Episode Summary: Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, TV host, and poet. His work has been published in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, 7×7, and he’s hosted a travel show on IFC. Stuart’s website, brokeassstuart.com, has become one of the premiere arts and culture destinations for San Francisco and New York. On today’s show, he talks about his early days as a travel writer, how he became Broke-Ass Stuart, and what inspired some of his most popular poems and stories. Stuart is also running for Mayor of San Francisco in the upcoming November election. He tells me why he’s running, what his top priority would be once elected, and what neighborhood he’s most confident he’ll carry on election day.
Neighborhood & Favorite Spots: Stuart lives on the border of SOMA and the Mission, a neighborhood he calls the “Smission”. He loves Gaslamp Cafe, which is a coffee shop he often works out of. The Willows is one of his favorite neighborhood bars. Stuart also enjoys shopping at Rainbow Grocery and having a drink at Zeitgeist which is nearby.
If you had to move away, how would you spend your last day in San Francisco? Stuart would get all his favorite people together and have a party at El Rio where everyone would enjoy some BBQ, drinking, and dancing. As for his last meal, this would depend on where he’s moving to. But some possibilities include Loló or a mission burrito.
More Info & Links:
Broke-Ass Stuart Website
Stuart’s Official Mayoral Campaign Website
Love Notes and Other Disasters
Living in San Francisco Means
The Time I Found my Neighbor Dead
Why you Should Fuck a Writer
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