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02 Sep 2014

The Absurdity of Gratuity: Why Our Culture of Unpaid, Tipped Work is Bad for Our Society

Last week, I read a thoughtful article on this site by Jamal Frederick entitled “Tipping While Black- The Struggles of a Black Barman.” I encourage you to read it. It offers keen insight into the racial attitudes and discrepancies characteristic of tipped service work. It also reinforced the strong opinions

Kaetan Mazza - The Broke-Joke-Who-Enjoys-a-Midnight-Toke 3
01 Aug 2014

Why the Service Industry is the Both the Best and Worst Place for Aspiring Artists to Work

The service industry: where dick jokes never get old Living and working in the performing arts usually means I spend more time behind a bar, (or in front of one) then I do on stage, or sitting at a desk writing my masterpiece. In fact you can end up spending

Lachlan Bray - Broke-Ass Bartender 0
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,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
12 Jun 2012

A Scumbag’s Guide to Portland – The Final Chapter

Hi GUYS! It’s been a second. Sorry about the delayed finale to this series, but I’ve been travelling/hungover most days in the past month and I just really didn’t feel like doling out recommendations to you because there’s a part of me that thinks maybe I should clean up my act and calm down and put a halt to this raucous, unstable, indulgent, satanic party of a lifestyle.

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 0
16 Jan 2012

South’s: Where to dump your girlfriend. And have fries!

Visitors, even natives, to the city are constantly searching for the right place for special occasions. Where’s the perfect lighting for a proposal? Which brunch restaurant have children’s menus? Can I get a birthday reservation at that Indian restaurant for Saturday?

Nadine Friedman - Vice President of Snark 0
25 Aug 2011

Cheap-ass Prevention: Restaurant Advice

I don’t mean to make this an angry rant…buuuuuuuuuut…. One of my table I served tonight at work gave me $110 on a $107.09 tab…that’s 3.65percent tip! It took all of my willpower not to throw the money back at them, or snap a sarcastic remark about them needing the $2.91

Paulette Greenhouse - The Penny Pincher 5
05 Jul 2011

In Defense of Low-Status NYC Office Jobs

Though Sue Smith’s case on Brokelyn for being a server in New York restaurants was pretty on the money, I’d argue that sometimes, having a low-status office job can have its advantages as well– especially if you’re a freelance writer who hates physical activity and kids and cleaning gross things

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1
06 Jun 2011

How to Dine out for Less

I like to cook, but I find that it’s occasionally worth it to pay someone else to do it for me. I’m talking about dining out, people, living in style. But those costs can add up, and restaurants trick you into spending more (hey, they’re businesses). Here are some ways

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 0
27 Apr 2011

Le Comptoir: Bottomless Mimosas Within Stumbling Distance

The other weekend I attended the most drunken brunch I’ve possibly ever been to– or if not the drunkest, the most booze consumed at one brunch. There is one place responsible for this. Namely, Le Comptoir in Williamsburg, which is luckily within stumbling distance from pretty much anywhere in that

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0