Hello Excelsior

I’ve lived in the Parkmerced area (which is right next to San Francisco State University) for the past seven years. But by next week, we’ll be moving to a house in the Excelsior District, one of a few areas in San Francisco that I’m not all too familiar with. I understand it’s near the Mission district, the neighborhood seems to have a good mix of Mexican and Asian stores, and that the area in general is quite residential, but as far as nearby restaurants and places to eat, it’s all a mystery. My husband has lived there before, so I’m hoping he’ll get to show the area around to me. It’ll be quite an adventure, that’s for sure.

Anyone here have tips on what to do/see in the Excelsior?

4 Comments so far

  1. Morey (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 9:41 pm

    All I know is food.

    Many years ago, I made regular trips to the Excelsior to visit Jim’s Coffee Shop, the only good diner in the city. Since it burned (and never rose from the ashes), I have just one reason to visit: Joe’s Cable Car on Mission near Silver. The burgers are really good. Better than the Burgermeister chain. What it is not, however, is cheap. This place will chew through a double sawbuck in no time flat.


  2. v pulgas (unregistered) on July 10th, 2005 @ 1:41 pm

    You lucky person, you’ve moved to the best part of town.

    Sunday, 7 August, go to the soon to be McLaren Park amphitheater (soon to be named in honor of Excelsior native Jerry Garcia) and celebrate his birthday with the crowd at the 3rd annual J G birthday party

    Past events: 4th of July was the 16th annual New Mission Terrace/ Roxie Food Center 4th of July parade and FREE BBQ,

    9 July, re-opening of the newly-renovated Excelsior Library. Check it out.

    6 July Grand opening party of the new affordable Senior housing @ 5199 Mission St.

    There’s a new Peruvian restaurant next to Sorrento’s delicatessian (across the street from Mama’s cafe.

    I really like the Italian-American Club for events.

    Get on the mailing list for the Croatian-American Club (Onondaga @ Alemany, cross the street from the post office).

    Visit the Cayuga Playground on the south end of Cayuga and you’ll be glad you did.

    Get the idea?

    Join your neighborhood group.

    Hang out in a bar.

    How could you stand living in Parkmerced?


  3. Thomas Murphy (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2006 @ 8:26 am

    actually the amphitheater was officially renamed on July 21, 2005.


  4. dan (unregistered) on February 7th, 2006 @ 4:54 pm

    I’ve lived out here for years. Mamรก Art Cafe (4754 Mission at Russia) is great place (the only place?)! Good food, free wifi. Nice open sunny atmosphere.

    http://www.mamasf.com



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