How SF Sees SF
San Francisco is comprised of many diverse communities filled with rich cultural heritage and character. Located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, the Bayview is one of these communities, known for residents who are devoted to their community's well-being and prosperity. Locals like 15 year resident and restaurateur Kristin Houk work together to showcase the best of the Bayview.
A member of the Kynder Collective, All Good Pizza's Kristin Houk has fostered a deep sense of community in the Bayview. We asked Kristin to tell us why she loves the Bayview so much and where she recommends you visit when you're in the neighborhood!
Q: I'm curious about the Fire Pit Project, is this an ongoing event at All Good Pizza?
A: Yes, this is an ongoing event - it is one of our best - we do it monthly typically, but we are still working out the schedule for this year. It's all about gathering community around a warm fire and sharing the evening with local makers.
Q: What is so beautiful about the Bayview community to you?
A: For me, the Bayview community is the perfect balance of city life with a small town feel. Neighbors know and support each other. Everyone is friendly and stops to chat. This is a community built on multi-generational families and newcomers alike that want to live in a place that fosters a sense of togetherness and sharing. Many makers of this community work together to create an eclectic, artistic, old school, welcoming vibe.
Q: If someone was coming to spend some time in the Bayview, where would you recommend they visit?
A: Treats and Coffee at Ritual Coffee in Flora Grubb Gardens - a must see!
Building Resources - A not-for-profit organization 1.5 acres yard full of low-cost, high-quality, recycled and reusable building and landscaping materials. All buildings on site are built using reused materials exclusively.
Scrap - A community organization that collects and distributes reusable discarded materials to underfunded educational programs, organizations, teachers, artists, parent and students.
Heron's Head Park - A 22-acre wetland and wildlife habitat restoration story on San Francisco's shoreline, where you can learn about native plants, birds and how they are protected.
Q: Do you have any new/seasonal dishes coming soon?
A: The rain has made for an early/interesting season, so we won't know what we're cooking until we know what seasonal produce is available!
Q: Lastly, I just found out about your new restaurant opening called Tato! Oh my goodness you must be so busy! It sounds like it will be awesome!! You're amazing.
A: Thank you! It's going to be a beautiful display of the Mexican culture! My ex-husband and son's father is from Mexico City and all of my recipes have been created in homage to his family and specifically mom, a chef in Mexico. She is such an inspiration and Tato is my son's nickname!
We hope you'll find Kristin's local recommendations valuable when you're in San Francisco next, and be sure to stop by and say hi to Kristin and her team! Head over to All Good Pizza's spotlight page to learn more about their eco-conscious efforts and mesmerizing pizza menu.
Tato SF in the Bayview is slated to open late summer so stay tuned!
Heart and comment if you love pizza and San Francisco :)