Neighborhood Watch

The Tenderloin Becomes a Destination, At Least for the Fixie Set

Photo: Bold Italic

Many of you have likely heard/noticed that a number of new spots have opened in the Tenderloin that aren’t just the gritty dive bars and fluorescent-lit ethnic food joints of yore. Farm:Table has made its mark over the last couple of years up on Post Street, serving high-end coffee and solidly San Franciscan soups and sandwiches to a neighborhood of fans with advanced degrees and sophisticated palates. Now, the Bold Italic goes so far as to say that a slow march of gentrification is making “the Tenderloin a place to ‘be’ instead of just a place to ‘go.’” They site the opening of Hooker’s Sweet Treats as well, and we’d also add Little Bird to that mix, not to mention the now five-year-old Bourbon & Branch, and a number of well loved bars. We’re not sure if we agree that there’s a critical mass yet to call the ‘Loin the next Hayes Valley, but things are changing for sure.

Fruit of the ‘Loin [Bold Italic]

The Tenderloin Becomes a Destination, At Least for the Fixie Set