EATERY AND URBAN WINE TOUR
Take One-Part Food Tour, One-Part Urban Wine Tour, One- Part Neighborhood Sightseeing Tour and what have you got? A good time to be had by all! Please join us on a tasteful journey through a part of San Francisco that has been relatively unexplored by the curious culinarian.
The SoMa district is large and spread out, so if you do find yourself South of the Slot, it helps to know where you're going. A lot has changed since Jack London was born here in the late 19th century. The city's wealthiest citizens have moved from Rincon Hill to Nob Hill and most of Rincon Hill was used to fill in Mission Bay. Butchertown is gone, Irish Hill is but a wee memory, and the Miracle Mile is now just a Miraculous block or two, even Breeder Alley is about to sprout condos. The neighborhood of retirees was cleared out for Yerba Buena, yet there is a still a remaining pocket in the adjoining Philipino enclave, complete with a cultural center. The warehouse district has condos and big box stores, but the master plan for the development of the area was never fully implemented and throughout the district you can still find little oasises of charming Eduardian character, quaint tree-lined streets and brick buildings which are the remnants of the light industry that once employed the local populace. The new baseball stadium has attracted a bevy of new restaurants and clubs, there is a new train station and soon we'll have a new Transbay Terminal, a new Basketball stadium and more condos. In the mix is a busy collection of small businesses that include hotels, clubs and restaurants, bars and the re-appearance of wineries.
Even though trends and fashions have made inroads into SoMa it still holds onto its working class identity. The old neighborhood didn't go without a fight and the scrappy residents have many of victory under their belts. Highway 80 and its never ending traffic cut through it and there are still many signs of its industrial personality in the train tracks and working wharves lying on the outskirts of the developed areas. Art co-ops, galleries and a large design area still proudly create their works and add to the quality of life from their own vision and perspective.
This huge district, sprawling from the Embarcadero to Eleventh Street, between Market and Townsend. The neighborhood is a patchwork of warehouses, swanky nightspots, residential hotels, art spaces, loft apartments, furniture showrooms and the tenacious Internet companies that survived the first tech market collapse. Although a lot of building has gone on in recent years, it is still not densely developed. Luckily for us, it's flat but it is spread out. The best way to explore this area is to break it down into smaller sections and enjoy each one separately. There are three main areas or hubs:
*South Park and China Basin
*Near SF MOMA & Yerba Buena, 3rd & Market to 4th & Mission
*Folsom and Eleventh Streets.
Because the mix of this area is so eclectic and ever changing, if you don't know where you are going , it is easy to get lost. The zone around Sixth and Mission can be sketchy if you're walking alone, and at the very least the unschooled wanderer could come away with an impression of nothing more than highway overpasses and warehouses. Target your exploration in the pockets of culture around Yerba Buena, South Park and Eleventh Street, and you'll be sure to stumble upon lots of hidden treasures and funky urban charm. The best way to see this area and much more fun than exploring on your own is to join us as we sip, nibble and nosh our way through the many eating and drinking establishments to be found South of Market so that by the tour's end you will be properly satisfied and ready to return for more.
Some of the highlights to be enjoyed during the tour are:
Along the way, you'll see:
Urban Wine Tasting
Food from some of the city's hottest new chefs!
Traditional Dim Sum
Spectacular views of the Bay Bridge
How to Reserve:Cost: $130 per person
When: Upon request for groups of 8 or more
Reservations Line: 800.595.4849 (24hrs)
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More Information: 415.793.1104
We also offer these related tours:
Nob Hill | Polk Street Food | Downtown Cocktails | North Beach Walk | North Beach Food | Ferry Building
Alcatraz | Folsom District | Chinatown Food | Chinatown Walk | Mission Food | Mission Walk | Mission Food & Drink
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