Keep gloom at bay: SF still has its soul

Keep gloom at bay: SF still has its soul

I was reminded of this yet again on Saturday, when a dinner outing in the city’s northeast corner looped through three, four, five different worlds.

Our destination was Fisherman’s Wharf, Scoma’s to be exact, a favorite of my parents’ back when their only son equated seafood with anchovy pizza (and was left at home).

Located deep in the tourist zone where no true local goes ... except that the place was packed — and not just with out-of-towners.

Family-Run Ice Cream Sandwich Shop Opening at the Wharf

Family-Run Ice Cream Sandwich Shop Opening at the Wharf

A pair of family-run gourmet ice cream sandwich shops called the Baked Bear are slated to open at Fisherman's Wharf and in North Beach in 2016, featuring local ingredients and everything made from scratch.

"Once we get you trying one of these sandwiches, you’ll see the difference,” said co-owner Joseph Halloum. "It truly is a cookie we put a lot of effort into. We’re looking forward to providing something that isn’t your typical sandwich."