Archive for November, 2010

you better not cry…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I could go on-n-on and wax prosaic with jingles, and bells, and ho-ho-ho’s, and pagan myths, and commercialization, and consumerism.. but I am sure that’s not what you want to hear. So here, I am to let you know that it’s all true, it will happen again, and the shiny pointy already dead tree in the Union Square is a sure sign that…

 The VI Annual Bad Santa Pub Crawl is headed for you!

It will commence on December 10, 2010 as early as 4:32 PM directly from 83 Proof (83 First Street).  So go ahead, shake wrinkles and bit off your red trousers and wash that Santa hat this weekend, and call up your friends, and be prepared, and we will see you there!

I know you are all excited and want to hear more. Hold it! The specially formed Puff’n’sip Pub Crawl Committee is working out all the details and will be back to you shortly.

We’ll have times, places, and charities mapped out for you. We will be offering get ups and disguises for a moderate price to benefit those who should be benefited.  We’ll be singing traditional songs with not-so traditional gusto. We will have great time! You just need to show up.

Lotsa love, 

Bad Santa Pub Crawl Committee.

in stepping up efforts…

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Towards world domination, today’s Puff’n’sip will attempt to compress the time-space continuum into a tight little ball where the difference between East and West continental United States will become just a beverage of choice. We will proceed to further subdue reality by executing precise synchronous drinking between CLT and SFO. It might  feel strange at first – slightly dizzy and even a tingly in extremities – but once you let go of preconceived notions, it will feel like flying… Again. And yes, beer definitely helps.

Here is what you want to do to taste this awesome power – join us! Today’s, November 17, 2010 Puff’n’sip – and do pay close attention here, since you do not want to mix up the recipe and wake up in a wrong place – will kick off at precisely

5:12 PM EST @ Dandelion Market, 118 W 5th St. (@ N Church)

and proceed @

8:01 PM EST to Connolly’s on Fifth, 115 East 5th Street (@ S Tryon)

while synchronously attending @

5:01 PM PST to 83 Proof, 83 First St. (@ Mission)

and continuing with new found powers, and on your own choice @

9:34 PM EST/6:34 PM PST to Cutters, 100 West Trade Street (@ N. Church)

or Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)

Lost? Confused? Answers here

Lots of love,

Big Red.

Yes, PnS is tonight

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I enjoy spamming. That’s why I’m taking this opportunity to clarify the previous “Puff-n-Sip Functional Friday” post.

Today is like Friday. Because tomorrow is a holiday.

But “Puff-n-Sip Functional Friday” is tonight, Wednesday November 10th!

And don’t forget to reserve Friday, December 10th for the 6th Annual Bad Santa Pub Crawl.


Puff-n-Sip Functional Friday

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

A holiday tomorrow, and daylight savings time last Sunday. My internal clock is spinning. No wait, it gets worse. Today is Puff-n-Sip, which is normally in the middle of the week, but because of the holiday, it’s functionally a Friday Puff-n-Sip. And you know what we do on Friday Puff-n-Sip events?

Veterans Day PnS Pub Crawl
4:30PM-ish Irish Times Bar at Sansome and Sacramento
7PM Bamboo Hut, Broadway between Kearny and Montgomery
9PM 15 Romolo, just follow the group across the street

Special appearance tonight by BigRed and Yung Zhang. Also, it’s Darin Woon’s b-day, so buy him a shot.


Puff-n-Sip – Giants Parade Edition

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Greetings Puff-n-Sip! Sorry for the late email. Stas is in NY, and I’ve been trapped in the crowds on market street all day. Did anyone happen to notice those hordes of black and orange today? Hey, I luv Giants fans like I luv oxygen, but … please, stay away from my favorite bars!

Due to the inclement crowds, we’ve got what we are going to call our “Plan A” and “Plan B.” Please carefully follow these instructions:

  • Plan A – 5:07PM at Perry’s at 155 Steuart Street, between Mission and Howard
  • Plan B – 5:10PM Ozumo almost next door (161 Steuart), but only if Perry’s is too crowded, or you hate Perrys

Then we skip and hop over to Cigar Bar (850 Montgomery Street) around 7:30PM, … unless you hate the Cigar Bar.

Let’s go, … Giants.