Things Are Heating Up in the Inner Mission


Photo by Neeta Lind, on Flickr, under Creative Commons license The Inner Mission has always been a hot spot, both literally and figuratively. Since the mid-'90s, the Valencia Corridor and 18th Street have been in the spotlight as centers of gentrification. But lately, the area encompassing the 20s east of Mission Street has been blossoming, with some of the neighborhood's, and in fact the entire city's, most sought-after bites. Some of this can be attributed to the mini-empire on 20th Street of flour+water, Central Kitchen, Salumeria and tres hip Trick Dog, the development of which brings to mind the rise of the Bi-Rite and Delfina families of businesses on 18th Street. But new things are cropping up all the time. For example, last year Local Mission Eatery (which also houses pop-up bakery Knead Patisserie) spun off Local's Corner at 23rd and Bryant, garnering instant acclaim, and owner Yaron Milgrom has plans to open a market on Harrison between 22nd and 23rd. And just today heralds the opening of the new Rhea's Cafe at 20th and Bryant, a new eatery from the folks at Rhea's Deli on Valencia, who have quietly been turning out some of the best sandwiches in the area out of their nondescript corner store at 19th Street.

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