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Dining, Distillations Virgil's Sea Room: The Discreet Charm of the Creative Class

Virgil's Sea Room: The Discreet Charm of the Creative Class

"I came to San Francisco because I was interested in art and politics," Jeremy says. We're sitting in comfy chairs in Virgil's Sea Room, in the Mission. I'm sipping on a whiskey and ginger beer drink named after Warren Hellman.…
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News, Your Humble Narrator Last Call for Know-It-Alls: The Departure of a  Classic Specimen of Old-San Francisco Bon Vivantery

Last Call for Know-It-Alls: The Departure of a Classic Specimen of Old-San Francisco Bon Vivantery

An ever-present, chilled glass of Ancient Age bourbon awaits Harold "H." Brown in his 96-square-foot room in the Tenderloin. A pair of "guard chihuahuas" loudly monitor the mounds of detritus spilling out of a neighboring room and piling up in…
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SF Weekly Letters

Revisiting a Sad Yet Important Story A mother's appreciation: Accolades to SF Weekly staff writer Albert Samaha for his beautifully written article about the shocking death of my son, Dylan Yount, in Hallidie Plaza, San Francisco, on…
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News, The Snitch Board of Supervisors: Get Used to Muddle in the Middle

Board of Supervisors: Get Used to Muddle in the Middle

By this time next week, barring an event recalling a Strom Thurmond phone book-reading filibuster, San Francisco will have a newly minted Board of Supervisors president.Incumbent David Chiu is in a solid position, but others, including Scott Wiener, are making…
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Dining, SFoodie Chris Daly's Buck Tavern to Close at End of Month

Chris Daly's Buck Tavern to Close at End of Month

Staff writer Joe Eskenazi over on The Snitch has the details on the closing of the Buck Tavern, the mid-Market watering hole run by former city supervisor Chris Daly. The bar will shut down for good on October 31, but…
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News, The Snitch Buck Tavern: Bar Loses Lease and Chris Daly Says "We've Reached the End of Our Journey"

Buck Tavern: Bar Loses Lease and Chris Daly Says "We've Reached the End of Our Journey"

The most important thing is, you've got to wear "nautical attire." Former supervisor Chris Daly confirmed that, come month's end, he'll also be a former bar owner. The lease for the Buck Tavern at 1655 Market expires on Oct. 31, and Daly…
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News, The Snitch London Breed's F-Bomb Fallout

London Breed's F-Bomb Fallout

If Supervisor Chris Daly has taught us anything about San Francisco, it's that we really don't give a fuck how bad a potty mouth our city leaders have. But for some (political) reason, District 5 supervisor candidate London Breed's profanity-laced…
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News, The Snitch Dropping the F-Bomb Around the Office Can Really Screw You at Work

Dropping the F-Bomb Around the Office Can Really Screw You at Work

Well, shit. A survey just came out informing Americans that having a foul mouth around the office can really fuck up your career.  According to CareerBuilder, 57 percent of bosses who hear their employees curse say they're less likely to…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly Goes to Work for SEIU

Chris Daly Goes to Work for SEIU

Critics and supporters alike of Chris Daly can smile and state the former supe now works for Big Labor -- officially. An article in the Guardian feted Daly's recent appointment as the SEIU Local 1021 interim political director as a…
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News, Feature Progressively Worse: The Tumultuous Rise and Acrimonious Fall of the City's Left

Progressively Worse: The Tumultuous Rise and Acrimonious Fall of the City's Left

Illustration by Andrew J. Nilsen Chris Daly was belittling his allies. His disgust was palpable. That could have been any Tuesday at City Hall, but moments later the lame duck supervisor would utter the words that serve as the…
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News, The Snitch "Let Ed Be" Facebook Page Created Asking You to Leave the Mayor Alone

"Let Ed Be" Facebook Page Created Asking You to Leave the Mayor Alone

Just today, the Run, Ed, Run Web site went live as part of the far-fetched effort to get Mayor Ed Lee to run for the city's chief executive position in November. But there is also a lighter effort taking shape…
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News, The Snitch So Long, Gavin Newsom

So Long, Gavin Newsom

It doesn't come as a surprise that Gavin Newsom, who made every effort to get out of San Francisco short of mailing himself to parts unknown, is leaving town. What's unexpected is he couldn't come up with a better excuse.…
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Music, All Shook Down Bouncer: Chris Daly's Buck Tavern Is Like a Boring Cheers

Bouncer: Chris Daly's Buck Tavern Is Like a Boring Cheers

From this week's Bouncer column: My friend Audra has a theory that the shortest route to madness is buying a club or bar. She says that she has seen good, sane people go batshit in a span of months after…
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Music, Bouncer Chris Daly's Buck Tavern Is Like a Boring Cheers

Chris Daly's Buck Tavern Is Like a Boring Cheers

My friend Audra has a theory that the shortest route to madness is buying a club or bar. She says that she has seen good, sane people go batshit in a span of months after diving into their dream of…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly Cited for Failing to Shout at Smokers

Chris Daly Cited for Failing to Shout at Smokers

In his recently concluded tenure as a public servant, Chris Daly was not one to avoid high-decibel, oft-profane outbursts directed at the public he served. In his current iteration as a barkeep, Daly has been loath to spew vitriol at…
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News, The Snitch John Avalos: "I'm Running for Mayor"

John Avalos: "I'm Running for Mayor"

Supervisor John Avalos said today he is definitely running for San Francisco mayor.Avalos, the true-blue progressive who represents the Mission and Excelsior neighborhoods, says he and his wife will go to the Department of Elections at 4 p.m. to sign…
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News, The Snitch John Avalos: Will He Run for S.F. Mayor?

John Avalos: Will He Run for S.F. Mayor?

Not too long ago Supervisor John Avalos said, verbatim, that he was not running for mayor of San Francisco. Suddenly, in the last week, the District 11 supe has changed his tune and surprised people with talk -- serious talk…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly Says It Will Be on Like Donkey Kong Soon

Chris Daly Says It Will Be on Like Donkey Kong Soon

While perusing Facebook, SF Weekly couldn't help but catch a glimpse of this new photo on former Supervisor Chris Daly's page -- a Photoshop cutout of the fighting Donkey Kong in front of the ex-pol's Buck Tavern bar. Is it…
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News, The Snitch David Chiu Has 'Good Shot' at Mayor, Political Rivals Admit

David Chiu Has 'Good Shot' at Mayor, Political Rivals Admit

As expected, Supervisor David Chiu, the board president who riled progressives when he helped elevate Mayor Ed Lee into his position, says he plans to announce his bid for San Francisco mayor later today.Chiu -- who considers himself progressive --…
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News, The Snitch David Chiu to Jump in Mayoral Race

David Chiu to Jump in Mayoral Race

As expected, Supervisor David Chiu, the board president who riled progressives when he helped elevate Mayor Ed Lee into his position, says he plans to announce his bid for San Francisco mayor later today.Chiu -- who considers himself progressive --…
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