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Travel Finds of the Moment: We Share Our Two Favorite Hot Spots This Month: One in the City for the Perfect Thin-Crust Pizza, One off the Beaten Path for Picnics and Peak Views

Magazine article Sunset

Travel Finds of the Moment: We Share Our Two Favorite Hot Spots This Month: One in the City for the Perfect Thin-Crust Pizza, One off the Beaten Path for Picnics and Peak Views

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Rising along a once-abandoned industrial stretch of San Francisco is the city's newest--and most improbable--restaurant row. Until recently, the Dogpatch neighborhood, just south of AT&T Park, was best known as the location of Hells Angels headquarters. But suddenly, artists are emerging from their lofts for a glass of biodynamically grown wine, and locals are crossing town for epic breakfasts. Now that Muni's Third Street light-rail line is running, out-of-towners are catching on.

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MORNING Brunch at Just for You Cafe involves Creole crab-cakes over perfect poached eggs. $; 732 22nd St.; 415/647-3033.

NOON Snag a sidewalk table at Piccino and devour an ethereal thin-crust pizza. $$; closed Mon; 801 22nd; 415/824-4224.

EVENING With leather couches and biodynamically farmed wines, Yield Wine Bar ($; closed Sun; 2490 Third St.; 415/401-8984) is the Dogpatch version of Cheers; don't miss the sea salt-sprinkled Poco Dolce chocolates. Fried oysters and cocktails make Serpentine ($$$; closed Sun; 2495 Third; 415/252-2000) feel like a glamorous saloon.

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