Feature :: Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous


The unassuming yet tempting signage outside Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous on 22nd Street.

Right on the heels of the Chronicle’s gentrification story, I give you my feature on a three-year-old artisan ice cream parlor in the Dogpatch. With flavors like ovaltine, cardamon, butterscotch and milk & cookies, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous is A) doing something real different and B) doing something REAL delicious. Two pastry chef turned ice cream makers opened the place in spring of 2010. They make all their own ice cream, toppings (from rainbow sprinkles to chocolate pearls), cones and syrups from organic ingredients right in the Dogpatch parlor. The space itself is beautiful; just barely reminiscent of an industrial warehouse with stark white walls, high ceilings, long dark wooden communal tables and floor to ceiling windows.

My friend ordered ovaltine (read: chocolate malt) with rainbow sprinkles and I the milk & cookies, straight up. Both were delicious, lots of depth of flavor without overdoing it, but the ovaltine definitely came out on top. You can choose flavors to take home too, in pints, and they’ll scoop it right in front of you. Can’t wait to go back and try out more flavors.

I still have many SF ice cream spots to cross of my To Eat list, but I have been to Bi-Rite, which is considered one of the city’s best. Sorry Bi-Rite; I have to respectfully disagree. Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous is my new favorite.

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous // 699 22nd St. San Francisco, CA 94107 // Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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