Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mission Sunday

My favorite neighborhood in the city...the mission. A laid-back weekend for me has to include perusing many of the shops and food found there.  One of the best areas is Valencia St.  The street is filled with amazing boutiques, used bookstores, bike shops (including newly paved streets, bike lanes and more recently installed bike parking) and delicious food.

Though, I could spend entire posts talking about my love for TherapyDog-Eared BooksPaxton Gate and Valencia Cyclery, tonight was all about eating.  One new fabulous place is Grub.  A more recent addition to Valencia, it's specialty (at least in my mind) is their mac and cheese bar (mine included lobster, truffle oil and broccoli)   This was only my second visit today, but it was delish!

After dinner, it was time for dessert at one of my personal favorites, Mission Pie.  This is a great local pie shop where all of the ingredients are grown on a nearby farm.  Even better, the for-profit business offers  opportunities for local youth to learn about farming and business practices, including making the pies and running the shop.  Oh, not to mention, their fresh, organic pies and coffees, this is a great local SF business.  Today's special...mixed berry pie with whipped cream, YUM!

Mixed Berry Pie with whipped cream

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