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The Game Changers: Three Neighborhoods You Won't Recognize in a Year

Illustration by Peter Oumanski

If restaurants, pop-ups, and micro-roasters are any indication of the city’s future—and rest assured, they are—then these three neighborhoods are speeding ahead of the curve.

THE MISSION

By fall, we'll see Delfina's new Roman-inspired Locanda, Farina's spin-off Antica Pizzeria Napoletana, Slanted Door's return to its roots and Preservation Hall, a New Orleans jazz venue that should anchor the hub with a nightlife that goes beyond the trendy dining that started it all. Read more...

DOGPATCH

What was once a central artery used by locals as a shortcut downtown is now turning into a sunny urban outpost and destination unto itself.  Read more...

HAYES VALLEY

From community gardens to designy pop-ups and second-generation eateries, the whole flow of Hayes Valley is adjusting. Read more...

*Published in the April 2011 issue of 7x7 magazine