With “HotSpots”, Lyft continues to find ways to make their car sharing service less-expensive and more accessible. Continue reading “Lyft Hotspots: “Drive Happy” with $5 rides in San Francisco”
I’ve stayed in dozens of cheap hotels/motels in my life; a line-up of Motel 6s, Econo Lodges and America’s Best Value Inns to keep the cost of accommodations low on vacations. Continue reading “Here’s 9 reasons you should choose to stay at the Bay Bridge Inn in San Francisco”
I’m a big fan of the Geeked Up t-shirts that the NBA puts out from time to time. Continue reading “NBA releases ‘Geeked Up’ Golden State Warriors championship t-shirt”
My mom has lived in San Francisco for over five years. Despite her being in Chinatown every single day of the week and somewhat outgoing personality, she still struggles to find like-minded Chinese friends in the city. Continue reading “How I used Meetup.com to find friends for my Chinese mom”
Even though I found The Bold Italic of the last couple years annoying, I never wanted them to shut down as the online magazine announced today in a short post: Continue reading “R.I.P. ‘The Bold Italic’ closes up shop, ceases publication”
Here’s another point for New York City in the “San Francisco vs. New York” debate. The Department of Motor Vehicles in New York is approximately 5x better than San Francisco’s. Continue reading “New York vs. San Francisco: No contest when it comes to the DMV”
Taqueria Cancún has the best tacos in San Francisco. Continue reading “San Francisco Favorite: Taqueria Cancún’s super tacos!”
Despite San Francisco being the second-densest city in the United States after New York – it always feels empty when compared to New York City. Continue reading “New York vs. San Francisco: The population density between the two densest cities in the United States”
It’s been more than two weeks and I still haven’t forgotten that idiot San Francisco tour guide that spewed out hateful comments during the Chinatown portion of her bus tour. Continue reading “Fuck Chinatown? Why don’t we know the San Francisco racist tour guide’s name yet?”
Vegetable pakora is a battered vegetable appetizer found on Indian/Pakistani menus. Continue reading “The Best Vegetable Pakora in San Francisco is at Red Chili in the Tenderloin”
I just spent three nights at the Good Hotel. This review is going to write itself. Continue reading “The aptly-named ‘Good Hotel’ isn’t great nor terrible”
As I was listing out recommendations for friends visiting San Francisco, I remembered that they enjoyed coffee, so I included some of the bigger name artisan cafes in the city. Of course that list included the Blue Bottle Continue reading “Where was the first Blue Bottle Coffee Co. location?”
When I first arrived on Valencia and McCoppin St. in 2005, the area wasn’t as developed as it is now. In the last decade plus, the Mission district has been booming and continues pushing north into the area Continue reading “Valmar convenience store wants 2AM liquor license”
The Mosser Hotel Review
Based on location, customer service, amenities, and a lower pricepoint, The Mosser puts up a strong challenge to The Donatello as my favorite* hotel in San Francisco. Continue reading “The Mosser Hotel Review”
The author, Valerie Luu, wrote Continue reading “The Fashion Stylingz of San Francisco’s Chinatown”
I know that a good chuck of the 14 of you that read this blog will be shocked and appalled by this post, but I feel strongly about this: Sarah Slocum has a really punchable face. Continue reading “Sarah Slocum has a punchable face with or without Google Glass”
Are you holding out hope that the Castro will someday pull itself out of the early 1990’s? That maybe one day, San Francisco’s historically gay district will grow up and won’t be as tacky and unfortunately campy as it has been the last decade plus? Continue reading “Rainbows! Castro to remain tacky as fuck”
Here’s an image showing the corner of northeast corner of Market St. and Gough St. in my neighborhood. The first image is from 1889, the second one is present day/recent.
Being new to New York, I am being constantly asked to compare New York with San Francisco. However, being just four months into it, I always reply with some version of “You can’t really compare the two”.
That said, there are some things I miss about San Francisco; my mom, my friends and the weather (sometimes) being three easy answers. And though it’s early, I can confidently say that I miss being in the atmosphere of change that technology brings to the Bay Area.
Technology has made San Francisco into testing ground for new ways of getting old things done; it has allowed easier access to relevant information and has forced more-traditional industries to re-examine how they’ve been doing business.
If you spend more than a couple days in San Francisco, that is most apparent in the number of transportation choices you have. Continue reading “Getting Around: San Francisco’s Diverse Transportation Options”