Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.
Mid-Market continues to get a much-needed makeover as part of the second annual The Windows project, an extension of the ARTery initiative aimed at revitalizing SF's Central Market corridor. Top architecture, fashion, and design firms—including Gensler, HOK, SFMOMA, Studios Architecture, Hooks ASD, ALR, IA, Arcanum Architecture, and Destination Art—tricked out storefronts between 5th and 9th streets, which were revealed in a tour by the local chapter of the International Interior Design Association on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Hitting a sausage place at the intersection of Market and Sixth to kick off the weekend doesn't exactly sound like the greatest idea. But how about a quick breakfast, devoid of tiresome lines, straight from the perfectionists behind Foreign Cinema's cult-followed brunch? Genius, right?
In January of this year, Foreign Cinema's Gayle Pirie and John Clark started serving morning meals at their two-year old mid-Market "sausage emporium," Show Dogs. And if the steady stream of weekend patrons filing through this past Saturday means anything at all, it was a very good idea. Breakfast is served every morning now, starting at 8 a.m. on the weekdays and at at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.