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What to do between Bi-Rite and Humphrey Slocombe

TXGSD Aug 3, 2012 05:22 PM

I was looking to take a walk from Bi-Rite and Humphrey Slocombe, with a stop for brunch in between at Nombe. Any other food (or otherwise) destinations between them that I should be certain not to miss?

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    boris_qd Aug 3, 2012 07:57 PM

    That's all of the Mission - on of SF's great food neighborhoods. You can start with Tartine and Delfina - but note that you haven't left the Bi-Rite block yet. This could take a while....

    Maybe you could be more specific as to what your interests are?

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      jsaimd Aug 3, 2012 08:07 PM

      Craftsman and Wolves, Dynamo donuts ( bit further), Xanath (vanilla), lots of interesting shops along Valencia if you like that. It isn't a long walk.

      Stop by La Palma and grab some nopales tortillas still warm...mmmm...Wise Son's

      My kids like the custom coke machine at the county hospital...there's no accounting for their taste : ).

      And for what it is worth, I might go the other direction - from HS to Bi-Rite and then you can end up at Dolores park and hang out

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      1. re: jsaimd
        singleguychef Aug 10, 2012 09:58 AM

        I second the suggestion to reverse your route plans, mostly because it sounds like you're going to get ice cream before brunch, so why not start at Humphry Slocombe and get their "Secret Breakfast"? Sounds totally appropriate to me. :) (And from a logistical point of view, you really should start at Dynamo Donuts, grab one of their donuts and take it with you to HS, which is west of Dynamo, just so you don't back track.)

        1. re: singleguychef
          TeacherFoodie Aug 10, 2012 12:15 PM

          I loved the Secret Breakfast flavor. Delicious!

      2. Robert Lauriston Aug 4, 2012 02:47 PM

        Tartine, Hog & Rocks, Mission Chinese Food, La Copa Loca, La Santaneca, Taqueria San Jose

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          indigirl Aug 4, 2012 11:54 PM

          Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous.
          That's a joke; you'd have to drive out of the Mission & come back... but I couldn't resist completing your ice cream triple threat for you :)
          Seriously, I second Tartine.

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          1. re: indigirl
            bbulkow Aug 6, 2012 08:10 AM

            No joke. I sent my parents on that Trio one day, they loved it. M&MM won over the other two, so was worth the extra trip.

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            chezwhitey Aug 5, 2012 10:53 PM

            Try the shaker lemon pie at pig and pie. sensational!

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            1. re: chezwhitey
              TXGSD Aug 6, 2012 03:16 PM

              Thank you for all of the recommendations. Unfortunately, Mr&Mrs will have to wait for another trip. Will definitely need to add in a second walking tour from Hog & Rocks to Pig & Pie.

              1. re: chezwhitey
                grayelf Aug 7, 2012 08:56 AM

                I love lemon desserts, chezwhitey. Can you tell me if their shaker pie is made with "regular" or Meyer?

                1. re: grayelf
                  chezwhitey Aug 9, 2012 05:17 PM

                  I wish I could tell you. That was my first time having a pie with actual slices of lemon. There was certainly a nice sweetness to the lemons but I'm not sure how much of that was due to the preservation process.

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                TeacherFoodie Aug 9, 2012 10:28 AM

                Stop at Knead Patisserie for a pomme d'amour. Delish!

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                  OliverB Aug 9, 2012 10:58 AM

                  HS is overrated imo.

                  I like Bi-Rite WAY more. There's plenty of great taquerias and restaurants along the way. You could stop at Anthony's Cookies, their German chocolate rules! Mission Pie is also nearby...

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                  1. re: OliverB
                    TXGSD Aug 13, 2012 12:29 PM

                    Thank you again for all of the suggestions. The areas around Bi-Rite (18th St.) and Humphrey Slocombe (24th St.) definitely each deserve their own day, but we pushed through and made it to both ice scream spots, Pig and Pie and Hog and Rocks and a random collection of places in between. Bi-Rite took the top shot for ice cream. While Humphrey Slocombe was very good, and certainly had interesting flavors, the taste and texture of Bi-Rite was fantastic. Oddly, the vaunted salted caramel at Bi-Rite was our least favorite flavor (which doesn't mean it was bad). Toasted Banana, Coconut, Balsamic Strawberry and Basil were all great. Eating it on a beautiful day in Dolores Park didn't hurt. Our little girl couldn't have been happier with the ice cream and Dolores Park playground. Other hi-lites from the excursion include the shaker lemon pie at Pig & Pie (perfect to eat while waiting in line for Humphrey Slocombe ice cream), Craftsman & Wolves panna cotta (it looked like anything from here would have been a hit), garlic/sour cream langos at Bar Tartine and the beer selection at Monk's Kettle.

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