Gold Dust Lounge Offering Free Drinks to Abandoned Alcatraz Tourists

Christopher Victorio
This is about as close as you'll get to Alcatraz -- for awhile

No one's going to prison in the bay today.

With day one of the federal government shutdown in effect, many tourists are having to rework their plans -- no trips to Muir Woods, forget Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and that ticket to Alcatraz? It's no good.

But there's a place Alcatraz ticket holders can add their itinerary -- the Gold Dust Lounge. Tourists can drown their sorrows of not being able to get on the rock with a free drink at the Gold Dust Lounge.

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Win a Chance to Nosh on Sergio Romo's "It Only Tastes Illegal" Chocolate Flavor Ice Cream

Tonight, Three Twins ice cream is launching the long-awaited new Mexican Chocolate flavor inspired by Giants' pitcher Sergio Romo, who's made his share of statements, both fashionably and politically, over immigration reform.

Last year, at the World Series parade, Romo caught his fair share of attention sporting his "I just Look Illegal" t-shirt. Not only did he make headlines with that shirt, but the NorCal-based Three Twins Ice Cream decided it was the perfect tagline for a Mexican chocolate flavor treat. And thus "It Just tastes Illegal" was created.

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Bay Area Resident Puts Ad on Craigslist Looking for Someone to Eat His Leftover Pizza

Categories: Food, Free Stuff

This morning, the Chronicle ran a instructive article giving readers tips on how to stop wasting so much food. According to the report, some 40 percent of the food in the United States goes to waste while Americans throw away an average of 20 pounds of food per month.

But not this Bay Area person who last night decided to post his/her leftover BBQ Chicken pizza from Papa John's on Craigslist for any hungry takers. A reader sent us the ad, perhaps assuming reporters are always in the market for free food.

If you don't believe us, read for yourself:

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Did You Lose Your Mouthguard in the Financial District?

Categories: FYI, Free Stuff

Ari Spanier
It's free!

If so, this is probably yours because who else would drop their mouthguard on the corner of Bush and Montgomery streets and leave it there? We're guessing it was on your way to the dentist, or maybe you lost it en route home from getting your teeth/mouthguard professionally cleaned? If that's the case, it's probably not that dirty yet, and it's not like we found it in the Tenderloin.

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Did You Lose Your Dog? Now There's an App That'll Reunite Man and His Best Friend

Finding Rover
It was fun while it lasted, wasn't it Rover?
If there's two things San Franciscans cherish, it's their dogs and their gadgets.

So it makes sense that the canine-loving creatives types in the city would come up with an app to help owners locate their lost pups. Today, Animal Care & Control announced a new (and free) app dubbed Finding Rover, which relies on facial recognition technology to help connect dogs and their owners in real-time. (Sorry cat people, you will have to wait your turn, as the app doesn't apply to felines just yet).

Suddenly facial recognition technology doesn't seem so creepy after all, huh?

See Also: 5 Reasons It's Better To Have A Dog Than A Kid

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Tax Day Is Here, Go Get All Your Free Crap While Hating on the 1 Percent

Categories: Free Stuff

When it's free
We can't really blame you for spending the weekend hiking or drinking in the sun instead of indoors crunching numbers for your taxes -- that's what accountants are for, right? But sadly, your fun in the sun has come to an end, and so has your time to procrastinate paying the government.

Fortunately, for your dawdlers, some local post offices are going to stay open late (being paid by our taxes) to assist all of you who can't seem to get their shit together before Tax Day.

The sooner you file away, then sooner you can start collecting your rewards, which includes free fries and a massage.

See Also: Trojan Makes Doing Taxes Pleasurable

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Get Off Your Lazy Round Rump and Walk to Work Today

Financial District hotshot walks to work today
If you've been feeling kinda fat and lazy as of late, then today is your day. Not only is it Friday (the last day of the week that you'll have to wait until 5 p.m. to start Happy Hour), but it's also Walk to Work Day, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Today, San Francisco will be the first city in the nation to officially celebrate Walk to Work Day where our city leaders, including Mayor Ed Lee, and hopefully you, will abandon your car, bike, and bus ride and make your way to work with the greenest mode of transportation out there -- your two legs.

And yes, free java is involved.

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Trojan Makes Doing Taxes Pleasurable, Doles out Free Vibrators for Tax Day

Tax Day is coming, and you should, too
If you're looking for a good reason to get your taxes done this year -- other than getting screwed by the IRS -- here's something that might stimulate you.

On Friday April 12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Trojan will be handing out free vibrators at The Box in the  seedy heart of SOMA. Finally, a way to make doing taxes enjoyable.
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Here's How to Keep Your Badly Behaved Pup From Making It Onto

Of course you were stoked to find the adorable pup with a bow around its neck under your Christmas tree. But as the New Year kicks in (and it has kicked pretty hard), so does the reality of owning a new pet.

That reality comes in the form of dog shit on your carpet and a cat that's clawing away at your new sofa as you read this.

So what do you do? Don't take the pet back -- that would make you a horrible person.

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Muni Celebrates Its 100th Birthday With Free Rides

Courtesy of Muni
The poster is for sale, by the way
You might not like Muni but maybe you like free stuff. If you do like riding Muni and you just so happen to love getting free things, then today is your day.

In honor of its 100th birthday, cash-strapped Muni is forgoing its need for, well, cash and doling out free rides to all passengers until 5 a.m. on Saturday.

That's kinda like losing your job and your home, then buying a round of drinks for everyone at the bar.

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