Author Archive for ‘Anne Arcelo’

Anchor & Hope is a seafood restaurant located in  SoMa on Minna and 2nd.  It’s the 3rd SoMa restaurant brought to you by the owners of Salt House and Town Hall.  The brick building that houses Anchor & Hope has a unique history, dating back 100 years as a mechanic’s warehouse.  The ambiance is very […]


Look out Beard Papa, there’s a new cream puff in town!  Only a year in the business, and Pacific Puffs has already made quite a name for themselves.  Using an old family recipe, Pacific Puffs has mastered the art of creating the perfect puff. They have a simple menu consisting of 6 varieties: Classic- Pacific […]


I rarely dine out in North Bearch because of the many over-priced restaurants and valet parking, but for Mangarosa Restaurant & Bar I will make an exception.  Mangarosa, translated in Portuguese as “pink mango,” is a mango prominent in Northeast Brazil, considered to be the cream of the crop.  In that spirit, the owners of […]


If you haven’t already noticed, Hoodscope is a fan of 7×7’s Big Eat SF (although we may not always agree with them).  This year Anthony’s Cookies and Cream cookie is new on the list, so you know I had to try it.  Actually, Gene thought he would be the first Hoodscoper to try the cookie, […]


Music is an art form that I feel is best enjoyed live on a stage.  That said, San Francisco is home to some of the finest live music and concert venues, and The Fillmore is one of them. Walk in and you’re immersed in music history. The walls are covered with photographs and posters from […]


The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.  That’s over 30 million pints consumed in San Francisco alone!  This is a fact I’m sure the Mitchell family knows all too well. Mitchell’s Ice Cream has been a San Francisco dessert destination for nearly […]