Showing posts from 2010

World Series starts 10/27--down the street from Dogpatch

Go Giants!! The SF Giants will play just down the street at ATT in their first world series since 2002 against the Texas Rangers. Tickets are still available on stub hub. Fans can ride the T-line tram, bike, or as my husband did for game 4 of the playoffs, walk the short mile to the stadium to watch the show.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Rock SF this weekend

Our favorite free music festival, a gift from Warren Helmann to the city of San Francisco every October, kicks off this afternoon at Golden Gate park. We'll be heading over to the Rooster Stage in Marx Meadow with a blanket and thermos of cocoa, bundled up against the fog, to hear Patty Griffin sing her haunting melodies. The festival--this year is the 10th Aniverssary--continues all weekend long with an amazing roster of guests including my favorites: Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Buddy Miller and Richard Thompson.

Don't Panic--It's Organic!

Ice cream that is! We thought this was the name of our new local, organic, family-run ice cream parlor before they'd hung their sign out front. Actually, the name of the shop is Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous, and the ice cream is in fact organic, as well as home made in all sorts of crazy, scrumptuous flavors like candied violet with sea salt and ball park: anchor steam porter, salted peanuts and chocolate covered pretzles. There are also sweets--also homemade--cookies, nut brittle, macaroons, etc.
The new shop is the talk of the foodie town we live in, but for most people it is a long way to come for a scoop, but for us luck Dogpatch locals, it's right around the corner.

Hrs:Closed TuesM, W-Sat 11:30-8Sun 11:30-5
On 3rd St @ 22nd, SF. Across from Serpentine restaurant & also Hard Knox Cafe

New Local Eatery --Marlowe, a bike-ride away

We checked out Marlowe the other night, a new local restaurant that opened recently, and were really delighted. Located just opposite the CalTrain station at Townsend and 4th streets, we called ahead, and though they are usually booked up, were able to get a table for three last-minute. We drove over, but with more notice could easily take a gentle, flat bike ride along the bay on Terry Francoise bouldevard, then crossed the 4th street bridge to arrive in about 10 minutes.
We LOVED the Brussels Sprout Chips, and the Butchers' Mistress Cocktail, with cava, grapefruit juice and elderberry syrup. Also, the lemon curd souffle was divine. It looked like the burger was a big favorite, from the number of them I saw being sent out of the kitchen.
Even with our 6-year-old, we had great service, and look forward to another meal there.

San Francisco International Film Festival April 22-May 6

I just received the guide to the 53rd SF International Film Festival. There is nothing else like disappearing into this dizzying array of over 300 films from all over the world. I've seen some of my favorite films here in the past, and am still wishing they were available to see again, but alas, distribution of independent films is still elusive, even with instant downloads. Here's the guide Enjoy!

Michael Bauer Botches Top 100 Restaurants

How could anyone miss any of our little gems in Dogpatch when listing of the best 100 restaurants in San Francisco? I know there are a lot of great places to eat so the competition is stiff, however, we certainly have our share of treasures and the lonely map of Potrero Hill is absent of any attention whatsoever. Most notably, Serpentine and Piccino, which rival any market-to-table casual dining spot on the list, with far fewer parking hassels. Perhaps it's better this way, we can keep these secrets to ourselves, but still, Mr. Bauer, take a trip over here and have a bite for yourself.

Sunday Streets 2010 Schedule

The fabulously successful Sunday Streets comes through Dogpatch this year on April 18th and May 23rd!
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can ride, walk, skate or saunter with no cars from Giants Ballpark all the way to the Bayview Opera House.

The New York Times reports on Dogpatch

The New York Times reported on the Doptach neighborhood in Eastern Potrero Hill in March of 2009. Read more about it here: