Good Hotel & Pizza: New, Hip, Cheap + Green in SOMA
JDV property at 7th and Mission, threw an opening party last Thursday night, so I met up with my food writer friend Chrissy Loader to check it out and have a few slices.
Looks like parking will be a breeze, but we couldn't help noting that a pool would be even better.
The pizza, I'm happy to report, is good, even delicious. Thin crust, nice chewy/flaky ratio, pleasing sauce flavor, and not too much cheese. Just my style.
Seriously, it looks like a dot-com era juice bar. All function, very little form. Going to be a solid lunch spot for the (also green) Federal Building a block away, though.
Music venues like Rickshaw Stop are already hopping on to book touring bands like Shiny Toy Guns on NYE into Good Hotel, since its rates and hip factor compete directly with the infamous rocker destination, the Phoenix Hotel.
Hence the importance of employing a savvy crew of bed-jumping testers.
And this genius toilet-top sink by SinkPositive makes hand-washing fuss-free and sustainable. (There are regular sinks and vanities in the rooms proper.)
Chrissy and I started strategizing about how to get one; it'd be perfect for those little toilet-only rooms that litter San Francisco's Victorian railroad flats.
The computer terminals in the lobby should make it easy for travelers to keep their blogs properly refreshed while on the road.
Now how to convince them to put in a (decidedly NOT sustainable) heated outdoor pool?