Dogpatch Neighborhood Guide, An Insider’s Tour

Wonderful natural light and high ceilings sold local photographer Corey on his Dogpatch studio space 20 years ago. Located just south of the ballpark, the expansive, industrial space features a full kitchen, retouching boutique, San Francisco Bay views, and easy access to all the new restaurants and shops in this up-and-coming ‘hood. Here, we chatted with Corey about his favorite area hot spots to get his Dogpatch neighborhood guide.

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When did you move into the ‘hood and what do you love about it?

I moved into my space back in 1994. I loved that there is lots of open space.

Favorite spot in the neighborhood and what do you order?

I always head over to Piccino Cafe. They’ve got a nice wine list and ambiance. I like to order the bianco (white) pizza.

Dogpatch Neighborhood Guide

Two party-goers enjoying the views from Corey’s studio

Best place to take a 10-minute walk:

18th Street overpass.

Favorite hidden gem:

La Fromagerie Cheese Shop offers more than 50 types of cheeses from France, Spain, Italy, the U.S., and Switzerland. You can also find selected wines, and a variety of charcuterie. I also enjoy Olivier’s Butchery for high-end meats, poultry, and gourmet sausage.

Best spot for an after work drink:

Serpentine is a wonderful little spot. I like to sit in one of the comfy booths and order one of their fish dishes — all are fantastic. They also do excellent soups.

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Grab a scoop at Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous

Favorite meeting space/coffee break spot:

Mr & Mrs. Miscellaneous. They specialize in creative and delicious ice cream flavors. I suggest ordering the Earl Grey or beer ice cream.

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