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Craftsman and Wolves

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Craftsman and Wolves, a set on Flickr.

Easily one of the most anticipated bakery openings of the year, Craftsman and Wolves opened it’s doors prior to launching to give the neighborhood just a taste. That day, I started with the cocoa + carrot muffin, and it was good. Incredibly moist (almost wet, in fact) and incredibly rich.

On my next  visit, I tried a hazelnut scone. Savoury yes, but not remarkable enough to be my favorite scone in the city. Arizmendi remains the leader, there.

Perhaps my favorite of their many creations is the passionfruit croissant, a perfectly executed croissant with a classic, crispy exterior and a wonderfully airy, layered center. The croissant is in turn covered with a passionfruit glaze and the marriage of that and the sesame seeds is truly special.

 

Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia St
(between 19th St & 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 913-7713
craftsman-wolves.com/

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Pre-opening at Craftsman and Wolves

Pre-opening at Craftsman and Wolves, a bakery on Valencia Street, SF

Pre-opening at Craftsman and Wolves, a bakery on Valencia Street, SF

Pre-opening at Craftsman and Wolves, on Valencia in the Mission. San Francisco.

Easily one of the most anticipated bakery openings of the year, Craftsman and Wolves opened it’s doors prior to launching to give the neighborhood just a taste. Rather than buying, you could reach in a fish bowl and draw the name of a pastry, which you got as a free sample. I drew a cocoa + carrot muffin, and it was good. Incredibly moist (almost wet) and incredibly rich.

Pastry raffle

Pastry raffle

The richness matches the space, a concrete and wood industrial fantasy. The owner has a pedigree, previously of Telltale Preserves. Telltale was amazing and this should be equally so. More to come!

Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia St
(between 19th St & 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 913-7713
craftsman-wolves.com/


Tartine to open a bread shop on valencia, february 2011

sf eater reporting that Mission darling Tartine is opening a bread shop at 563 valencia, early next year. Like Pinkie’s is to Citizen’s Band, Knead to Local Mission and Goody Goodie to Starstream, the Tartine bread shop will follow a model that’s worked for other new bakeries this year: in addition to serving the sidewalk traffic from the store front, the bakery will additionally provide the bread served in the partner restaurant nearby, Bar Tartine.


favorite restaurants of san francisco, heart restaurant and wine bar

Heart, in pictures. . .

"Spaghetti Sundays" night at Heart Wine Bar and Restaurant on Valencia St, SF

"Spaghetti Sundays" night at Heart Wine Bar and Restaurant on Valencia St, SF

romaine salad with anchovie/olive oil dressing, radishes at Heart Restaurant, SF

delicious & simple: romaine salad with anchovie/olive oil dressing, radishes at Heart Restaurant, SF

among the best I've ever had; spaghetti and meatballs at Heart Restaurant

among the best I've ever had; spaghetti and meatballs at Heart Restaurant

beautiful scooter ride home to Hancock Street, the sunset a brilliant orange and pink

beautiful scooter ride home to Hancock Street, the sunset a brilliant orange and pink

THE VERDICT: I’ll definitely go back.

Heart
1270 Valencia St
(between 23rd St & 24th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
(415) 285-1200
http://www.heartsf.com
Hours: Mon, Wed 4 pm – 10 pm