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22 Jun 2023

The Sparkle & Wit of Elsa Touche: Drag Queen You Should Know

Elsa Touche can bring a room to life with her ever-ready wit and sparkling eyes that are kind enough to let you in on the joke.  She arrived in a cloud of pink ruffles and a touch of Sunset Boulevard.

Vita Hewitt 0
15 Jun 2016

When Gay Nightclubs Act as Safe Spaces for Straight Women

When I heard of the shooting in Orlando my stomach sank. Once again so many innocent people had been the victims of gun violence and a hate crime. Later as I began to process the staggering number of victims, I knew that among the gay men tragically lost, there would likely

Amiee Kushner 0
10 Jul 2024

This Literary Magazine Release Party Will Be Epic!

The Huge Release Party for the Literary Magazine In case you haven’t heard, we just put out an incredible literary magazine called The Dreams I Dreamt: Letters to San Francisco. It’s a gift to San Francisco, where 19 of The City’s best authors and poets – writers with SO many

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
06 Sep 2013

Farewell Widow Norton- The Imperial State Funeral of José Julio Sarria

It was on a cold damp evening, 133 years ago that His Imperial Majesty, Joshua Abraham Norton I entered immortality on the steps of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Chinatown. The city wept in great frenzy and many have kept his devotion in the many years since, one such devotee being

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
22 May 2013

Free Birthday Party for Harvey at the Lookout 05/22

Yep, eighty-three years ago today, Harvey Bernard Milk was born in Woodmere, Long Island, New York.  Although he had a successful career on Wall Street, it wasn’t until he gave it all up to join the hippies and move out to San Francisco, that he found his true happiness and

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
03 Oct 2010

More Cheap All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at The Lookout on Tuesday Nights

I’ll start out with a hypothetical:  It’s a Tuesday afternoon, you’ve been working like a dog all day (or, like me, woke up at 3pm because you work from home and set your own hours) and you’re STARVING.  So starving you stoop to using a cliche over Gchat and tell

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
27 May 2010

Cheap Eats and DJs at Dirty Dishes #4

This Dirty Dishes DJs and Food Carts event at the Lookout has been going on for a couple months now (Christy wrote about it’s second incarnation back in March), but because every month brings a couple new street food dining options for you to sample all under one roof, you’ve

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 0
15 Apr 2010

50¢ Drinks While They Last at the LookOut on Tax Day

Tax day looms on the horizon for a lot of people, but for people in the service industry, its passing is always highly anticipated.  Like giving things up for Lent and making new year resolutions, the months following Christmas and leading up to tax day inspire the average consumer to

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
24 Mar 2010

Dirty Dishes at The Lookout on Thursday Night

So you like street food with your dirty house music?  Lucky for you every fourth Thursday of the month, The Lookout hosts Dirty Dishes, a night devoted to “hot beats, tasty eats and cool peeps.”  While I definitely appreciate some good “indie electro/future bass” DJ action once in a while, and

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0