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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Sometimes, one of the more challenging aspects of being The Man Who Came to Dinner is actually getting yourself in -- to dinner. Believe it or not, not every local celebrity is anxious to have yours truly belly up to…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was but a wee boy and my dear old Popa, or some other interested adult, would turn to me and pose this time-honored question, I'll tell you what…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

You know the old saying: All pate and no workout makes The Man Who Came to Dinner a fat-assed boy. So, a few weeks ago, in an effort to reverse the effects of these free weekly meals, I decided to…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Craig for mayor! Maybe you call it Craig's List. Or the List Foundation. Or maybe you're one of the few cybercitizens who've yet to stumble upon this local online phenomenon. In any case, I'm here to tell you that, yes,…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Ever try to stuff an entire In'n'Out Double Double Burger and a full order of those homemade fries (you know, the ones they serve in a towel) along with a whole vanilla milkshake into your mouth at once, while attempting…
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The Man Who Came To Dinner

What the hell was I thinking? Five months writing this column -- that's 20 or so meals -- and it just now occurs to me to have dinner with ... a chef? Hello. And not just any chef, mind you.…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

I'll take Local Politicians for 200, Alex. A: 38. Q: How many phone calls does it take to schedule a dinnertime "interview" with Supervisor Gavin Newsom? Local Politicians for 400: A: Three-and-a-half. Q: Once you actually reach a human being,…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

FADE IN: INT. THE HALLWAY OF A LARGE APARTMENT BUILDING IN SAN FRANCISCO'S MISSION DISTRICT. CLOSE-UP of elevator doors opening to reveal a pair of legs. Camera follows feet out of elevator, around two corners, and down a long hallway…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Thank you, Mistress, may I have another? Thank you, Mistress Anneka, may I please have another? Thank you, Mistress Anneka. May I please have another slice of this delightful manchengo cheese appetizer? Dinner with a professional dominatrix? Well, it's interesting.…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

My family consists of me, a revolving door of housemates, and a motley collection of plants inherited against my will and which I wish someone would come over and water because they apparently seem to be dying. That's not including…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Sometimes I don't want dinner. Not even a free dinner. OK, I always do. But sometimes I'd like my free dinner served in my very own house, curled up in front of the cathode rays watching CNN, MSNBC, or Felicity.…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Everyone has a deep dark secret. Don't they? Something they wish they could talk about but just can't. For me, well ... it's back hair. I know, I know: Some women like it. Right, and some women like bald heads,…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

I'm 31. Thirty-one years, one month, and 27 days at the time of this printing, to be exact. So that's about a year and change since I crossed over into the dreaded black hole that many consider bona fide adulthood.…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

In the course of being wined and dined, The Man Who Came to Dinner strives to uncover new and exciting developments in the gastronomic world. Assuming there's a free meal attached, obviously. For the purpose of these industry-related forays, we…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

With six free meals behind me and the promise of countless more, "The Man Who Came to" dinners stretching into the foreseeable future, I realized that the holidays would be the perfect time to begin repaying my dinner debts. So…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Some people say that The Theater is dying. Some say it's long past dead. Perhaps nowhere could either of these grim prognoses be more difficult to believe than in the unusual home of Tony Taccone. As artistic director of the…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

If the world is right, if the cynics are wrong, and if all things are as they should be, this is the very first food-related column in history to begin with the word ... speculum. Annie Sprinkle's 25-year career has…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner will visit all kinds of interesting people in the Bay Area -- as long as they cook him a meal. Dining with Sarah and Vinnie, of Radio Alice morning show fame, is a bit…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner will visit all kinds of interesting people in the Bay Area -- as long as they cook him a meal. Boo Boo is pissed. A momentary lapse in paw-eye coordination has sent a wave…
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