Dan Bollwinkel

DAN Bollwinkel, a longtime resident of many SF Bay Area zip codes and the city editor of the 2009 NFT guide to San Francisco, holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. Mr. Bollwinkel’s master’s thesis on post-tsunami development and tourism in Thailand was published as a book in the summer of 2010. A freelance journalist, educator and bartender, when Mr. Bollwinkel is not collecting degrees in the humanities, he’s probably on a golf course or plotting anarchy.

10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
What I'm listening to:
     Bon Iver
What I'm reading:
     The Politics of Possibility
What I've just seen:
     Gone Baby Gone
What I believe in:
     the power of a good sandwich, love
What pisses me off:
     Corporate capitalism, ignorance, greed, traffic, hipsters.
What I really think of NFT:
     aren't we all really tourists, after all?
The question I really wanted to answer was:
     Q: Fries, or salad?
    A: fries.
Further contact info:
     http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=572426884 http://www.linkedin.com/in/danbollwinkel
What sanctifies me:
     free golf!

Dan's Photos

Dan's Features
No Collared Shirt Required
No one puts Dan Bollwinkel's golf game in a corner. A self-described anti-golfer, Dan has come to show you that golfing doesn't have to be high-class, tidy or bereft of beer swilling. So, come! Golf with the workingmen, swing with the athletically eccentric. Golf by the projects, downhill, with festive company and a liquor license. Here, you ain't nobody's caddy.

People Soup: Tourist Tourism
Tourists: Graceless, smelly, and reminiscent of an M.C. Escher lithograph. Or so Dan Bollwinkel would have us believe. But that doesn't mean the fools are all bad. After all, they sure know how to pick a pretty bridge to photograph, and they do serve as visual examples of how the other 49 states live. So swallow your pride, and flagrantly violate the eponymous creed of our books and website. Follow the tourists!

Dan's Radars Montclair Farmers Market
Rich People and Fresh Veggies
8/8/2008 Shopping, Oakland (Overview Map) — It's a tiny little farmer's market but it's still pretty cool. Every Sunday the fresh veggie peddler...

El Agavero
Break the Chain
7/31/2008 Restaurants, North Oakland / Emeryville — The folks behind the successful La Pinata restaurants of the East Bay--with locations now surfacing...

Puerto Alegre
Not Too Shabby
7/15/2008 Restaurants, Hayes Valley / The Mission — It's tough to stand out in a neighborhood with such an abundance of cheap, outstanding Mexican food...

Ben 'N Nick's
7/14/2008 Nightlife, North Oakland / Emeryville — No one really knows who Ben and Nick actually are. Or if there ever was a Ben or a Nick, and if so,...

Barclay's Restaurant & Pub
Underground Brew
7/7/2008 Nightlife, North Oakland / Emeryville — Set below the sidewalk on a nondescript stretch of College Ave. near the Rockridge BART station is B...

Submitted Listings

San Francisco
À Côté French inspired small plates, extensive wine list- known for outstanding service.
Battery Spencer Best views of the GG Bridge and the city.
Ben 'N Nick's Neighborhood spot: pub grub, microbrews and cocktails- best crowds on College Ave.
Ben 'N Nick's Classic pub grub with contemporary Cali twists- great specials daily.
Berkeley Marina Sweeping views of the bay, the city and the GG Bridge. Check out the historic and long Berkeley pier.