Hi guys! It’s been a couple weeks with my vacation but I’m back with another Sites and Bites today in the Sunset District, right by Ocean beach. Most people don’t venture out here since it’s a bit out of the way from downtown but there are lots of wonderful spots popping up recently making it a true up and coming neighborhood in the city. Today we’re visiting a beautiful curated store called General Store and a really hot restaurant a couple doors down called Outerlands.
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General Store has been open for a couple years but they have a wonderful reputation in the city for handcrafted and rustic style home, garden, clothing, jewelery, and books. I wanted to hold and caress everything in the store and then transport it all to a cabin in the Redwoods. They support local artists and have a well curated collection of clothing as well, including vintage Levi’s, gorgeous handmade ponchos, and a fantastic selection prairie boots (below).
The outdoor space and greenhouse is really beautiful as well and not to be missed (more photos after the jump!)
Three doors down from General Store is the restaurant Outerlands– one of the hottest spots for a delicious meal in the Sunset district (maybe the hottest spot when you consider the decently long wait we had on a Wednesday lunch!). But I have to say it was really worth it. The seasonal menu was really incredible: the very best warm potato soap, crunchy grilled cheese and my personal favorite-melon and tomato salad with almonds. So delicious! We’ve tried to go there for dinner a couple times but were deterred by the long wait- have you been, what would you recommend?
Keep reading for more pictures and a map!