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daisy barringer

Freelance Writer

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Experienced online content producer and storyteller who excels in finding new and important stories to tell in a way that is compelling and resonates with readers.



Why I'm Trapped in San Francisco

"The very thing that's making me want to take a break from San Francisco is also the thing that's keeping me here. Because, thanks to the influx of tech companies and the resulting record-high rental market, I actually can't move away from San Francisco unless I want to leave forever."

A Love Letter to San Francisco's Fog

I once had an editor of a publication based on the East Coast ask me if I could write an article about what makes summer "summer" in San Francisco. In New York, she explained, summer is when people take trains to the Hamptons, day drink to celebrate half-day Fridays, and plan their weeks around seeing movies/plays/concerts outside.

It's okay. Go ahead and call it Frisco.

I grew up obsessed with Herb Caen's column in the San Francisco Chronicle. That may seem like a strange thing for an 8-year-old to have been reading, but it was on the page before the comics and I liked to earn my laughs.

11 Facts About San Francisco That Are Actually Lies

When people come to visit you in SF (which they always do, because: SF), you inevitably end up dropping knowledge bombs left and right. "Did you know the fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco? By a Japanese guy?", or, "the Golden Gate Bridge was originally supposed to be painted black with yellow stripes".

Food & Restaurants

Eater SF
How San Francisco Is Pioneering the Tip-Free Model

Jennifer Piallat, owner of Cole Valley's Zazie, did away with tipping at the beginning of June. She raised prices 25 percent and gives her entire staff a percentage of the sales as salary. As a result, everyone is eligible for profit sharing, paid maternity/paternity leave, fully-funded health and dental insurance, paid sick leave, and a 401(k) with employer match.

We Ranked the 15 Best Burgers in San Francisco

Food trends will come and go, but there's one thing that will never stop pleasing diners of all ages, and that's the warm sandwich known as a classic hamburger. They're easy to eat (no cutting, just lifting), affordable (ish), and filling, but more than that: they're just damn good.

Eater SF
The Rise of Restaurant Pop-Ups in San Francisco

Opening a restaurant entails a lot of behind-the-scenes work - or, at least it used to. In the last month or so, the chefs behind Wes Burger, Del Popolo, and Junju all announced they are taking their popular pop-ups permanent.

Drinks & Bars

A Drink With San Francisco's Bartender of the Year

There are a few generally agreed-upon qualifications someone must have to be "Bartender of the Year" -- that person has to be good with people, constantly innovating, passionate about what they do, and incredibly knowledgeable about spirits. The bartender should be thoughtful, conceptual, creative, and most of all, they'd better make craveable cocktails that taste really damn good.

The Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

There's a lot to love about San Francisco, but perhaps our favorite aspect of the city is the abundance of great bars, and the fact that we never have to go far to get a good drink.

Sex & Dating

Why Dating in SF Is Different Than Anywhere Else in the Country

For better or (much, much) worse, dating in SF is not like dating in any other city. It just isn't. Whether it's because we're sometimes too laid back or because we have the best date hikes in the entire world, you won't find another place like it to try to find your lobster.

The 9 Guys You'll Date If You Live In San Francisco

You know how sometimes you make a new friend, but it's weeks or months before you learn where he was born? Yeah, that will NEVER happen with a Native San Franciscan. If he's not wearing a T-shirt that actually has "Native" emblazoned across the chest, then he'll be absolutely certain to let you know within five minutes of meeting you.


16 Perfect Road Trips When You Need to Get Out of San Francisco

For the next time you step in some sidewalk poop and think to yourself, "Damn, I could really use an amazing getaway within driving distance of SF right about now," we present this extensive and detailed guide. All of these road trips are under a six-hour drive, with most being around three hours (perfect for a day trip or a relaxing weekend away).

Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Copenhagen

Copenhagen is quickly becoming one of the must-visit destinations in Europe and for good reason: the outstanding food and beer. And, uh, culture and design and stuff. Which means you should definitely book a trip. But wait, where should you eat? And drink? And get cultured, while you're there?

11 Reasons You Need To Plan A Trip To Coastal San Luis Obispo County

If you've never seen the northern elephant seals before, you need to change that immediately. This marine mammal is one of the most extraordinary animals we've ever been around... so much so that when we walked up to the rookery early one rainy morning, we were so overwhelmed with their size, sounds, and overwhelming presence, we actually got teary (in a good way).

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