The Weeknighter

11 May 2016

The Page: Where Nobody Really Ever Has to Grow-Up

This originally appeared in my Weeknighter column for 7×7. The evening started at the Hapa Ramen pop-up on Lower Haight. My plan was to get my grub on and then eventually make my way to The Showdown for some booty shaking. But as so often happens in this fine city of ours, you set

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07 May 2016

I Once Fell in Love at the Lone Palm

Somewhere there’s a photo of me and my ex-girlfriend in which she’s sitting on my lap and we’re very obviously in love. We’d just started dating, probably hadn’t even slept together, and you can tell just by the way we’re wrapped around one another that the brain chemicals which make you fall in love are absolutely fucking exploding in our heads.

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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25 Apr 2016

Columbus Cafe: Where Rapscallions Have Been Drinking Since 1936

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! This originally appeared in my Weeknighter column for 7×7 The first time I went to Columbus Café was with a con artist named Nelson. Well, at least that’s what he said his name was.

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03 Apr 2016

Drunk Time Traveling with You at the Gold Cane

Sometimes I wish I could become unstuck in time, you know in a Vonnegutian sense, and pop back into my own body at different times of my life. I’d love to once again see and feel who I was when I first visited the Gold Cane.

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24 Feb 2016

Lefty O’Doul’s is One of the Last Tastes of Old San Francisco

This originally appeared in my Weeknighter column for 7×7.  I still mourn the loss of the old Gold Dust Lounge. Every time I walk by the building I flip it off, knowing that an amazing piece of SF history was sacked so that Express could put in an escalator or dressing room or

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18 Jan 2016

Top of the Mark: Where All of SF’s Ghost Still Live

This originally appeared in my Weeknighter column for 7×7.  When you’ve lived in San Francisco long enough, your personal history becomes a residue on every block you pass. Over there is the restaurant you worked in when you first moved to The City. Around the corner is the bar you spent too

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15 Jan 2016

Vesuvio: Attracting Weird Motherfuckers Since 1948

North Beach has a certain magic to it. The neon lights and the strip show barkers blend with the San Francisco night and the smell of garlic, creating something old school and current, ancient and timely.

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14 Jan 2016

You May Meet the Love of Your Life at Edinburgh Castle

A great bar is more than just a place to drink. It’s a secondary character in stories of romance, regret, radiance, and redemption that transpire nightly throughout every town in the world.The Edinburgh Castle is one of these great bars.

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