Category Archives: Drinks

My Top 10 Favorite Bars

The continuing gentrification of San Francisco recently claimed another victim, one that’s near and dear to my heart: The Elbo Room, a longtime dive bar and music venue on Valencia Street in the Mission, will be closing, as the owners … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Places: Finnerty’s

I have gotten to spend most of my life in New York and San Francisco, which I consider to be the two coolest cities in America. (I love New Orleans too, but I can’t move there–I wouldn’t survive six months.) … Continue reading

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An Event I’m REALLY Bummed to Be Missing: The Russian River Beer Revival

Guerneville is a small, homey resort town nestled in the redwood forests of Sonoma County, just a few miles from the ocean. The town is known for its laid back, hippie-ish vibe and for being a getaway spot for gay … Continue reading

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On the Kindness and Compassion of New Yorkers

That is not a sarcastic title. Here’s the thing: New York City is an incredibly difficult place to live. The pace is fast, everyone is competitive, everything is expensive. This City will never hesitate to kick you, whether you’re up … Continue reading

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My Final Meal on Death Row

I have a few favorite questions I love to ask people I’m getting to know, or to argue about with friends. I like to call these my “stock questions.” My favorite, of course, is: Which ten albums would you take … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Places: City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe

Let me tell you about my favorite way to spend an afternoon in San Francisco: I walk up the easy slope of Columbus Ave, starting at the base of the Transamerica Pyramid, passing the copper green flatiron building owned by … Continue reading

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Gone to Look for America: An Epic Road Trip (Part 8)

Previous Posts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Day 15: Whiskeylandia I got up early on Tuesday, needing to get to Frankfort, Kentucky by 2 p.m., a three-and-a-half hour drive that also … Continue reading

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