LUNCH AT DOGPATCH
I’m thrilled to have been introduced to Piccino by a good friend, which serves fine Italian inspired food in a relaxed setting. Every neighborhood in San Francisco has a beacon and for Dogpatch it’s Piccino. It’s given a face to an emerging section of town, where it’s renown for serving delicious thin crust pizzas, jewel green salads and seasonal fare.
(The Prosecco with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice was delicious and refreshing. I’m definately going to try to recreate this drink at home. Maybe I’ll even add some mint from the garden.)
In San Francisco, Dogpatch is a tiny neighborhood of 9 city blocks, which has evolved into an epicenter of creativity and good food. It’s come a long way from being an industrial wasteland, named for its abundance of stray dogs at the turn of the century. Piccino has certainly been at the forefront of that change.
(My particular favorite: burrata, early girl tomoto, eggplant, agresto, breadcrumbs and cilantro)
(fried brussels sprouts, garum vinaigrette, and scallions)
Located in a bright, yellow Victorian house, it’s meant to feel as though you are dining at a friend’s home. With an open kitchen and a park across the street, it does have a homey feeling about it. However, it’s the simple and beautifully articulated food that keeps me coming back.
(A very refreshing and light melon, avocado, pickled spring onion, shaved fennel, ginger, lime)
(A mouth watering and succulent pappardelle, house cured pancetta, broccoli di ciccio, and white wine)
(To die for thin crust pizza salsiccia: house made sausage, mozzarella and red onion)
(ricotta gnudi, roated early girl tomatoes, seared tomatillo and basil)