Saturday, March 5, 2011

2.8 miles in Potrero

Why did I wait so long to walk the Potrero neighborhood?

This place is awesome!
Sure, it has an industrial grime, but what neighborhood doesn't?

(Okay, fine. Pacific Heights doesn't.)

But the grime is worth looking past because this neighborhood is home to some really fun bars...

...and music venues.

It is also home to the coolest pet store in San Francisco, Pawtrero.  Even if you don't own a dog, you should stop in and take a look around.  They have old-timey jars of pig tracheas and elk antlers!

Oh, and Potrero is also home to the Guardian newspaper...

...and the Technique Restaurant. This is a Le Cordon Bleu restaurant where the food preparation and service are conducted entirely by students under a teacher's direction.  The place looks pretty swanky, but the menu prices aren't too bad.  I'd like to hear from someone who has eaten here before.

Last, but certainly not least, this neighborhood is home to the most excellent place on earth: Whole Foods Market.  And I must declare that after shopping in every Whole Foods in San Francisco, hands down, this location has the most comprehensive gluten free offering.  I did some serious damage in there after my walk. 

Note to self: don't shop for food after walking three miles.

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