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Name: Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart (@brokeassstuart)
Neighborhood: I call it The Smission. I'm right on the SOMA/Mission border. I guess technically I'm in SOMA by a block. This means I'm a grown-up now since I no longer live in the Mission (**Whispers** I'm not really a grownup)
Gig: That's certainly the question isn't it? I'm a freelance writer (The Bold Italic, 7x7, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, etc.) an author (buy my most recent book!), a TV host, and a party thrower. Plus I bartend because being a writer doesn't really pay very well.
What's your favorite place to pick up women?: Pretty much any place but a bar. Most of the time people are either too guarded or too drunk in bars. It's so much nicer meeting women in places where there's not a hundred drunk idiots slobbering on them. I met my first love on the 71 bus, and my second one at Power to the Peaceful in Golden Gate Park. Luckily I'm pretty gregarious so I meet people fairly easily.
Where's your go-to date place? I often bring women to Spec's on a first date. It's a good litmus test. If they don't dig Spec's, they probably don't like lots of things that are awesome.
Where would you have your last meal on earth?: That's a tough one! Am I allowed to say something that's not in SF (SF food snobs just shit their pants when I said that huh?)? There's a Vietnamese place in San Diego called Phong Trang that basically fries a whole lobster and then puts it in what I call Magic Sauce. It's pretty spectacular. I've always said it was my death row meal, so let's go with that.
Who's your favorite quintessential local character?: Frank Chu, the 12 Galaxies guy. I love his dedication to trying to warn us about whatever the fuck is happening with the 12 Galaxies. Every time I see him I say, "Give 'em hell Frank!" You should too. It should be a thing that we all do.
What would you change about SF?: I'd make it so that the rents weren't so ridiculous and all the good people that have helped make San Francisco the amazing place that it is, weren't being shaken out by greedy landlords. I'd also want there to be a solution to our homeless problem. My heart breaks every day in this city when I see the broken people who live on the street.
What are you up to these days?: Lately I've been doing some really cool events. I'm doing a weekly Wednesday happy hour called Color Me Badd. It's so amazing! It's '90s slow jams, coloring books, cheap drinks, and free bar food! There's nothing like watching someone color in a page from a Ninja Turtles book while signing along to "I'll make love to you" by Boyz II Men.
I'm also doing a monthly party called Freaky-Deaky Friday. It's the fourth Friday of the month and it's a costume box party! We have free sandwiches from Ike's, kick ass dance tunes, and a box full of costumes you can put on. You don't have to wear one if you don't want to, but you can also pick the best shit out of your costume box at home and wear it to the party.
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