Archive for January, 2009

HEADS UP – Check me out!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

“Why?”, you ask. Cuz some things require preparation and ahead of time planning, some people just can’t do it any other way, and Wednesday morning (or afternoon as it may be) email is “too late”.. I’ve heard enough of that so – plan this:

February 6 @ Beale Street —  Happy Hour @ CD Release Party by Useless Desires band. BR will be doing some stage guest performing. Real cool.

February 20 @ The Russian Cultural CenterThe Annual Russian Festival. Way cool! The festival goes on for 3 days — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Friday is 2 for 1 entry!


4 glorious years and the birthday gala…

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I could spend days and days recounting all the wonderful moments we’ve shared, and one day I will, but today is all about tomorrow. Yes, we’ve done well for the local economy, local charities, and ourselves, but we can do better. Yes we can!

And this week’s Puff’n’sip is not just a birthday gala, it’s a festival of future and hope. And we’ve planned a few things for you to keep the ball rolling:

The 4th Anniversary of Puff’n’sip will commence on January 21, 2009 promptly @

5:48 PM @ Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@Jackson)

We will have fun and things, including Puff’n’holdem and Liar’s Dice, and a special appearance of ever-crowd-pleasing

Porkchop Express @ 6:57 PM

All proceeds from Puff’n’holdem and Liar’s Dice will benefit a local charity — see more details below. You don’t have to play to donate. All contributions will be greatly appreciated.

More on Puff’n’holdem Rules
It’s Texas Hold’em, and $20 gets you a seat at the table.
It is a tournament, so you can buy in at any time. Almost.
There will be some obsessively competitive players, but no in-depth knowledge required.
All winnings go to the charity below in the name of the winner.

Liar’s Dice Rules
It’s a dice game, players use sets of dice and cups. $1 to stay, but we might increase the stake.
You can buy in any time as long as there are seats available.
All winnings go to the charity below.

Charity Below
All proceeds from Puff’n’sip will benefit Tenderloin Neighborhood Development, the community group that provides support, after-school programs, and educational enrichment for local kids. The group has been working in Tenderloin since 1981.

Hope to see you all at the gala!

Lotsa love,
Big Red.

Four years in the making

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

That’s correct! It has been four very busy and exciting years.  We had some reeeeeal good times… And there is much more coming!

But to celebrate the 4th birthday, we will have a very special Puff’n'sip next week.

January 21, 2009 @ Cigar Bar & Grill @ 6 PM

Featuring unforgettable performance by Pork Chop Express!

As well as a poker session with Puff’n'holdem and Liars Dice competition.

See you there!