A Slice of Life by Lola Chavez

SF Weekly gives Arinell Pizza a shout out:

While we can’t seem to go a San Francisco block without some by-the-slice joint promising a taste of the East Coast, we are all too often left with nothing but a grease-stained napkin and an unsatisfied craving to show for it.

Arinell Pizza in the Mission is a welcomed exception to this rule. Stepping into the unadorned Valencia Street hole in the wall feels a bit like entering a 1980’s New York time warp. Read more here. 

We ran a  video on life at Arinell’s in 2010 and it doesn’t sound like it’s changed much. 

Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks. As an old...

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