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Goat Hill Pizza makes its own sourdough crust and serves housemade sauces, soups and dressings, and uses only the freshest ingredients.
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Philip and Mission Bay
S.F.'s plucky floating community watches waves of change Only a few blocks from the Giants baseball park, in the shadow of a major freeway, on the edge of the new UCSF campus, hidden in plain sight, is San Francisco's smallest and most unusual neighborhood. It is a community of 20 floating homes and 35 small boats, docked right in the middle of some of the most valuable real estate in the West. "There is an old French proverb: 'To stay happy, stay hidden,' " said Philip De Andrade, president of the Mission Creek Harbor Association, a nonprofit corporation that holds a lease from the Port of San Francisco for the docks and boat slips. The Mission Creek houseboat community is a floating world of its own in the city, but not really part of it. It's urban: From the living room of one houseboat, the dome of San Francisco's ornate City Hall is visible. From another boat, you can see the scoreboard at AT&T Park. All the boats face a row of town houses across the channel, and on the south side of the creek are three big construction cranes - more new apartment buildings going up. San Francisco is moving south, and Mission Creek is in the middle. Step inside some of the houseboats and they look like the pages of a designer magazine. Others are, well, rustic. A few of the small boats tied alongside look as if they could sail to China. Some couldn't make it to the Fourth Street Bridge. It is a saltwater kind of place: The boats move up and down with the tides twice a day, a range of more than 8 feet on big tides. When the wind comes up, the homes rock gently, like a ship at sea. The creek is full of life - a sea lion sometimes, runs of herring in season, and on these wintry days, rays, odd-looking fish with wings cruising just under the surface. There are night herons and egrets and 35 other species of birds. "We know how fortunate we are," said Corinne Woods, who has lived on a houseboat - or a floating home, as she likes to call it - for years. Woods, and people like her, are the reason the houseboat community exists and thrives. She is a member of a whole group of civic organizations, and is an expert at navigating through various city agencies, state commissions and the pressures of a booming real estate market. Her mission: "To make sure we are heard. We want to be at the table." Houseboats came to Mission Creek about 1960, when the state, which owned the port then, moved them from berths along Islais Creek, farther south. Mission Creek was a backwater, polluted, neglected. Old San Franciscans call it S- Creek. It was a different community 40 and 50 years ago, Woods said. Old sailors, hard-bitten types, rough guys. "They didn't want anything to do with the city," she said. "They lived in their own world." It couldn't last, and it didn't. The creek was cleaned up with a new sewer plant, the old railroad yard at Mission Bay was being converted into a new neighborhood, and scruffy houseboaters didn't fit in. To survive, it had to change. Two women had key roles. Ruth Huffaker stopped the city from evicting the boats in the 1970s and saved the community's life. Betty Boatright helped pull the community together and helped it get a long lease. She was a grande dame. Her houseboat was immaculate and she dressed to the nines, a lady on the waterfront. She could charm anyone, political leaders included. "She had a knack," said Woods. "You could not resist her." Both women have passed away, but what emerged was a floating community, careful to preserve the aura of the houseboats and the creek. There are families there now, and a professor or two. De Andrade owns a string of restaurants. It is a floating village, and the residents stick together. When De Andrade's houseboat sank a few years ago, neighbors raised it from the mud and built a new one. When 86-year-old Bob Srnka, the patriarch of Mission Creek, slipped and fell into the water the other night, neighbors rescued him. "We look out for each other," De Andrade said. For video of the Mission Creek houseboat community: http:// sfg.ly/1mTPlBx Carl Nolte is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist. His column appears every Sunday. E-mail: email@example.com
Charity Event: Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
Goat Hill Pizza believe strongly in supporting local organizations. As part of these efforts on Wednesday December 11th, 2013 we had a great turn out to support the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (or SOTA). 20% of all sales from customers who mentioned SOTA were donated to the SOTA Visual Arts Department. If you have an organizing and would like to have a special night at Goat Hill Pizza. Contact us.
Fat Tuesday, March 4th - Malasadas and unveiling goat tracks
Historic goat tracks to be unveiled at annual Goat Hill Pizza pre- Lenten fest. “I came home from school to find the smells of yeast and flour and sugar coming from the pot of boiling oil. Lent and fasting would begin tomorrow and last for forty days, but tonight would be all about fat and eggs and sugar,” remembered Goat Hill Pizza proprietor Philip De Andrade. For about the 20th time in its history, Goat Hill Pizza will be serving Portuguese “malasadas” on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, March 4, from about 11:30 till the supply runs out. These tasty fried dough balls are found in almost every Latin culture under various names like ”beignets or bunuelos” and in English like “fritters or elephant ears”. Produced wherever there are large communities of Portuguese people, malasadas are very popular in Hawaii and Massachusetts, and for that matter in homes throughout California, where 19th and 20th century Portuguese immigrants settled into agricultural and maritime endeavors. This year, at 3pm, the celebration will feature the added attraction of the unveiling of the Potrero Hill goat hoof prints, circa 1920, rescued from a Carolina Street sidewalk by Rose Marie Ostler and presented to Goat Hill Pizza in memory of Goat Hilda de Anchovy, the restaurant’s longtime mascot. This project is the result of a collaboration between the restaurant and the Potrero Hill Archive Project. For more information contact Philip De Andrade, 415 297 0917
SFgate.com - Potrero Hill shops maintain a local feel
Goat Hill Pizza and Philip were mentioned in a recent SF Gate article - "I'd get off the bus from work, see this empty space and think 'Hey, I should get some friends together and start a pizza place,' " recalled De Andrade, the ebullient owner of Goat Hill Pizza at 18th and Connecticut streets. It opened in 1975 after De Andrade called the number on the "for lease" sign in the window. Monthly rent back then: $245." - Read the complete article at http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Potrero-Hill-shops-maintain-a-local-feel-5052940.php
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