Words: Kelly Phillips Badal
Images: Justin Kaneps
This is the City by the Bay’s oldest neighborhood, but on a Thursday afternoon at dusk, the atmosphere is anything but tired. It’s electric.
Laptop-toting workers pour out of area start-ups like Everlane, Asana, and CrowdFlower, heading for happy hour at El Techo to down margaritas and nibble chicharrones on the rooftop while taking in views of downtown SF. Music — from indie rock to Mexican polka — floats through the air. The tantalizing scent of fresh tortillas and grilled meat drifts from dozens of Latino markets.