lunchbox: Cheap homage to Louisiana…

I’m sure when Louisiana-born Dale Hawkins wrote Susie Q in 1957, the last thing he thought it would spark was a Nola, Louisiana food truck (with a name that literally gives new meaning to the word food porn: Susie Q’s lunchbox, indeed) that sat in a parking lot in the

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