Best New Microhood - 2011
You aren't a true San Franciscan until you have referred casually to a microhood, be it FolSOMA (Folsom between Seventh and Eighth streets), SoMisPo (where SOMA, the Mission, and Potrero Hill meet) or, most impressively, Mint Slope. Where to find this diagonal candyland? Follow Market Street south until you notice the Federal Mint towering above, then try to remain calm as Minty goodness washes over you. This may come in the form of a surprise nipple piercing at Nomad or a spicy cocktail from the Pisco Latin Lounge. Continue down Market and you may eventually reach Castraightsion. Okay, we made that one up.